The Essence Leggera is an ultra-light and uncompromisingly forward-thinking high-precision timepiece. With its subtle structure and a smooth, slightly silky feel, the 50g (1.76oz) case made of Carbon Fiber Composite was entirely developed in-house. Bezel and crown are made of stratch-proof Zirconium Oxide ceramic. The extremely thin forged carbon fiber dial contributes to the light weight and looks mesmerizing. Each single watch becomes a unique piece because of the individual dial pattern, created by machining the forged carbon fiber. On top of that, unique features, such as our patented Micro-Adjustment System, will make the Essence Leggera wear exceptionally comfortable on your wrist.
MOVEMENT: Swiss Made STP1-11 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 44 hours power reserve.
CASE: Injected Carbon Fiber Composite, 43mm x 10mm
Bezel: Zirconium Oxide Ceramic
Lug width: 22mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment
DIAL: Extremely thin forged carbon fiber dial, each a unique piece because of the individual dial pattern. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.
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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 is functional, it is state of the art engineering and it’s unquestionably unique - all in one watch.
FINE-ADJUSTMENT CARBON CLASP
Your leather, rubber or nylon strap comes on our new version of the Essence clasp. 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 Essence even more comfortable to wear.