Note: This is a prototype and therefore has some differences from the final production units. The production units now feature a hardening coating raising the strength of the case to 900 Hv on the Vickers scale.
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- Dimensions: 41mm x 46.6mm x 10.6mm
- Movement: Sellita SW200-1
- Case: Grade 2 Titanium w/ protective coating
- Water Resistance: 150m
The Field has a grade 2 titanium case with a hardening coating that offers additional resistance to scratches (900 Hv), a Sellita SW200 movement, 150m of water resistance and a dial that is curved at the edges and also has recessed elements similar to a sandwich dial.
I’ve got a soft spot for the brand and jumped at the chance to check out this watch prior to today’s release. Their focus on ergonomics, engineering and their incredible bracelets and clasps is what made me gravitate towards their watches. It also helps that Raphael and Markus are some of the nicest people I’ve met in the industry.
From a design perspective, I’m glad to see recurring elements in the case like the lugs, and also their well executed 6 o’clock date window. Between the Reef, Essence and the Field, Formex is creating their own design aesthetic and I’m excited to see what’s next.
To learn more about the field – https://formexwatch.com/collections/field-automatic/