There are a few variations of the Formex Element, but this is the best one: black dial, black ceramic bezel, handmade dark brown croc style strap to add some color against the stainless steel case. This model also has the upgraded folding buckle made from stainless steel and carbon fiber composite. Formex is all about their patents, especially the spring loaded suspension cases they produce, but this folding clasp also has a patented fine adjustment system.
“A watch that withstands the most extreme challenges and nature’s forces: down on the ground, up in the sky, deep underwater or right where you are.” -Formex
- Reference: 1200.5.8027.311
- Movement: Automatic / Swiss made
- ETA/Valjoux caliber 7750
- Case: 316L Stainless steel
- Equipped with patented case suspension system
- Diameter: 46mm
- Thickness: 14.5mm
- Black dial with day/date
- Black zirconium oxide ceramic bezel
- Sapphire crystal with AR coating
- Water resistant up to 100m/330ft
- Retail Price: $1,590 USD
Includes: Formex inner box, original card.
Condition: New. Never previously owned, never worn. Handled for review only. The box is is falling apart from storage.
In Formex’s Own Words:
The deep black ceramic bezel is made of zirconium oxide, a high-tech ceramic that is approximately seven times harder, but two thirds lighter than steel. The extraordinary hardness makes the Bezel virtually scratch proof. Composed of 38 individual components, the complex case resists water depths of up to 100m. Hand-finished with flawless precision and craftsmanship, the watch comes alive with facets of brushed, mirror-polished and sandblasted surfaces, elevating the powerful shapes and elegant lines of the case.
With its patented case suspension system, protecting the watch’s movement from heavy impacts and adding to the comfort on the wrist by adapting to the wearer’s movements. The anti-reflective sapphire crystal on the laser-engraved case back offers a view of the horological engine, the legendary Valjoux 7750 self-winding chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve. On the dial, the chronograph counters with hints of red and the 60 second scale on the flange emphasize Formex’ origins as a motorsport watch manufacturer. The base satin finish matches the bezel’s top and powerful Super-Luminova on the hands and the machined indexes ensure perfect readability, even in the darkest environment. Another distinguishing feature is the ultra-strong and light-weight folding clasp, made of carbon fiber composite and a stainless-steel cover. This durable clasp has an easy to use, patented fine-adjustment, allowing that perfect fit on the wrist in all conditions. (via formexwatch.com)
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