Formex Essence 39 Mother-of-pearl

Formex Swiss Made Watches unveils their new Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer with a new Mother-of-Pearl dial. Just like the other colors of the Essence lineup, the new dial is explicitly unisex. Formex simply took their bestselling watch, gave it a fresh look using a material that in its natural form, is one of the toughest materials on the planet – Mother-of-Pearl. The watch comes with the same detailed case finishing as the original model, features an officially COSC-certified mechanical Swiss caliber and unique features that make it even more comfortable on the wrist. Prices start at $1,550.00 and the first 30 pieces will be delivered before Christmas 2021.

Not a „lady’s watch“

Formex watches are made to fit any gender, and with the 39mm case size, they are now wearable and comfortable on any wrist. Formex’s latest addition is not shrunken, bedazzled and quartzified for the ladies. It’s the exact same watch with a new dial material that is as resilient as it sounds. The dial is made of a whole piece of the inner shell layer of a Pinctada maxima shell also called the silver-lipped oyster, that can grow to a diameter of up to 30 cm. While MoP does have a reputation for fragility, in fact it’s one of the strongest forms of armor that nature has come up with, and it’s also the same material of which pearls are composed. The result is a beautiful, glistening, iridescent and pearlescent white appearance that is concealed in the dark but fully unfolds when light hits the dial.

A certified Automatic Chronometer

Driving the hands is a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 38hours. We’ve chosen its highest quality grade “Chronometer” because it comes with premium components such as a Glucydur balance wheel which is exceptionally hard and stable, very resistant to deformation, non-magnetic, and non-corrosive. 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.

Built to wear everyday

Besides contributing to visual appeal, the details on the Essence ThirtyNine MoP also serve a purpose. For a timepiece to be a watch for all occasions, it needs to feel exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. For even more wrist comfort, Formex added their patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp with it’s 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 and a unique micro-extension system to match the comfort of the leather strap.

The Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer MoP is available at the Formex Online Boutique and at elected partners on a stainless-steel bracelet, 4 leather straps or a black rubber strap. Prices start at $1,550.00, with shipping, taxes and duties included for most countries.

The first 30 pieces will be delivered before Christmas 2021.

Technical Specifications

Formex Essence ThirtyNine Automatic Chronometer COSC
Dimensions 39mm diameter, 10 mm height, 20mm lug width, 45mm lug-to-lug
Water Resistance Waterproof to 100 meters / 330 feet
Case Stainless steel 316L with titanium grade 2 container
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
Dial Mother-of-Pearl dial. Hand-applied Formex icon and hour markers filled with SuperLumiNova® BGW9
Hands Filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9
Movement COSC-certified Sellita SW200-1 Automatic movement,
fully decorated with custom made skeletonized rotor.
26 jewels, frequency 28’800 A/h (4 Hz), 38h power reserve
Strap/Bracelet/Clasp 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.
Certification COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres)
Price $1,550.00 on leather strap, $1,650.00 on stainless steel bracelet
Taxes & duties, international shipping, 30-day returns and 3-year international warranty
included for shipping addresses within the USA.

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