The new Formex Essence 39 mm COSC Eisenkiesel is a collaboration piece created for the members of the Atlanta Watch Society.
Based on the brand’s best-selling Essence 39 mm Automatic Chronometer and limited to just 50 pieces, this edition features a dial made from a natural stone called Eisenkiesel.
Eisenkiesel translates from German to “Iron Pebble”, referencing the numerous iron compounds found in the mineral and that form the recognizable vein pattern. Since the textures are organic, each single dial is a completely unique piece.
Eisenkiesel is a quartz, and the stone used by Formex appears black with chocolate brown iron inclusions. The production of this particular stone dial was carried out by the brand’s own dial manufacture, located in the Swiss Jura Mountains.
Printed on the dial is the watch club’s abbreviation “AWS”, with their full logo laser engraved on the open sapphire case back. Just like the other variations of the Essence lineup, the new dial is explicitly unisex. Applied indices in rose gold color, deep-filled with Super- LumiNova® BGW9 and mirror-polished bevels provided legibility day and night.
Inside each timepiece beats a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 41 hours. The movement is fully decorated, has thermally blued screws and is wound by Formex’s custom-built skeletonized rotor.
Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC (the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision.
Originally designed with high-performance bikes and racing cars in mind, the brand’s patented Case Suspension System noticeably increases wearing comfort as the watch case adapts to the wearer wrist movements.
For even more comfort, Formex added their patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp with its fine-adjustment system, allowing on the go strap adjustment for a perfect fit in all conditions and temperatures.
The leather and rubber straps can be changed without the use of any tools and the extremely comfortable and articulated stainless-steel bracelet can be mounted on the watch in seconds.
The bracelet features screwed links, a new 1.5x link and a unique micro-extension system to match the comfort of the leather and rubber straps.
All 50 units have already been allocated and will be dispatched to club members in the coming days.
Formex is planning to launch a limited batch of non-AWS branded pieces in 2024. Prices start at $1,750.00 on a leather or rubber strap, and $1,860.00 on the solid-link stainless steel bracelet.
Model: Formex Essence 39 mm Eisenkiesel Automatic Chronometer
Stainless steel 316L with titanium grade 2 container
10 mm height
20mm lug width
Glass: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Case back: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and laser engraved stainless steel 316L
Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet
Hand-applied 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 custom made skeletonized rotor
Frequency: 28’800 A/h (4 Hz)
41 hours power reserve
Stainless steel bracelet with screwed links and stainless-steel buckle with patented 4mm micro extension
Italian leather strap 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)
$1,750.00 on leather/rubber strap
$1,860.00 on stainless steel bracelet
Taxes & duties, international shipping, 30-day returns and 3-year international warranty included for shipping addresses within the USA.