Ressence TYPE 1° Round

Ressence unveils the new TYPE 1° Round, featuring a strikingly smooth design.

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Ressence TYPE 1° Round

Re-inventing 21st Century fine watchmaking requires re-thinking when it comes to the relationship one has with watches. A watch has an obvious functional role to play in our lives. But beyond that, it is emotional. The new TYPE 1° Round perpetuates Ressence’s minimalistic incarnation of time. Featuring revolving discs that display time in a bi-dimensional format with truly ergonomic design.

Ressence TYPE 1° Round

As with all Ressence watches, the TYPE 1° Round aims to create a meaningful, emotional and tactile relationship between owner and watch. Ressence wants their users to love their watch. With this in mind, every detail of this new design has a reason for being and contributes to awaken the senses.

The latest evolution of Ressence’s TYPE 1 story is the TYPE 1° Round.

Ressence TYPE 1° Round

All Round

In its quest for the purest expression of time, the design aims to reaffirm the beauty of simple essential and sensual shapes. The sapphire crystal and case seamlessly merge in a simple minimalistic and pure radius. The iconic pebble design of the TYPE 3 meets the sleek design of the TYPE 1 and featuring its ROCS 1 module. The result is a watch with a satisfying tactile quality that will gently blend with any wrist and style, becoming a daily companion.

The new TYPE 1° Round is the latest iteration of our relentless research into essential, meaningful design.” said Benoît Mintiens, Founder of Ressence. “This new watch feels in tune with Ressence’s design philosophy. Better design is less design, function must prevail.

Ressence TYPE 1° Round

Details matter

Beyond these case design improvements, the TYPE 1° Round introduces new details that make a big difference.

Ressence TYPE 1° Round

Night Blue

A new design calls for a new colour. The new Night Blue is dark and vivid, adding more depth to the visceral experience of time provided by the TYPE 1° Round. The sun-rayed silver metallic discs emphasize the movement of the dial by provoking mesmerizing reflections as time goes by.

Ressence TYPE 1° Round

Refined dial design

Beyond its new colour, the TYPE 1° Round dial has been graphically simplified with indexes every 10 minutes and a weekday dial that subtly unites the 2 non-working days of the week with a touch of colour. The Second and Weekday hands are larger for an improved reading.

Ressence TYPE 1° Round

Intuitive simplicity

As with all Ressence watches, when setting the time, the timepiece is simultaneously being wound. This is as intuitive as moving the hands on an old wall clock. The absence of a crown makes the watch comfortable for both left or right fit.

Ressence TYPE 1° Round

The TYPE 1° Round will be available worldwide in two finishes – Black and Night Blue – from June 2023 via Ressence’s official retailers network, and visible at Watches & Wonders in Geneva from March 27th to April 5th 2023.

Ressence TYPE 1° Round

Ressence TYPE 1° Round N (Night Blue) or TYPE 1° Round B (Black) Technical Specifications

• 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)
• 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
• Leather strap (20/20mm)

• 64 grams (including strap and buckle)

• CHF16,800 (excluding taxes)

Ressence was founded in 2010 by Industrial Designer Benoît Mintiens.
The brand was created with one goal in mind: re-invent the essence of a 21st Century watch.
This quest implied, in the true respect of the traditional ‘Less is More’ design approach, to remove all unnecessary design attributes that traditional watches care to perpetuate decade after decade.
Behind this minimalistic design approach, the true purpose of Ressence is to provoke wonder, awaken senses and make mechanical watches, meaningful, lovable companions for today’s and tomorrow’s generations.
Benoît Mintiens started by removing one dimension and created with the SERIES ZERO a unique dial with flush discs that display time in 2D, as the human eye reads two dimensions more quickly.
This exercise continued later with the TYPE 1 when Ressence removed the crown, to make a truly leftright
watch. Then came the award winning TYPE 3 which removed the refraction of the glass by being partly filled with oil.
Last but not least, the revolutionary TYPE 2 removed the need to set or wind a watch with the first automatic self-setting crown in the world.
Winners of the Horological Revelation Award at the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, Ressence takes a distinctive approach to the craft of contemporary Fine Watchmaking, combining Swiss-made calibres with unmatched self-engineered innovation to reimagining how mechanical watches can function and interact with its user in the modern age.

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