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Essence

Automatic Chronometer Brown

€1.240,00

*taxes, duties and shipping included

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Essence

Automatic Chronometer Brown

€1.240,00

About This Watch

The Essence combines elegance and robustness in a Swiss mechanical high precision timepiece. With its patented Case Suspension System, waterproof case, COSC-certified Swiss Automatic movement and flawless hand-finished surfaces, the Formex Essence is a study in what it means to have the best of both worlds. On top of that, unique features, such as our patented Micro-Adjustment System, will make the Essence wear exceptionally comfortable on your wrist.

  • Robust. It may take on the look of an elegant evening watch, but the Essence carries the Formex reputation for sporty durability.
  • Luxurious. Hand-finished with undiluted passion, the Essence is crafted with an execution only found in high-end timepieces. The movement's accuracy has been tested and certified by COSC, the official Swiss Testing Institute for Swiss Chronometer.
  • Comfortable. Our patented Case Suspension System and carbon fiber composite clasp with patented Fine Adjustment System adapt to your wrist movements and daily adventures. 
  • Bold. Above a complex construction lies an elaborate case with brushed stainless steel and mirror polished bevels. To create perfect angles and a razor-sharp look, the horizontal lines on the dial are CNC machined one by one.
  • Yours. You don’t have to sit in the lap of luxury to put something luxurious on your wrist. Our direct-to-consumer approach means you'll get high quality watches at a fraction of the cost of any comparable Swiss timepiece.

 

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
  • 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. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer
  • *taxes, duties and shipping 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 at checkout is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.
  • Free Express Delivery & 30-Day Returns

    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.

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. 38 hours power reserve.

Case

  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Height: 10mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 49mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 80g (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.
  • Black rubber strap 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 leather and rubber straps.

Dial

Vertical brush finish with horizontally cut lines which are CNC machined into the dial base one by one. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Reference Number

0330.1.6351.100

Suspension System

Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of every single Formex timepiece. 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 Clasp

This in-house developed folding clasp is made of injected carbon fiber composite on a stainless steel or titanium buckle. It features a patented gradual 7mm fine-adjustment system that allows to micro adjust the length of the strap without taking off the watch. As our wrists change size during the day and in different temperatures, this system gives a bespoke fit no matter the conditions, improving the comfort and fit on the wrist.

About This Watch

The Essence combines elegance and robustness in a Swiss mechanical high precision timepiece. With its patented Case Suspension System, waterproof case, COSC-certified Swiss Automatic movement and flawless hand-finished surfaces, the Formex Essence is a study in what it means to have the best of both worlds. On top of that, unique features, such as our patented Micro-Adjustment System, will make the Essence wear exceptionally comfortable on your wrist.

  • Robust. It may take on the look of an elegant evening watch, but the Essence carries the Formex reputation for sporty durability.
  • Luxurious. Hand-finished with undiluted passion, the Essence is crafted with an execution only found in high-end timepieces. The movement's accuracy has been tested and certified by COSC, the official Swiss Testing Institute for Swiss Chronometer.
  • Comfortable. Our patented Case Suspension System and carbon fiber composite clasp with patented Fine Adjustment System adapt to your wrist movements and daily adventures. 
  • Bold. Above a complex construction lies an elaborate case with brushed stainless steel and mirror polished bevels. To create perfect angles and a razor-sharp look, the horizontal lines on the dial are CNC machined one by one.
  • Yours. You don’t have to sit in the lap of luxury to put something luxurious on your wrist. Our direct-to-consumer approach means you'll get high quality watches at a fraction of the cost of any comparable Swiss timepiece.

 

Suspension System

Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of every single Formex timepiece. 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 Clasp

This in-house developed folding clasp is made of injected carbon fiber composite on a stainless steel or titanium buckle. It features a patented gradual 7mm fine-adjustment system that allows to micro adjust the length of the strap without taking off the watch. As our wrists change size during the day and in different temperatures, this system gives a bespoke fit no matter the conditions, improving the comfort and fit on the wrist.

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
  • 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. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer
  • *taxes, duties and shipping 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 at checkout is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.
  • Free Express Delivery & 30-Day Returns

    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.

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. 38 hours power reserve.

Case

  • Diameter: 43mm
  • Height: 10mm
  • Lug width: 22mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 49mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 80g (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.
  • Black rubber strap 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 leather and rubber straps.

Dial

Vertical brush finish with horizontally cut lines which are CNC machined into the dial base one by one. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Reference Number

0330.1.6351.100

In the Press

"A versatile and high-value timepiece that is easy on your pocket is hard to find - this year, Formex Swiss Watches presents a chronometer-certified one that, amazingly, can be had for about a grand." Keith Strandberg, Editor-in-Chief

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"Under a loupe, the way the hour hand hovers just above the dial and just inside the indices is impressive. The color-matched chamfered rehaut holds a white minute track and is attractive and legible". Allen Farmelo, Author

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"This knowledge and experience show in the Essence Automatic Chronometer, which takes all the good things about a micro-brand watch and engineers them to the next level. This is legitimately great value for the money." Tom Mulraney, Editor

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"A remarkable watch at a remarkable price which holds more details than could ever be expected". Armand Rosen, Owner of the YouTube Channel "Armand the Watch Guys"

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"Swiss brand Formex has managed to create a versatile mechanical watch with a rather distinctive design at a very attractive price point". Roger Ruegger, Editor-in-Chief

Customer Reviews

Based on 84 reviews
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Werner R. Fehr
Herausragend

Kauf keine Sekunde bereut. Freundlicher Empfang im Showroom in Biel. Herr Granito stellte uns die Modelle persönlich vor. Preis /Leistung sensationell! Ausgezeichnete Verarbeitung, hohe Ganggenauigkeit, super Handhabung Stahl- und Kautschukband, inkl. Schliessen. Vergesst alle (zu) teuren Uhrenmarken, schaut Euch zuerst bei FORMEX um!!

Herzlichen Dank für Ihren Besuch bei uns in Biel, für Ihren Einkauf, Ihre Weiterempfehlung und natürlich auch dafür, dass Sie sich für diese tolle Rückmeldung Zeit genommen haben. Das ganze Team wünscht viel Spass und Freude mit der neuen Uhr.

J
Julian N.
I absolutely love the watch.

Everything about the process was great. I also loved that fact that you sized the bracelet so it could be worn straight away! It was even running with the correct time and date! Nice touch and something the so called big boys could do with learning from. As an aside, I have a few watch loving friends, one of whom liked it so much he has now ordered! I believe his arrives this week. Keep up the great work, and if you decide to do a special Rose gold with the blue dial and a rose gold bracelet give me a shout!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We can't tell you how much we appreciate it that your word of mouth has brought us a new customer. It is the most powerful way for us to get a Formex watch on an enthusiast's wrist like yours.

M
Mark Essman
Most Excellent Watch!

I own a number of watches including newer micro brands. This is my first Formex and I am more than impressed with the overall quality, the fit and finish, and great accuracy right out of the box.

Very satisfied with my purchase, and it will not be my last Formex.

Thank you Raphael and Team Formex!!!!!

We love to hear your impressions about your first Formex and are excited that it finds a special place in your watch collection. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

W
W. Bradley
All I Expected It To Be +!

So far, this watch has exceeded my expectations. For the price, fit and finish are awesome and it easily looks like a watch many times it cost. Very easy to remove the one link I needed to (my bad as I added a bit to my sizing because the paper guide just didn’t feel right). The dial is absolutely stunning. With a snug bracelet it’s like you’re not even wearing a watch. Still haven’t quite figured out the micro adjustment but I’ll get there. I won’t hesitate to buy from Formex again should another of their time pieces catch my eye.

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are so glad that you enjoy wearing your new watch and that you appreciate all the details and features.

D
Daniel
Das grüne Wunder

Ich bin schlicht begeistert - die Essence ist bezüglich Preis-/Leistung nicht zu schlagen. Einwandfreie und hochwertige Verarbeitung, optimale Grösse und ein wunderschönes Zifferblatt. Meine Kronen haben seit dem Kauf der Essence ihren Platz im Safe gefunden und bisher keine wrist time mehr erhalten.
Formex - what else.

Den Spruch kennen wir doch von einem anderen Schweizer Produkt... für Ihre Rückmeldung hier absolut auf den Punkt gebracht. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass die Uhr begeistert und so viel Zeit am Handgelenk verbringt. Viel Spass damit und bis bald.

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. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer

*taxes, duties and shipping 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 & 30-Day Returns

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 84 reviews
99%
(83)
1%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
W
Werner R. Fehr
Herausragend

Kauf keine Sekunde bereut. Freundlicher Empfang im Showroom in Biel. Herr Granito stellte uns die Modelle persönlich vor. Preis /Leistung sensationell! Ausgezeichnete Verarbeitung, hohe Ganggenauigkeit, super Handhabung Stahl- und Kautschukband, inkl. Schliessen. Vergesst alle (zu) teuren Uhrenmarken, schaut Euch zuerst bei FORMEX um!!

Herzlichen Dank für Ihren Besuch bei uns in Biel, für Ihren Einkauf, Ihre Weiterempfehlung und natürlich auch dafür, dass Sie sich für diese tolle Rückmeldung Zeit genommen haben. Das ganze Team wünscht viel Spass und Freude mit der neuen Uhr.

J
Julian N.
I absolutely love the watch.

Everything about the process was great. I also loved that fact that you sized the bracelet so it could be worn straight away! It was even running with the correct time and date! Nice touch and something the so called big boys could do with learning from. As an aside, I have a few watch loving friends, one of whom liked it so much he has now ordered! I believe his arrives this week. Keep up the great work, and if you decide to do a special Rose gold with the blue dial and a rose gold bracelet give me a shout!

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We can't tell you how much we appreciate it that your word of mouth has brought us a new customer. It is the most powerful way for us to get a Formex watch on an enthusiast's wrist like yours.

M
Mark Essman
Most Excellent Watch!

I own a number of watches including newer micro brands. This is my first Formex and I am more than impressed with the overall quality, the fit and finish, and great accuracy right out of the box.

Very satisfied with my purchase, and it will not be my last Formex.

Thank you Raphael and Team Formex!!!!!

We love to hear your impressions about your first Formex and are excited that it finds a special place in your watch collection. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

W
W. Bradley
All I Expected It To Be +!

So far, this watch has exceeded my expectations. For the price, fit and finish are awesome and it easily looks like a watch many times it cost. Very easy to remove the one link I needed to (my bad as I added a bit to my sizing because the paper guide just didn’t feel right). The dial is absolutely stunning. With a snug bracelet it’s like you’re not even wearing a watch. Still haven’t quite figured out the micro adjustment but I’ll get there. I won’t hesitate to buy from Formex again should another of their time pieces catch my eye.

Thank you very much for your excellent review. We are so glad that you enjoy wearing your new watch and that you appreciate all the details and features.

D
Daniel
Das grüne Wunder

Ich bin schlicht begeistert - die Essence ist bezüglich Preis-/Leistung nicht zu schlagen. Einwandfreie und hochwertige Verarbeitung, optimale Grösse und ein wunderschönes Zifferblatt. Meine Kronen haben seit dem Kauf der Essence ihren Platz im Safe gefunden und bisher keine wrist time mehr erhalten.
Formex - what else.

Den Spruch kennen wir doch von einem anderen Schweizer Produkt... für Ihre Rückmeldung hier absolut auf den Punkt gebracht. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass die Uhr begeistert und so viel Zeit am Handgelenk verbringt. Viel Spass damit und bis bald.