The Essence Leggera Chronometer is a new evolution of the Formex Essence watch. Crafted from lightweight carbon and ceramic, the Essence Leggera is light in weight, but heavy in technical features. The Leggera Chronometer is available in three new dial versions – Forged Carbon, Cool Grey and Electric Blue.
The case of the Essence Leggera Chronometer is one of the lightest, most comfortable watch cases available. In addition to reducing the weight by about 40%, the proprietary carbon fiber composite used in the Leggera’s case gives the watch an extremely smooth feel.
The same material is used for the completely re-engineered folding clasp, which features a unique fine-adjustment system that perfectly adapts to the wrist’s ever-changing size due to heat and humidity.
With a hardness that surpasses that of any traditional metal used in traditional watchmaking, Formex utilizes Zirconium oxide ceramics on both the bezel and the crown, making them virtually scratchproof. Four hexagon screws connect the upper and lower case. Formex’s patented 4-fold Case Suspension System acts as a shock absorber for the watch, cushioning and mitigating any potential jolts or shocks to the movement.
Inside each Essence Leggera timepiece, beats a Chronometer grade, COSC certified Swiss Made STP1-11 automatic movement ensuring both accuracy and reliability.
Formex has chosen BGW9-Super LumiNova to ensure perfect legibility both day and night. The three Formex Essence Leggera models are now available. The Cool Grey and Electric Blue models are priced at $1,680.
The Forged Carbon dial, made of an extremely thinly cut Forged Carbon blade, whereas every single dial has a unique pattern) is slightly more expensive at $1,880 US. Prices include international express courier shipping, all taxes and duties, a 30-day return & refund policy and a 3-year warranty.
Reference Number 0330.4.6399.811: Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer Forged Carbon
Reference Number 0330.4.6309.833: Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer Cool Grey
Reference Number 0330.4.6339.844: Essence Leggera Automatic Chronometer Electric Blue
Swiss Made STP1-11 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC
Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws
44 hours power reserve
Material: Injected Carbon Fiber Composite
Lug width: 22mm
Bezel: Zirconium Oxide Ceramic
Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
Patented case suspension system
Forged Carbon/Matt Grey/Blue Dégradé
Facetted hour and minute hands
BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes
Italian calf leather / Rubber/Nylon
Curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.