Formex Essence Automatic Chronometer Dégradé COSC

Swiss watch brand Formex expands its successful Essence collection by launching the COSC-Essence Dégradé chronometer model. This new watch boasts a handmade gradient (“Dégradé”) dial with center in silver to the edges in black. Depending on the angle and light, the elaborately milled dial thus receives a stunning three-dimensionality with ever changing, new facets.

Formex Essence Automatic Chronometer Dégradé COSC
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This timepiece has a 40mm diameter stainless steel case. The steel bracelet and the carbon fiber clasp for the leather or rubber straps come with a patented micro-adjustment. This allows the perfect fit in all conditions. Straps and bracelets can be interchanged without the use of any tools, and in just a few seconds.

Formex Essence Automatic Chronometer Dégradé COSC
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The 4-fold case suspension system provides additional comfort on the wrist. Powered by a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1, the officially certified Automatic movement ensures industry leading precision and accuracy. The movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback. The watch has a water resistance of 100 meters.

Formex Essence Automatic Chronometer Dégradé COSC
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The Essence Dégradé is available at $USD 1,285.00 (on steel bracelet) and $USD 1,165.00.00 (on leather or rubber strap) from September 2019.

Formex Essence Automatic Chronometer Dégradé COSC
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Technical details

Reference number: 0330.1.6324.100

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
Stainless steel 316L
Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
Diameter: 43mm
Height: 10mm
Lug width: 22mm
Lug-to-lug: 49mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment

Dial
Hand-applied Dégradé finish with horizontally cut lines
BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes

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