Ressence celebrates 10 years with a new collection within the Type 1 catalog – the Slim X.
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Ressence was born in 2010 with a clear purpose in mind: improving the function of the mechanical watch in the 21st century context. After refining legibility, daily wearability and overall intuitiveness, the innovative company’s next pursuit is dedicated to being more conscious of the passage of time.
10th anniversary. The first decade of a brand should always be seen as an important milestone. For Ressence it has been a meaningful journey thus far, with a multitude of important moments. Memorably the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève award in 2013 gave Ressence an international resonance. Becoming a member of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in 2016 acted as recognition from industry insiders. It anchored the brand in the Fine-Watchmaking category. But it is the successful launch of Ressence’s patented electronic crown, the e-Crown ®, that was certainly the most challenging and rewarding step. Demonstrating that the brand will relentlessly move forward, out of its comfort zone and continue approaching fine watchmaking differently.
Ressence Type 1 Slim X
Objects primarily designed as tools, such as watches, must evolve with their time. Featuring the emblematic Ressence ever-changing dial, the Type 1 Slim X’s discs have been given a subtle, but focussed handmade makeover.
The new design is, as always with Ressence, driven by functionality. It all starts with the Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), the in-house developed (and patented) horological unit, which features discs that continually orbit around one another. On the Type 1 Slim X, when the watch indicates midnight or midday, the dark olive-green dial is equally divided into two separate finishes; matte on one half and circular on the other half. In a playful way, the different finishes reinterpret the colour as the light hits the surface.
On the minute and the hour discs, the two finishes are a graphical extension of the hands. Once in motion, magic takes on new meaning. At a glance, you can literally observe the passage of time. It is meant as a modern and wearable interpretation of an hourglass.
The watch is also organic in its form, with tactile curves and domed sapphire glass extending to the very edge of the case, making the watch more sapphire than metal.
The Type 1 Slim X is manually set via a lever on its case back. The watch has no crown, the winding and setting mechanism being the case-back itself, for better ergonomics and allowing a left-right fit.
Intuitive in viewing and motion, understated in its aesthetics, the Type 1 Slim X is a playful and relevant companion that reminds us to conscious that every minute counts.
Ressence Type 1 Slim X Specifications
Functions • Hours • Minutes • Seconds • Weekdays
Movement • Patented ROCS 1 – Ressence Orbital Convex System – driven by the minute axle of a specially customised 2892/A caliber • Caseback winding and time setting via lever • Self-winding • 36 hours power reserve • 28,800 vibrations per hour • 40 jewels • 27 gears
Dial • Dark olive green convex german silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and week days) • Two separate finishes; matte on one half and circular on the other half • Engraved indications filled with grade A Superluminova
Case • Grade 5 Titanium • Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating • 42 mm (diameter) x 11 mm (thickness) • 1 ATM water-resistance • Individually numbered on the case back
Buckle & Strap • Ardillon buckle • Olive green calfskin strap (20/20mm)
Total Components • 212
Weight • 67 grams
Price • Type 1 Slim X – Limited to 40 pieces – $ 21,500