Operating in a league of its own, Formawerx has been producing ultra-high-end bespoke car keys for the last several years, though the Los Angeles outfit has thus far only delivered keys for a small handful of vehicles — initially only offering keys for the Porsche 911 and Land Rover Defender before more recently adding models for a select number of iconic Japanese cars. The number of drivers that can now enjoy using Formawerx keys in their rides is about to exponentially increase, however, as the company has just debuted an all-new custom key range that’s compatible with all cars made prior to the turn of the millennium.
Christened the Era Collection, this lineup consists of a trio of all-new key models and is part of Formawerx’s new OpenSpec system which allows buyers to select from a variety of different finishes and constructions while also having the option for further customization via the addition of supplementary engraved graphics or text. The first of the Era Collection OpenSpec models is the PPF which takes inspiration from the powerplant frames used on ‘90s era Miatas while the second key, the DTM, is visually inspired by the boxy aesthetic of BMW’s legendary E30 M3. The final key is the VTEC, which derives its look from the design language of the 2002 Honda/Acura NSX Type R. CNC-machined in America to within Swiss watch standards, the OpenSpec system keys also feature multiple grip design options that are mounted using proprietary 2mm watch screws. The keys’ cores are also precision-machined in Germany before being shipped to the US’ West Coast where they are paired with the rest of the custom-crafted keys.
Available now, the Formawerx Era Collection OpenSpec models are all priced at $175 for the Perpetua Stainless Steel versions and $300 for the Zero RT Titanium construction variants of the VTEC, DTM, and PPF – all of which are DLC-coated. Made on an individually built-to-order basis, each key is also available with an optional keypiece duplication service as well as a personalized gift capsule — both of which cost an extra $50.