Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of every single Formex timepiece. Its two main functions are:
- absorbs shocks to protect the mechanical movement from heavy impacts
- adds to the comfort on the wrist by adapting to the wearer’s movements
Modeled with high-performance bikes and racing cars in mind, the Formex patented case suspension system works by integrating four springs between the upper and lower watch case. The result is the ultimate shock absorption system designed to protect the mechanical movement and deliver unparalleled comfort to the wearer.
This patented case suspension system brings form and function together for Formex Swiss watches. It’s functional, it’s state of the art engineering and it’s unquestionably unique – all in one watch.
The Formex 4Speed FT900 automatic is powered by an ETA caliber 7750 movement. The FT in the model number stands for Fast Track. while HPG stands for Hans Peter Grädel, the FORMEX founder and the mind behind the patented suspension system, and one of the precursors of what it’s called the “industrial” watch style.
Reference FT900 / 900.1.8084
Numbered Edition (0284)
Swiss Made Automatic Chronograph movement ETA 7750 (6 – 9 – 12 layout)
Patented Case Suspension System
Transparent Case Back with racing markers
Water resistance 10 bar
Stainless Steel bracelet and Leather strap
ETA 7750 (self-winding) automatic movement with ~48 h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – 25 jewels – Hours, minutes, central sweeping seconds, day/date at 3:00. Functions: Center stop seconds, 3 small registers with 12-hour counter, 30-minute counter and small seconds counter, ADD and Split functions.
Diameter: ca. 48 mm (not including the crown and pushers)
Height: ca. 16 mm
Lug width: 22 mm
Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
Case: Stainless steel 316L
Container (Case-back): Titanium Grade 2
Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back)
Gold tone dial with black/gold hands, white Arabic numerals, black accents.
Formex doesn’t make this model anymore, now is your chance to add this amazing watch to your collection for a fraction of the original price! (retail price was ~ $5000)
The watch is looking pristine and there’s no indication that it was ever worn.
The watch is working and keeping a pretty precise time, but as for any other used or vintage watch, a basic revision is advisable.
Most of the watches that I am selling are liquidation or collector items, therefor I make no claims and give no warranty regarding continual accuracy of time keeping. Used, antique or vintage watches may need servicing, even if they are in good running condition. Unless otherwise stated they may need to be cleaned, oiled, adjusted and or timed. I cannot guarantee a used watch to be waterproof or water resistant.