BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Ressence recently turned 10 years old and to commemorate this special milestone the brand has launched a new limited-edition watch, the Type 1 slim X, the first of the four watches that would be a part of the new Collection X. This watch features a uniquely finished Olive dial with that presents a modern interpretation of an hourglass.
Since its inception Ressence has created watches that provide a distinctive time telling experience blending modern and traditional horology, and the Type 1 Slim X is no different. Like all Ressence watches, it is the unique and ingenious floating display that steals the show here as well. Thanks to the brand’s in-house developed ROCS module, the sub-dials for hours, seconds, power reserve, and the minute hand always remain in motion leading to an ever-changing and dynamic display of time. However, the new Type1 Slim X makes reading time even more fun and interesting with the help of different finishes on the dial.
Presented in a dark olive color, one half of the dial has rendered in Matt whereas the other half has been given a smooth circular finish. The hour disc also gets a similar treatment. The two different finishes play differently with light and once the dial is set in motion, you can observe the passage of time at a glance similar to how an hourglass works.
The case on this watch has been crafted from grade 5 Titanium making the watch extremely lightweight and highly corrosion resistant. It measures 42mm in diameter and has a thickness of 11.5mm which combined with an almost lug less design should make the watch sit comfortably on a wide variety of wrists. The front of the watch features a sapphire crystal whereas then case back has been kept closed to incorporate the clever winding mechanism. Water-resistance is limited to a paltry 10 meters, so you better stay away from water when wearing this beauty.
Driving the watch is an intriguing mechanical movement. At the base is the Slim and refined ETA2892/A which is then heavily modified to accommodate the completely in-house ROCS 1.3 module driven by the minute axle of the base movement.
The Ressence Type 1 Slim X would come attached to an olive-green calfskin leather strap with an ardSillon buckle and would retail for EUR 19,500. The production run would be limited to just 40 pieces.