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Ressence Type 1 Watch

Building on the release of last year’s unique liquid-filled Type 3, Ressence and Belgian designer, Benoit Mintiens, unveiled the brand new Type 1 at this year’s Baselworld. An evolution of Ressence’s own Type 1001 concept, the Type 1 employs a thinner case — paired with a curved sapphire crystal — and a crown-less winding system, and winding and setting can be accomplished simultaneously by twisting the case’s bottom plate. The dial itself recalls the look of the Type 3 and isn’t static; instead, it offers an “orbital interpretation” of time — powered by a patented 18-gear system — with each disc rotating together in unison as they display their specific functions. Offered in five different finishes, the Ressence Type 1 will start at $20,600 USD when it launches later this year.

Date: Apr 8, 2014  /  Views: 3228  /  Author: T.S. Fox  /  Source: HODINKEE
Category: Style  /  Tags: Accessories, Watches, Baselworld 2014, Ressence, Ressence type 1