Formex is scaling down their Essence Leggera with a new 41mm case option (dubbed the Fortyone) joining the existing 43mm model. The trick case construction, chronometer spec movement, and ultra light materials remain, making this the brand’s lightest watch to date at a mere 40g, or 1.4oz. Leggera is the Italian word for light, and in this case, borrowing from Lamborghini’s repertoire to use Superleggera might be more appropriate. It’s a lot of watch jammed into an exotic case priced well south of $2k.
The newest Leggera Fortyone utilizes the now familiar Formex Essence design language applied to 5 different dial options: Forged Carbon, Cool Grey, Electric Blue, Arctic White and Mamba Green. Those last two get a horizontal ridged texture added to the dial, in contrast to the flat grey and sunburst blue. The theme of the watch is pushed a bit further with the forged carbon dial, which is the lightest option, and black marble in appearance.