Formex manufactures rugged watches that can sustain with the motion and take successful. Thus, it looks like a pure evolution to see the model introducing a brand new dive watch. Raphael Granito, the model’s CEO, has spent years creating and producing watch components for a lot of manufacturers, and the Formex Reef gives all the things you want in an underwater timepiece and extra. Let’s take a more in-depth have a look at this versatile diver.
The general execution of its angular case feels technical, sturdy and exact. Measuring 42mm in diameter, it’s fabricated from stainless-steel and fitted with an inner grade 2 titanium container to guard the motion. The unidirectional bezel encompasses a ceramic or stainless-steel insert with a luminescent pearl. It’s laser engraved and has a hanging three-dimensional really feel. Final, It operates easily (60-click) and knurling ensures good grip. The symmetrical case design is predicated on the pair of crown guards defending the screw-down crown. The screwed caseback is stamped and laser engraved. The water-resistance is rated 30 ATM or 300m.
The sapphire crystal options an anti-reflective coating to extend show distinction and legibility for the sunray-finished dial (which is emblazoned with a brand new Formex brand). The luminous fingers and indexes enable for straightforward and correct timekeeping in all circumstances. The utilized indexes are sloping, diamond polished and satin brushed. Formex opted for Swiss Tremendous-LumiNova BGW9 that emits a long-lasting blue glow at the hours of darkness. A date window is positioned at 6 o’clock.
The Formex Reef is powered by the automated Sellita SW-300, which shows the hours, minutes, seconds and the date. Formex purposely selected this skinny motion, which permits the case to stay fairly skinny – 11.4mm peak – for such a strong dive watch. At three.60mm, the SW-300 is one millimetre thinner than the SW-200 for example. It encompasses a stop-seconds mechanism. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, it gives 42 hours of energy reserve. The precision of every motion is licensed by the COSC.
The Formex Reef will be configured on the model’s on-line boutique with a alternative of 4 completely different dial (deep blue, ocean black, coral inexperienced, silver dégradé) and bezel (ceramic in blue, black or inexperienced, and stainless-steel) choices. The watch is accessible with a chrome steel bracelet or a rubber strap. Each the bracelet and the strap’s buckle are fitted with a patented fine-adjustment system. This makes it attainable to increase the buckle by just a few millimetres – which is sensible should you want just a little extra room across the wrist or to put on the watch over a wetsuit. The strap and bracelet additionally function a cool and sensible quick-release system to swap straps in seconds with out the usage of a software. As most parts of the watch, this exhibits Raphael Granito’s experience in crafting and creating watch components – the opposite household enterprise, Dexel, is a distinguished element provider within the Swiss watch trade.
Formex sells direct to clients solely, which permits the model to supply its Reef Computerized Chronometer at a good value. It’s obtainable for pre-order at formexwatch.com with an estimated delivery date of December 2020. The mannequin is priced at USD 1,670 with a metal bracelet and a rubber strap for the primary 100 watches ordered and USD 1,790 for the next 100 examples. Thereafter, the worth will probably be set at USD 1,670 on a rubber strap and USD 1,790 on a metal bracelet.
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