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Formex Swiss Made Watches unveils their new Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer watch. While the original Essence has been Formex’s bestselling model in the brand’s 20-year history, many in the watch community were cheering the brand on to make it just a tiny bit smaller. Formex listened and now launches a smaller, 39 mm version. The ThirtyNine comes with the same detailed case finishing as the original model, features an officially COSC-certified mechanical Swiss caliber and unique features that make it even more comfortable on the wrist. The new collection is now available for limited pre-order starting at $1,280.00 with delivery by February 2021.
ThirtyNine… because size does matter (at least sometimes…)
The new ThirtyNine might be smaller in dimension but comes with the same detailed finishing as the original Essence. The brush finish on both case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. These polished chamfers can be found throughout the watch; on the machined indexes, the hands, the stainless-steel bracelet and the buckle of the new deployant clasp.
The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. Driving the hands is a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 42 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, has thermally blued screws and is wound by Formex’s 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.
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 with it’s fine-adjustment system, allowing on the go strap adjustment for a perfect fit in all conditions and temperatures. The leather strap can be changed without the use of any tools and the extremely comfortable and well-built stainless-steel bracelet can be mounted on the watch in seconds. The bracelet features screwed links and a unique micro-extension system to match the comfort of the leather strap.
The Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer is available for pre-order with 4 dial options on the stainless-steel bracelet and 4 leather straps.
The collection is now available starting at $1,280.00 for limited pre-order and will be delivered in February 2021
Formex Essence ThirtyNine Specs:
Dimensions: 39mm diameter, 10 mm height, 20mm lug width, 45mm lug-to-lug
Water Resistance: Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet
Glass: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Case Back: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and laser engraved stainless steel 316L
Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
Dial: Blue, Black, Green, Silver Dégradé. Vertical brush finish with hand-sprayed gradient (Dégradé). Horizontal lines that have been CNC-machined individually into the dial plate. Hand-applied Formex icon and hour markers filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9
Hands: Filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9
Certification: COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres)
Price: $1,280.00 on leather strap
$1,390.00 on stainless steel bracelet
Shipping of Pre-Orders starts in February 2021