OceanicTime Archives


FORMEX DS 2100 new DIVER collection

By TLex Swiss watch manufacturer, Formex have developed an all new divers collection, specially optimized for amateur divers.

It's been a while since I have seen any new divers models released by Formex, certainly nothing new has caught my attention in the last 5yrs. This one looks pretty great. It has a very technical feel to it.

Formex do currently have a divers collection, but the watches are powered by Quartz calibers (I believe). The new DS2100 watches are mechanical.

The Lengnau based, watch company are known for their patented active case suspension system, which allows larger cased watches to ride comfortably on the wrist. Much like the suspension on any vehicle I would imagine.

Water-resistant to 200 meters, the DS2100 is equipped with this patented case suspension system as is customary for Formex timepieces. It is a shame though, that the watch couldn't have a had another 100m of WR as 200m is very much entry level.

The new Formex diver collection debuts under the designation DS2100. The 'DS' initials are used by Formex for all watches that are intended for use in water. They have two other categories for Land and Air.

The black dial with a three-day date display is particularly legible thanks to extra-large luminescent hour markers in a red ring. I know not everyone appreciates this type of date aperture, but it works well with the overall look of the watches.

A large Sapphire crystal protects the deep-set dial. Thanks to its color accents, the watch dial should provide excellent functionality. The dial is available in four color variants: black, blue, black with red or black with white.

With a diameter of 46.5mm, the DS2100 is pretty large watch. However as mentioned earlier it utilizes a suspension system designed for comfort.

Its prominent case is crafted from Stainless steel and Titanium and has a screw-down crown. It has all of the features that a diver would expect of such a watch.

The unidirectional rotating divers bezel has been designed to be easy to operate even with a divers glove. It has some nicely pronounced coin-edging.

The DS2100 is powered by a self-winding, ETA 2824-2 caliber that can be admired through an exhibition case back. They come with either a divers rubber or leather strap or a Titanium-steel bracelet with a divers safety clasp.

The DS2100 watches are pretty cool looking. For more info. on Formex and their watch technologies follow the link embedded below.

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing watch. The titanium/stainless bracelet is worth the extra money!