Ressence was born in 2010 to improve 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.
Ressence wants us to make better use of our time by focusing on our relation to it. This purposeful ambition starts now with the new Type 1 Slim X, a limited-edition piece marking the brand’s 10th anniversary.
Ressence continues to change the way we experience watches by introducing the first piece of their X collection. Collection X marks the first 10 years and brings the brand manifesto to life. Visually Ressence created a dedicated symbol that is the fusion of an X, or ten in Latin, and an hourglass. It sits on the hour disc of the Type 1 Slim X. Each of the four watches of the Collection X is limited to 40 pieces, sharing the main dark olive-green colour.
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 focused handmade makeover.
The new design is driven by functionality. It 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. As a result, 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, one can observe the passage of time. It is meant to be a modern and wearable interpretation of an hourglass. Furthermore, the watch is organic in its form. With tactile curves and domed sapphire glass extending to the very edge of the case, it appears to be 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 that every minute counts.
Hours Minutes Seconds Weekdays
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
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 finishes; matte on one half and circular on the other Engraved indications filled with grade A Superluminova
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 and strap
Ardillon buckle Olive green calfskin strap (20/20mm)