Formex presents Field Automatic, a new entry level watch collection from the Swiss brand. The 41mm case and crown are made entirely from titanium grade 2. A special hardening treatment increases the Field’s surface hardness from 145 Vickers to approximately 900 Vickers while retaining the light weight, comfort and hypoallergenic properties of titanium.
Since Formex’s new ownership in 2016, the Swiss brand has stepped into the field of premium watches with collections such as the Essence and REEF that are priced above the $1k mark. While those offer COSC-certified movements and multiple patented features, the Formex collection lacked a solid, accessible field watch.
The new collection is Formex’s take of a modern field watch. Rather than just ticking boxes, the Formex Field uses the sturdiest of available materials and a colorful selection of highly legible dials. Case and crown are entirely made of titanium grade 2, a material that is stronger and lighter than stainless steel. Titanium is also extremely hypoallergenic, anti-magnetic and corrosion-resistant. On top of that, a special hardening treatment makes it scratch- and fingerprint resistant.
One of the main features of a field watch is its high contrast dial. Formex offers six different color options that are inspired by vintage machinery; Charcoal, Petrol Blue, Ash Grey, Mahogany Red, Ultra Violet and Sage Green. The numbers and markers are recessed, while the outer chapter section is curved upwards. This gives each dial a visible depth and enhances its legibility. The recessed surfaces and the brushed hands are filled with old radium (100% safe) Super LumiNova that emits a bright yellowish-green at night.
Adding a mere 5g to the case weight of 65g, the nylon velcro straps, available in blue and black, are waterproof and sit comfortably on the wrist. The leather straps, available in five different colors, come with Formex’s carbon composite clasp that adjusts to the ever-changing wrist circumference throughout the day. The built in fine-adjustment system allows to fit the length of the strap in 5 micro steps over 7mm.
The clasp is interchangeable with all leather straps. All straps can be changed without the use of any tools and the Field’s case does allow to mount 3rd party straps with a width of 20mm.
Each Formex Field watch is equipped with a Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement. It provides a power reserve of 38 hours. Made of titanium, the case back comes with an engraved honey-comb pattern.
Fitted with a dive-watch style screw down crown, the Formex Field Automatic watch offers a water resistance of 150 meters.
The Formex Field Automatic collection is available at the Formex Online Boutique on two nylon and five leather straps. Prices start at $795.00 and are ready to ship within a few days after the order has been received.
Collection: Formex Field Automatic
Case material: Titanium grade 2
41mm diameter, 10.6 mm height (perceived 8.8 mm), 20mm lug width, 46.6mm lug-to-lug
Glass: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with inside anti-reflective treatment Case back Titanium grade 2
Bezel: Titanium grade 2
Waterproof to 150 meters / 500 feet
Charcoal, Petrol Blue, Automatic Ash Grey, Mahogany Red, Ultra Violet and Sage Green
Numbers and markers filled with Old Radium Super-LumiNova®
Hands Brushed, filled with Old Radium Super-LumiNova®
Sellita SW200-1 Automatic movement (Standard)
26 jewels, frequency 28’800 A/h (4 Hz), 41h power reserve
Nylon velcro strap in black and blue
Bolgheri leather strap in black, leone, caraffa brown, blue or violet with carbon fiber composite clasp with patented gradual 7mm fine adjustment system
All straps can be changed using a Quick Release system and does not require the use of any tools
$795.00 on nylon strap
$945.00 on leather strap and carbon clasp with patented fine-adjustment