Ressence Type 1 Slim X (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
Ressence continues to change the way and the why we experience watches by introducing the first piece of their limited-edition X collection. Collection X marks the first 10 years and brings the brand manifesto to life.
Each of the four watches of the Collection X is limited to 40 pieces and shares the main dark olive-green colour. Featuring the emblematic Ressence ever-changing dial, the Type 1 Slim X’s discs have been given a subtle but focussed handmade makeover.
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.
Objects primarily designed as tools, such as 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 focussed handmade makeover.
The new design is, as always, driven by functionality. It all 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. In a playful way, 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, magic takes on new meaning. At a glance, you can literally observe the passage of time. It is meant as a modern and wearable interpretation of an hourglass.
The watch is also organic in its form, with tactile curves and domed sapphire glass extending to the very edge of the case, making the watch 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 to conscious that every minute counts.
The collection X will roll out during 2020 with a frequency of one every other month starting the 7th of July until end of December.
Ressence Type 1 Slim X
· Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day of the week
· Material: Grade 5 Titanium
· Dimensions: 42mm x 11.5mm
· Caseback: Solid back, with built-in setting mechanism
· Dial: Dark olive green, Convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
· Lume: Green SuperLuminova
· Movement: ROCS 1.3 module driven by the minute axle of a customized ETA 2892/A base
· Power Reserve: 36 hours
· Water Resistance: 1 TAM
· Strap: Olive green calfskin leather strap with ardillon buckle
· Lug Width: 20mm
The price for the Ressence Type 1 Slim X is EUR 19,500 / GBP 17,650 / USD 21,500 and is limited edition to 40 pieces.