Ressence TYPE 1° DX3

Ressence TYPE 1° DX3 – Arts & Crafts in Motion

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Ressence unveils the TYPE 1 DX3, in collaboration with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, a limited edition that fuses the intricate patterns of Arabic mosaics with the watchmaking art of cloisonné.

Ressence TYPE 1° DX3

As the third and final chapter of a six-year partnership between the luxury retail group and the independent watchmaker, this watch upholds seamless continuation with the first two creations, while offering a distinct interpretation of Arab art.”

The TYPE 1 models serve as a common thread throughout this trilogy, where each watch features a dial adorned with a graphical pattern inspired by Arab Geometric Art. Additionally, a rose gold colour palette imparts these limited pieces with the hues of the desert.

This trilogy demonstrates that at first sight different cultures and trades share a common and universal understanding of aesthetic balance” says Benoît Mintiens, Founder of Ressence. “The appreciation of rhythms, patterns or colour is a collective good beyond our origins.” On the association with Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, he adds: “We are extremely proud and thankful for the result generated by this beautiful and ambitious collaboration.”

Ressence TYPE 1° DX3

Luminous Mosaic Composition

The logical arrangement of dial colours on the DX3 gradually unfolds, with darker shades emerging as we move away from the central sub-dials, creating visual complexity that further enhances the watch’s sense of rhythm. It is in the dark that the cloisonné design on the dial truly comes to life when the watch emits its gentle green glow, as it is filled with grade A Super-LumiNova®. This luminescent paint also adorns the numerals, like on all Ressence.

Ressence TYPE 1° DX3

Essential Shape

The DX3 is crafted on the foundation of the T1° Round, the latest iteration of the Ressence TYPE 1, featuring the new pebble-looking case. The sleek design results in a strikingly smooth watch with a satisfying tactile quality, awakening senses.

Ressence TYPE 1° DX3

Chronicled Craftsmanship

This final launch is accompanied by Ressence’s first book “Arts & Crafts in Motion,” limited to 200 copies. The publication offers insights into the genesis, craftsmanship, and fusion of Arab Geometric Art and Horological Decorative Art within the unique DX trilogy.

Limited to 35 pieces, the TYPE 1° DX3 will be on display at Dubai Watch Week from November 16th to 20th, 2023.

Ressence TYPE 1° DX3

Ressence TYPE 1° DX3 Technical Specifications

NAME: TYPE 1° Round DX3 – CHF 23’600 (excluding taxes)


  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week


  • Patented ROCS 1.3 – Ressence Orbital Convex System – module driven by the minute axle of a
    customised 2892 base calibre
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears


  • Convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and
    4.75° (seconds and day of the week) with cloisonné filled with Super-LumiNova® and coated with
    rose gold
  • Engraved indications filled with grade A Super-LumiNova®


  • Grade 5 titanium
  • Double-domed sapphire crystal top with anti-reflective coating inside
  • Manual winding over 12° and set up via lever
  • 42,7 mm (diameter) x 11mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM splash-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon buckle
  • Beige rubber strap (20/20mm)

Components & Weight

  • 212 components / 64 grams

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