Swiss watch brand Formex presents the new Essence Space Rock Automatic Chronometer Limited Edition timepieces with extraterrestrial dials crafted from the Muonionalusta Meteorite.
Based upon the popular Essence ThirtyNine and Essence Leggera FortyOne, the new Formex Space Rock Limited Edition watches encapsulate the history of our solar system, and they are available with either a 39mm stainless steel case or with an all-black 41mm case made from ultra-lightweight carbon fiber and ceramic. Both watches are individually numbered and limited to just 88 pieces each.
Both versions feature the same detailed hand-finishing as the original Essence model, with an officially COSC-certified mechanical Swiss caliber and Formex’s patented Case Suspension System, which allows the watches to be more comfortable on the wrist.
The new Formex Essence Space Rock Limited Edition watches are available as both the 39mm Essence ThirtyNine with a 316L stainless steel case, or as the 40% lighter Essence Leggera FortyOne, which features a 41mm carbon fiber composite case that is fitted with a scratch-resistant ceramic bezel and crown.
Formex introduced the larger 43mm versions with meteorite dials back in April 2020, which were limited to 50 pieces and sold out within just a few days. These smaller case sizes are Formex’s best-sellers and they are explicitly intended to be unisex watches.
Applied indices with mirror-polished bevels are deep-filled with brightly glowing Super-LumiNova® BGW9 and provide maximum legibility, regardless of whether it is day or night.
The Formex Essence Space Rock Limited Edition watches are equipped with a Swiss Made, COSC-Certified Chronometer Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with an extended power reserve of approximately 41 hours.
This highest quality “Chronometer” grade calibre it comes with the Glucydur balance wheel, which is exceptionally hard and stable, in addition to being highly resistant to deformation, non-magnetic, and also non-corrosive.
The fully-decorated automatic movement features thermally blued screws, and it is wound by Formex’s custom-built skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is independently certified by the COSC (the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).
Both versions of the Space Rock Limited Edition feature Formex’s patented Case Suspension System and a deployant clasp made from lightweight carbon fiber, which features a unique gradual fine-adjustment system that is capable of perfectly adapting to the ever-changing size of a person’s wrist due to factors such as heat and humidity.
All straps, including the optional stainless steel bracelet, can be changed within seconds and without the use of any tools by using their built-in quick release systems.
Additionally, the bracelet features screwed links, a new 1.5x link for additional sizing options, plus a unique micro-extension system to match the industry-leading comfort of our leather, rubber, and nylon watch straps.
The Formex Essence Thirty-Nine Space Rock and Essence Leggera FortyOne Space Rock watches are available at the Formex Online Boutique and at selected partners.
Prices start at $1,650.00 for the Essence 39mm in stainless steel and $1,850.00 for the Essence Leggera 41mm in carbon fiber and ceramic.
Owners can select their preferred serial number at the time of purchase, and delivery of all Formex Essence Space Rock Limited Edition watches scheduled to take place by the end of January 2023.
Formex Essence 39 mm Space Rock Automatic Chronometer LE, SKU: 0333.9.6699.xxxx
Formex Essence Leggera 41 mm Space Rock Automatic Chronometer LE, SKU: 0331.9.6399.xxx
Essence: Stainless steel 316L with titanium grade 2 container
Essence Leggera: Carbon fiber composite with titanium grade 2 container
Glass: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet
Essence: Stainless steel 316L
Essence Leggera: Scratch-resistant Zirconium oxide ceramic
Essence: 39 mm diameter, 10 mm height, 20mm lug width, 45mm lug-to-lug
Essence Leggera: 41 mm diameter, 11 mm height, 22mm lug width, 46mm lug-to-lug
Formex icon and hour markers filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9
Hands: Filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9
COSC-certified Sellita SW200-1 Automatic movement, fully decorated with a custom made skeletonized rotor. 26 jewels, frequency 28’800 A/h (4 Hz), 41h power reserve
Essence: Stainless steel bracelet with screwed links and stainless steel buckle with patented 4mm micro extension. Italian leather straps or black rubber strap with carbon fiber composite clasp with patented gradual 7mm fine adjustment system.
Essence Leggera: Black NATO strap by WatchGecko with pin buckle. Italian leather straps, Nylon straps or black rubber strap with carbon fiber composite clasp with patented gradual 7mm fine adjustment system.
All straps and the bracelet can be changed using a patented Quick Release system and does not require the use of any tools.
COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres)
Limited to 88 pieces each
Essence 39 mm: $1,650.00 on leather/rubber strap with deployant clasp
Essence 39 mm: $1,750.00 on stainless steel bracelet
Essence Leggera 41 mm: $1,850.00 on black NATO strap with pin buckle
Essence Leggera 41 mm: $1,990.00 on leather/nylon/rubber strap with deployant clasp
Taxes & duties, international shipping, 30-day returns and 3-year international warranty included for shipping addresses within the USA.