Light & Sporty!
Formex unveils their new entry level Field Automatic Collection. The 41mm case and crown are made entirely from titanium grade 2. A special hardening treatment increases the Field’s surface hardness from 145 Vickers to approximately 900 Vickers while retaining the light weight, comfort and hypoallergenic properties of titanium. The recessed numbers and hour markers significantly increase the legibility of the colorful dials. Looking closely, the outer chapter ring section is curved upwards which provide more visible depth. The new Formex collection features a mechanical Swiss caliber and unique features to make it wear more comfortable on the wrist. The Field Automatic collection is available from stock starting at $795.00
An ultra-light and scratch-resistant case
Since Formex’s new ownership in 2016, the Swiss brand has stepped into the field of premiumwatches with collections such as the Essence and REEF that are priced above the $1k mark. While those offer COSC-certified movements and multiple patented features,the Formex collection lacked a solid, accessible field watch. The new collection is Formex’s take of a modern field watch. Rather than just ticking boxes, the Formex Field uses the sturdiest of available materials and a colorful selection of highly legible dials.Case and crown are entirely made of titanium grade 2, a material that is stronger and lighter than stainless steel. Titanium is also extremely hypoallergenic, anti-magnetic and corrosion-resistant. On top of that, aspecial hardening treatment makes it scratch-and fingerprint resistant.
Colorful and legible dials
One of the main features of a field watch is its high contrast dial. Formex offers six different color optionsthat are inspired by vintage machinery; Charcoal, Petrol Blue, Ash Grey, Mahogany Red, Ultra Violet and Sage Green. The numbers and markers are recessed, while the outer chapter section is curved upwards. This gives each dial a visible depth and enhances its legibility. The recessed surfaces and the brushed hands are filled with old radium (100% safe) Super LumiNova that emits a bright yellowish-green at night.
Straps for more wrist comfort
Adding a mere 5g to the case weight of 65g, the nylon velcro straps, available in blue and black, arewaterproofandsit comfortablyon the wrist. The leather straps, available in five different colors,come with Formex’s carbon composite clasp that adjusts to the ever-changingwrist circumference throughout the day. The built in fine-adjustment system allows to fitthe length of the strap in 5 micro steps over 7mm. The clasp is interchangeable with all leather straps, meaning thatonly one clasp is required when switching it upwith multiple straps. All straps can be changed without the use of any tools and the Field’s case does allow to mount 3rdparty straps with a width of 20mm.
A tried and tested workhorse
Driving the hands is a Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 38hours. This automatic movement is among the most trusted in modern mechanical Swiss Made watches, and can be serviced by literally any certified watchmaker around the world. The movement is safely stored in an enclosed case back with an engraved honey-comb pattern. With adive-watch style screw down crown and awater resistance of 150 meters, the Formex Field Automatic is the perfect watch for any mission.The Formex Field Automatic collection is available att heFormex Online Boutiqueon two nylon and five leather straps. Prices startat $795.00 and are ready to ship within a few days after the order has been received.
Formex CEO, Raphael Granito, said of the launch, …“After setting expectations high with our most recent launches, it was important to me not to cut corners in the design, material choice and buildquality of our newest release, even though we are offering it at an entry level price point. I love the look of the sandblasted titanium which gives the Field a distinctive tactical touch. Wearing the Field prototype for some time now, I have to say it is one of the most comfortable timepieces I have worn to date. Also, wewanted to offer the option to upgradethestraps and include our much-praised carbon fiber clasp with our patented fine-adjustment system.“
About Formex Swiss Made Watches
Formex Swiss Made Watches, established in 1999, is an independent Swiss watch manufacturer based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Their timepieces are a fusion of high tech, high performance materials and reliable Swiss movements. They operate exclusively online selling direct to the customer and through a handful of trusted online retailer. Formex offer all-inclusive pricing including taxes & duties for most countries, a free return policy, extended warranty and an augmented reality app that allows watches to be virtually ‘tried on’. Their collection can be discovered at http://www.formexwatch.com/.