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Automatic Chronometer "Space Gold" 39 mm

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0333.9.6695.100

  • About this watch

    The Space Gold is a special edition meteorite dial that has been plated with 18k rose gold, a groundbreaking feat in dial manufacturing. This infusion of precious metal not only enhances the inherent beauty of the meteorite's Widmanstätten pattern, imbuing it with mesmerizing depth, but also lends an unmistakable character of elegance. With textures as unique as they are organic, each dial becomes a singular work of art, promising an ownership experience that is truly one-of-a-kind.

    Breaking away from conventional methods like PVD coating seen in other colored meteorite dials, our approach utilizes the meteorite's high iron content to facilitate depositing real gold via electroplating. Soldering the dial feet onto the meteorite directly instead of adhering it to a brass base plate further enabled us to intricately machine a beveled date window directly into the dial, a signature design element across all Formex timepieces. This development is a product of intense prototyping carried out in our dial manufacture located in the Swiss Jura mountains.

    The first 100 units of each Space Gold are numbered. They are powered by a highly precise COSC-certified Swiss Automatic movement and come with the tested and proven patented features our customers already love about their Essence. These include the Case Suspension System and a folding clasp made of carbon fiber, with a unique fine-adjustment system that perfectly adapts to the wrist’s ever changing size due to heat and humidity.

    Movement
    The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by Sellita's highest quality grade SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic movement, beautifully decorated and wound by Formex's custom skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. 

    Dial
    After being cut and plated, the final product is a perfectly flat disc that measures just 0.65mm thick and showcases the natural pattern of the Muonionalusta meteorite. Since the textures are organic and cannot be artificially reproduced, each individual dial will appear slightly different, making every single watch a completely unique piece. Applied indices and hands are gun-metal finished, deep-filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9 and mirror-polished on the bevels to provide legibility day and night.

    Straps and Clasps
    For a perfect fit and more comfort on the wrist at all times, we're using the new Formex Deployant clasp with a gradual fine-adjustment system for the leather and rubber straps. The stainless steel bracelet, which reflects the same flawless finishing of the Essence's case, has a hidden Micro-Extension. All straps and the steel bracelet can be changed without the use of any tools and in just a few seconds. 

  • Features

    Swiss Made Automatic Movement
    Chronometer
    Patented Case Suspension System
    Patented Micro-Adjustment System
    Tool-Free Change Of Straps/Bracelet
    Sapphire Crystal
    Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating
    Transparent Case Back
    Water Resistance 10 Bar
    BRACELET
    BRACELET
    CASE
    DIAL
    MOVEMENT
    MOVEMENT
    MOVEMENT
    PRE-ORDER
    HIDE_FIELDS
    INFLUENCER-HEADING
    INFLUENCER-SUBTEXT
    PDP-CUSTOMIZER-HEADING
    PDP-CUSTOMIZER-SUBTEXT
    DIAL
    BADGE
    NOTIFY-ME


         3-Year Guarantee

    We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.

         Secure Payment

    Formex is dedicated to online payment security. We do not store any of your payment information. We offer payment solutions tailored to your shipping destination. Please proceed to checkout to view your local payment options.

        All Taxes & Duties Included

    The courier dropping off your Formex will not hand you a customs and sales tax bill nor ask you to pay them cash, as we have already taken care of that with our shipping partners. The prices you see on our Online Shop is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.

         Free Express Delivery

    All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.

         Swiss Made

    All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.

About this watch

The Space Gold is a special edition meteorite dial that has been plated with 18k rose gold, a groundbreaking feat in dial manufacturing. This infusion of precious metal not only enhances the inherent beauty of the meteorite's Widmanstätten pattern, imbuing it with mesmerizing depth, but also lends an unmistakable character of elegance. With textures as unique as they are organic, each dial becomes a singular work of art, promising an ownership experience that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Breaking away from conventional methods like PVD coating seen in other colored meteorite dials, our approach utilizes the meteorite's high iron content to facilitate depositing real gold via electroplating. Soldering the dial feet onto the meteorite directly instead of adhering it to a brass base plate further enabled us to intricately machine a beveled date window directly into the dial, a signature design element across all Formex timepieces. This development is a product of intense prototyping carried out in our dial manufacture located in the Swiss Jura mountains.

The first 100 units of each Space Gold are numbered. They are powered by a highly precise COSC-certified Swiss Automatic movement and come with the tested and proven patented features our customers already love about their Essence. These include the Case Suspension System and a folding clasp made of carbon fiber, with a unique fine-adjustment system that perfectly adapts to the wrist’s ever changing size due to heat and humidity.

Movement
The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by Sellita's highest quality grade SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic movement, beautifully decorated and wound by Formex's custom skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. 

Dial
After being cut and plated, the final product is a perfectly flat disc that measures just 0.65mm thick and showcases the natural pattern of the Muonionalusta meteorite. Since the textures are organic and cannot be artificially reproduced, each individual dial will appear slightly different, making every single watch a completely unique piece. Applied indices and hands are gun-metal finished, deep-filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9 and mirror-polished on the bevels to provide legibility day and night.

Straps and Clasps
For a perfect fit and more comfort on the wrist at all times, we're using the new Formex Deployant clasp with a gradual fine-adjustment system for the leather and rubber straps. The stainless steel bracelet, which reflects the same flawless finishing of the Essence's case, has a hidden Micro-Extension. All straps and the steel bracelet can be changed without the use of any tools and in just a few seconds. 

Features

Swiss Made Automatic Movement
Chronometer
Patented Case Suspension System
Patented Micro-Adjustment System
Tool-Free Change Of Straps/Bracelet
Sapphire Crystal
Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating
Transparent Case Back
Water Resistance 10 Bar
BRACELET
BRACELET
CASE
DIAL
MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT
MOVEMENT
PRE-ORDER
HIDE_FIELDS
INFLUENCER-HEADING
INFLUENCER-SUBTEXT
PDP-CUSTOMIZER-HEADING
PDP-CUSTOMIZER-SUBTEXT
DIAL
BADGE
NOTIFY-ME


  3-Year Guarantee

We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.

   Secure Payment

Formex is dedicated to online payment security. We do not store any of your payment information. We offer payment solutions tailored to your shipping destination. Please proceed to checkout to view your local payment options.

   All Taxes & Duties Included

The courier dropping off your Formex will not hand you a customs and sales tax bill nor ask you to pay them cash, as we have already taken care of that with our shipping partners. The prices you see on our Online Shop is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.

   Free Express Delivery

All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.

   Swiss Made

All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.



39 mm Stainless Steel Case

Modeled with high-performance bikes and racing cars in mind, Formex’s bestselling Essence ThirtyNine model features the brand’s patented case suspension system, which works by integrating four springs between the upper and lower watch case. The result is the ultimate shock absorption system designed to protect the mechanical movement and deliver unparalleled comfort to the wearer. The slim case design of just 10 mm and curved lugs allow a perfect fit on your wrist. The vertical brush finish on the case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. The identical finishing extends to the solid-link stainless steel bracelet as well as the deployant buckle when worn on a leather or rubber strap. The interplay between brushed surfaces and mirror-polished chamfers is echoed in each component, from the stainless-steel bracelet links to the deployant buckle, from the hands and machined indices to the applied Formex logo on the dial. For enhanced legibility, the latter components have undergone a gun-metal finish, heightening the contrast against the dial. Deep-filled with luminous Super- LumiNova® BGW9, the hour and minute hands, along with the indices, ensure clear timekeeping even in low-light conditions.

officially certified movement

The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 41 hours. We've chosen its highest quality grade "Chronometer" because it comes with premium components such as a Glucydur balance wheel which is exceptionally hard and stable, very resistant to deformation, non-magnetic, and non-corrosive. The movement is completely decorated and wound by Formex’s in-house developed and custom built skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC (the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. Each certified chronometer is unique, identified by a number engraved on its movement and a certificate number issued by the COSC. While less than 3% of Swiss watch movements are officially certified, Formex further rate test them per the same criteria after assembly, to measure if there is any deviation from the certification rates.

fine adjustment clasp

Besides contributing to visual appeal, the details on the Essence ThirtyNine also serve a purpose. For a timepiece to be a watch for all occasions, it needs to feel exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. For even more wrist comfort, Formex added their patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp that allows for fine-adjustment of the strap length on the go, allowing for a perfect fit on the wrist in all conditions and temperatures. The strap can be changed without the use of any tools with Formex's patented quick release system. The stainless steel bracelet with screwed links has the same quick release system and also features a unique micro-extension system.

A Meteorite on the Wrist

Some four ice ages ago, an iron meteorite blasted into the Earth’s atmosphere and slammed into a 25 x 15 kilometer area that sits north of the Arctic circle, centered at 67°49’ N, 23°9’ E in what is now northern Scandinavia. Besides their remote location, finding these meteorite fragments is extremely difficult as the ground is completely frozen solid most of the year, and the area is also covered in 24 hours of darkness for several months at a time. To make a dial from this unique extraterrestrial material, special machining and treatments are required to reveal the distinct characteristics of this ancient iron-based meteorite. The beautiful equilateral triangles that create the naturally-occurring Widmanstätten pattern are the result of a very slow cooling process that takes place over the course of millions of years, during which the crystalline structure of the minerals within the core of the asteroid changes. After being cut, the untreated stone is being electroplated with 18k rose gold, a groundbreaking feat in dial manufacturing. This infusion of precious metal not only enhances the inherent beauty of the meteorite's natural pattern, imbuing it with mesmerizing depth, but also lends an unmistakable character of elegance. Since the textures are organic and cannot be artificially reproduced, each individual dial will appear slightly different, making every single watch a completely unique piece. Soldering the dial feet onto the meteorite directly instead of adhering it to a brass base plate further enabled us to intricately machine a beveled date window directly into the dial, a signature design element across all Formex timepieces. This development is a product of intense prototyping carried out in our dial manufacture located in the Swiss Jura mountains.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

  • MOVEMENT

    Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels and glucydur balance wheel. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 41 hours power reserve.

    CASE

    Diameter: 39mm
    Height: 10mm
    Lug width: 20mm
    Lug-to-lug: 45mm
    Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
    Weight: 65g (case only)

    MATERIAL

    Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
    Case: Stainless steel 316L
    Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment

  • STRAP

    Italian calf leather straps with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
    Stainless steel bracelet with Quick Release and Micro-extension function.

    All Essence straps and the bracelet can be changed by hand without the use of tools. The carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented fine adjustment system can be changed without tools and can be used for all Essence ThirtyNine leather straps.

    DIAL

    Muonionalusta meteorite dial, plated with 18k rose gold. The equilateral triangles that create the Widmanstätten pattern is a result of very slow cooling over millions of years, whereas the crystalline structure of the minerals within the core of the asteroid changes. Since the textures are organic and cannot be artificially reproduced, each single dial is a completely unique piece. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Suspension System

Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of Formex timepieces. Its two main functions are:

  • absorbs shocks to protect the mechanical movement from heavy impacts
  • adds to the comfort on the wrist by adapting to the wearer’s movements

Modeled with high-performance bikes and racing cars in mind, the Formex patented case suspension system works by integrating four springs between the upper and lower watch case. The result is the ultimate shock absorption system designed to protect the mechanical movement and deliver unparalleled comfort to the wearer.

This patented case suspension system brings form and function together for Formex Swiss watches. It’s functional, it’s state of the art engineering and it’s unquestionably unique - all in one watch.

FINE-ADJUSTMENT DEPLOYANT CARBON CLASP

Your strap comes on our new deployant clasp with a patented fine-adjustment. More intuitive to operate, the new version is fully made out of our proprietary carbon fiber composite. The micro-adjustment is now even easier to use and can be operated while the watch is on your wrist. Lightweight, smooth to the touch, ultra-durable and highly functional, this clasp is a real piece of engineering, making your Watch even more comfortable to wear.

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