Presented in 2020, the Formex Reef is a versatile dive watch with a rugged design and solid specifications. Inspired by customers’ feedback, Formex now expands the collection, shifting its focus on a more “adventurous” Reef, re-imagined as a go-anywhere, do-anything travel watch. Meet the Formex Reef GMT Automatic COSC.
The Formex Reef GMT Automatic COSC retains the traits and essential features of the collection but shifts its focus to new functionalities, allowing you to consult the time in three different time zones at a glance. To do so, the new model is powered by the automatic Sellita 330 with hours, minutes, seconds, central 24-hour and date indications. The Sellita 330 is essentially a clone of the ETA 2893. It comes in a chronometer grade and a COSC certificate attests to its precision. The power reserve is of 56 hours when fully wound.
The angular case is still 42mm in diameter but the diving bezel of the original models has been replaced by a 48-click rotating bezel that allows you to track a third time zone. Another novelty, it now features an exhibition case back revealing the movement and its skeletonized rotor. Courtesy of the screw-down back and crown, the water resistance is rated 30 ATM / 300m.
The family of the brand’s CEO, Raphael Granito, is active in the watch industry via Dexel, a prominent component supplier. This expertise can be seen throughout most of the components of the watch. Beyond the build quality, several clever solutions are integrated into the watch – the black, white or green sunburst/gradient dials are made “in-house”. Just like the original version of the Reef, the new model is fitted with a bracelet/strap’s buckle fine adjustment system and with a practical quick-release system to swap straps in seconds without the use of a tool. With the launch of the GMT, the Reef is now also equipped with interchangeable bezels; the bezel mounting system allows you to swap it with another colour and therefore to change the personality of your watch in seconds.
The new Formex Reef GMT Automatic COSC is available for pre-order with the brand’s retailer and on the brand’s e-boutique/configurator. The watch is available on a rubber, leather or NATO strap or on a solid-link steel bracelet. There is also a new mesh bracelet option. The watch can be pre-ordered as of now, with the first deliveries planned for August 2022. Price starts from CHF 1,710 / USD 1,800.
For more information, please visit www.formexwatch.com