New release – Formex Essence Space Rock Automatic Chronometer COSC Limited Edition (50 pcs)
There are over 4 billion years of history on your wrist with this dial made of an extraterrestrial rock called Muonionalusta. The Formex Essence Automatic Chronometer, optionally with stainless steel or ultra-lightweight carbon fiber composite case, encapsulates part of the history of our solar system. The collection, featuring the tested and proven patented Formex features and a COSC certified Swiss Made Automatic movement, is limited to each 50 pieces and now available for pre-order.
Some four ice ages ago, an iron meteorite blasted into the Earth atmosphere and slammed into a 25 x 15km area north of the Arctic circle, centered at 67°49’ N, 23°9’ E. Besides its remote location, finding these meteorites is extremely difficult as the ground is frozen solid most of the year, and for several months each year, this area is in 24 hours darkness. To make the dial, special machining and treatment is required to reveal the distinctive characteristic of this iron meteorite. The beautiful equilateral triangles that create the Widmanstätten pattern is a result of very slow cooling over millions of years, whereas the crystalline structure of the minerals within the core of the asteroid changes. The final product is a disc of 30.7 mm in diameter and 0.65 mm thickness. Since the textures are organic and cannot be artificially reproduced, each single dial is a completely unique piece.
The Formex Essence Space Rock is available in both the Essence stainless steel case or the 40% lighter carbon fiber composite case with ceramic bezel and crown. Under the dial beats a Chronometer grade, COSC certified Automatic Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 (Steel version) or the identical STP1-11 (Carbon version) movement, ensuring both precision and reliability. Both version feature the patented Case Suspension System and a folding clasp made of carbon fiber, with a unique fine-adjustment system that perfectly adapts to the wrist’s ever changing size due to heat and humidity.
With a price of 1’450.00 USD for the steel version and 1’980.00 USD for the carbon fiber version, Formex again manages to offer an unparalleled price-performance for their new limited edition model, made possible by their clever distribution strategy and top-notch product development and production capabilities. The strictly limited number of the Essence Space Rock is now available for pre-order on the Formex online store with delivery expected in July 2020. As usual for Formex, all orders already include shipping, taxes & duties, a 30-day free return policy and 3 years of warranty.