Formex Reef GMT Automatic Chronometer 300M Collection

FORMEX Swiss Made Watches presents the new REEF GMT Automatic Chronometer 300M collection.
Expanding upon the core concept of the original REEF diver, the FORMEX REEF GMT blends refined styling with rugged durability to create an adventure-ready travel watch that displays three different time
zones, without sacrificing any of the REEF collection’s robust build quality or patented interchangeable
bezel and bracelet systems and an exhibition case back to show the beautifully decorated SW330-2 GMT movement.

Powered by a self-winding Swiss COSC-certified movement and available with 6 dial and 6 bezel options, the FORMEX REEF GMT Automatic Chronometer 300M also marks the introduction of a new, advanced Milanese mesh bracelet to the collection. Additionally, all REEF straps and bracelets will be cross-compatible with other models from the series for a maximum number of options and configurations.
Elegant yet rugged, the FORMEX REEF GMT is a go-anywhere, do-anything travel watch that was specifically designed for a life of adventure.

GMT Functionality with REEF Durability

The FORMEX REEF’s signature feature is its distinctive case shape, which provides protection for the screw-down winding crown, while also offering a stunning visual symmetry. Despite now featuring a sapphire display case back and being capable of simultaneously tracking three different time zones, the 42mm case of the new FORMEX REEF GMT Automatic Chronometer 300M still measures just 11.4mm
thick, and it also offers an identical water-resistance rating of 300 meters / 1,000 feet.

When designing the REEF GMT, it was important that the new model maintain the same high-performance sports watch capabilities and incredible wearability that defines the rest of the FORMEX REEF collection.

Tool-Free Interchangeable Bezel

The new FORMEX REEF GMT features the patented tool-free interchangeable bezel system that first debuted on the REEF diver, and all bezels are interchangeable between the two models. This permits owners to instantly swap out their bezels to customize their watch, or to quickly remove them for easy cleaning. Since the REEF GMT is not explicitly a dive watch, its bezel system has been updated to include a piston ratcheting system that provides it with bidirectional motion. Additionally, as the bezel itself features a 24-hour scale, it now offers a 48-click design to perfectly correspond with its intended GMT functionality. To ensure maximum durability, the bezels are made from zirconium oxide ceramic or stainless steel with a unique sunburst finish, with engraved 24-hour scales filled with gold and black
lacquer or luminous Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9 Grade A.

FORMEX REEF GMT owners will also have the option to purchase additional bezels separately from the FORMEX Online Boutique.


NEW Milanese Mesh Bracelet

The FORMEX REEF GMT marks the introduction of a new Milanese mesh bracelet to the collection, further expanding the strap and bracelet possibilities for REEF owners. Unlike traditional mesh bracelet designs, the FORMEX Milanese bracelet includes the same multi-position adjustable clasp that can be found on the bracelet of the REEF dive watch. Additionally, since the bracelet itself features a screw-in
link construction, the actual length can be adjusted to a specific wrist size, allowing owners to take full-advantage of the clasp’s 10mm fine-adjustment extension system. In addition to the new Milanese mesh bracelet, the REEF GMT will also be available with the option of either the solid-link bracelet from REEF diver, a rubber strap or three new leather straps that feature a carbon fiber composite folding clasp with a
patented fine-adjustment system.


Manufacture Dials

The dials and color-matched date wheels fitted to the REEF GMT collection are created entirely in-house by FORMEX’s own dial manufacture, located in the Jura mountains of Switzerland. Each dial requires a complex process of hand-applying individual layers of color on top of a radial sunray finish in order to achieve the subtle Dégradé (gradient) effect that gently darkens towards the outer edge. The bold rehaut- style hour markers are triangle shaped and hand-applied to the surface of the dial, clearly pointing towards the broad hour and minute hands for maximum legibility. Additionally, each one of the individually finished indexes features the same detailed finishing that can be found on the hands, consisting of beveled mirror-polished edges with brushed top surfaces. The intricate FORMEX logo is also hand-applied to the dial, and all of the hour markers along with each one of the hands is filled with Swiss
Super-LumiNova® BGW9 Grade A to offer a long-lasting blue glow, even in the darkest of conditions.

COSC Chronometer-Certified Movement

Powering the FORMEX REEF GMT is the Swiss-Made, self-winding Sellita SW330-2, which offers a power reserve of approximately 56 hours and is fully decorated, complete with blued screws and a custom-manufactured skeletonized rotor. The Chronometer certified SW330-2 is produced in Sellita’s highest quality grade, and it offers GMT functionality with an independently-adjustable 24-hour hand.
Featuring premium components exclusively reserved for the highest quality movements, the “Chronometer” designation also signifies that each individual caliber has passed the stringent COSC-certification process, a meticulous 15-day series of tests that ensure the highest levels of mechanical reliability and precision. Only the movements that pass earn the title of “Chronometer” and each one receives an engraving with a unique serial number that corresponds to an official certificate issued by the COSC.

FORMEX CEO, Raphael Granito, said of the launch …

… ”The REEF collection has always represented the perfect blend of refined styling and rugged tool watch capabilities. It was created with the belief that high-performance tools can also be elegant, and the original REEF diver is the watch that I choose to wear when I want a timepiece that can effortlessly make
the transition from a day of surfing at the beach to a nice evening of dinner and drinks. The FORMEX REEF GMT Automatic Chronometer 300M expands upon this highly versatile concept to create the perfect go-anywhere, do-anything travel watch that is built to explore the globe and designed for individuals with a life of adventure.”

The REEF GMT Automatic Chronometer 300M can be configured on the FORMEX Online Boutique with 6 dial and 6 bezel options, in addition to the choice of either a Milanese mesh bracelet, standard steel link bracelet, or with the option of a NATO strap, a rubber or leather strap fitted with a fine-adjustment buckle.
Prices in the United States start at $1,800.00 and are available for pre-order from the FORMEX Online Boutique and from selected Trusted Partners, with watches scheduled to ship in early August 2022.

Technical Specifications

FORMEX REEF GMT Automatic Chronometer 300M
Dimensions 42mm diameter, 11.4mm height (9.4mm perceived height), 22mm lug width, 47mm lug-to-lug Water Resistance Waterproof to 300 meters / 1000 feet
Case Stainless steel 316L with titanium grade 2 movement holder Glass Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with 5-layer anti-reflective treatment on the inside
Case back Exhibition-style case back with sapphire crystal display window
Bezel Stainless steel or Zirconium Oxide ceramic in Black, Green, Black/Blue (bi-color) Engraved scale filled with black, gold or luminous BGW9 Grade A white lacquer
Dial Black, Green, White with sunburst finish & hand-applied gradient (Dégradé).

Hand-applied FORMEX icon / hour markers filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9 Grade A Hands Filled with Super-LumiNova® BGW9
Movement COSC-certified Sellita SW330-2 Automatic movement with 2nd time zone / 24 h GMT in the center, date and GMT with quick setting, fully-decorated with custom skeletonized rotor; 25 jewels, frequency 28’800 A/h (4 Hz), 56h power reserve
Stainless steel Milanese mesh bracelet with screwed links, stainless steel buckle with patented gradual 10mm fine adjustment system and patented Quick Release system that does not require the use of any tools.
Stainless steel bracelet from the REEF diver collection is cross-compatible. Screwed links, stainless steel buckle with patented gradual 10mm fine adjustment system and patented Quick Release system that does not require the use of any tools.
Black rubber strap, black Bolgheri leather strap, black and brown Italian leather strap with croco structure, with Quick Release spring bars and patented Carbon fiber composite clasp with gradual 7mm fine adjustment and steel buckle.
NATO strap designed by WatchGecko with pin buckle. Tight weave, 1.25mm nylon with sheen.
Stainless steel hardware with Ion Plating black coating using Carbon Graphite Titanium.
Certification COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres)
Price $1,800.00 on NATO with pin-buckle ($1,890.00 with bicolor bezel)
$1,960.00 on leather strap and carbon deployant clasp – ($2,020.00 with bicolor bezel)
$1,990.00 on rubber strap and carbon deployant clasp – ($2,050.00 with bicolor bezel)
$2,090.00 on stainless steel link bracelet – ($2,150.00 with bicolor bezel)
$2,190.00 on Milanese mesh bracelet – ($2,250.00 with bicolor bezel)
$185.00 for each additional ceramic or stainless steel bezel – ($220.00 for bicolor)
Taxes & duties, international shipping, 30-day returns and 3-year international warranty included for customers in the USA and most other countries.
Shipping starts in early August 2022

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