Ressence – Type 2

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Ressence – Type 2

The Ressence Type 2 with e-Crown starts with the Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), the unique inhouse developed (and patented) horological unit featuring an ever-changing dial that continually orbit around one another. The purpose is a more efficient way of telling time. Ressence Type 2, information is displayed on a single surface, much like words on a piece of paper, making for improved readability. This differs than that of a traditional watch, where the hands and dial are layered on one another producing an uneven viewing plane.

Ressence Type 2 builds on the foundation of the ROCS, the next step for Ressence in the innovation of the wrist watch is the creation of the smart Ressence ,e-Crown®, featured on the Type 2. For over the past century and a half, the watch’s crown was the primary mechanism to wind and set the time. This was revolutionary during its day, however in order to move watchmaking into the 21st century, a new idea was needed and e-Crown® was born. The development of the Ressence e-Crown® came down to one simple but fundamental question: What if I could trust and rely on my mechanical watch as much as I do for my phone

Ressence ROCS System
Ressence Type 2 ROCS

e-Crown® automatically sets and adjusts the Type 2 to the right time when needed. Driven by user experience, it combines the reliability of electronics with the emotion and beauty of mechanical engineering. Since the quartz revolution in the 1970’s, the Fine Watchmaking industry has seen electronics as a threat, but Ressence’s patented smart crown technology offers a new dimension to Fine Watchmaking and embraces the digital native generation.

Ressence e-Crown cluster
Ressence Type 2-powered by Photovoltaic cells.

e-Crown® is activated and controlled by tapping the crystal on the dial of the Type 2, offering a new tactile experience and user-friendliness to mechanical watches. Visually, it is represented on the dial by the selector sub disc and its four modes (time zone 1, time zone 2, app and e-Crown off). The Type 2 uses light energy to power the e-Crown®. Photovoltaic cells (some hidden behind 10 micro-shutters on the dial) will use outside light as an energy source making the watch self sufficient; a fundamental quality in the nomadic world of today.

Ressence Type2 “N” Blue ….new for 2021

Ressence Type 2 A(nthracite) & G(rey) 

Monochrome Watches short demo video of the Type 2 with e-Crown

The Type 2 is manually set via the lever on its case back. By double tapping the crystal, the manually set time is digitally registered by e-Crown®. There is no need to think about checking and adjusting the watch anymore, e-Crown® does it automatically. Even after three months of inactivity, once the watch is fastened to the wrist and the wearer taps the crystal, e-Crown® will automatically set it to the right time.

Ressence’s pursuit to improve the mechanical watch is uniquely its own and the Type 2 is a perfect example of the brand’s determination to build products that question what a wrist watch can be in the 21st century. The emphasis is not primarily on timing precision but to create a better product as a whole – considering such characteristics as legibility, usability, and user experience. Ressence’s “less is more” philosophy produces timeless watches and improved functionality while always adding a playful and magical experience to them.

PRICING: USD$ 48,000 for Type 2-G (Grey) or Type 2-A (Anthracite)

If you are interested to know even more visit:

Benoit Mintiens talks Type 2  at SiHH 2019 with TheWatches.TV 


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