Ressence Platform Watch Zero Series

Swiss luxury watch brand Benoît Mintiens RESSENCE announced that, the first ‘Zero Series’ of its much appreciated Platform watch is now in production and will be available as from the beginning of September.

This first production will be limited to 50 watches plus pre-series that will be used mainly for certificate procedures. Suggested retail price is 9900€ to 11500€ (excl. VAT) depends on models.

The RESSENCE Zero series is available in four different finishes:-

  • Type 1001: Black Display
  • Type 1002: Silver Display
  • Type 1003: Warm Titanium Display
  • Type 1004: Dark Gray Metallic Display

The main difference between the Zero series and the prototypes is the redesigned module. The new module is conceived like a calibre and has been re-engineered by Swiss movement standards. By redesigning the module, the watch has become 0.8 mm thinner. Apart from the thinner case,the crown is slightly larger, the strap went form 20 to 22 meter.

RESSENCE Type 1001

  • Case: Polished Stainless steel 303
  • Module: Anodised Aluminium 60.82, colored black mat
  • Display: Superluminova Graphics, white digits
  • Strap: Natural Calf black hand made
  • Suggested retail price: 9900€ excl. VAT

RESSENCE Type 1002

  • Case: Polished Stainless steel 303
  • Module: Anodised Grade 5 Titanium , satin finish, Grade 5 Titanium rings machined finish
  • Display: Superluminova black graphics, black digits
  • Strap: Hand made flexible carbon fibre
  • Suggested retail price: 11500€ excl. VAT

RESSENCE Type 1003

  • Case: Polished Stainless steel 303
  • Module: Anodised Grade 5 Titanium , mat finish warm metal color, Grade 5 Titanium rings polished finish
  • Display: Superluminova black graphics, black digits or Superluminova white graphics, white digits
  • Strap: Hand made textile/leather , gray color
  • Suggested retail price: 11500€ excl. VAT

RESSENCE Type 1004

  • Case: Polished Stainless steel 303
  • Module: Anodised Aluminium 60.82, satin finish, metallic colour PMS 8402
  • Display: Superluminova white graphics, white digits
  • Strap: Natural calf hand-made
  • Suggested retail price: 9900€ excl. VAT

About Ressence Platform Watch: Unique Timepiece with Rotating Dial Plate

At the Basel World 2010 show, the brand Ressence presented its watch with rotating dial plate, the “platform watch”. Time is displayed by a flush mounted revolving dial that embodies all the graphical elements in one plane. This innovative way to present time avoids superimposed information like hands covering an underlying dial, it visually prioritises time scales and enhances interface readability based on traditional cognitive patterns applied in watches with hand dials. Graphically, time seems to be displayed on the outer skin of the watch.
The patented display system features a revolving module driven by a modified automatic Swiss caliber. The revolving dial plate points out the minutes, the lunatic sub-dials inside the main dial plate indicate the hours, seconds and am-pm. The sub-dials orbit around a virtual axis similar to the moons around Saturn.

Technical details

  • Movement : Automatic, modified 2824 caliber base, 28,800 vib/h.
  • Module: Patented system designed & developed by Ressence, Ceramic bearing, Aluminum frame and dial-satellites, Triple bi-axial off-centered integrated & flush mounted orbiting satellites, Adjustment system in the crown, total 38 jewels.
  • Functions: am-pm, Hours, Minutes, Seconds.
  • Case: Titanium or Steel, dia. 42mm ex-crown x 13mm, 3D convex sapphire crystal on both sides with vertical flush mount interface on case. Crown at 3 or 9 o’clock.
  • Strap: Interchangeable ventilated straps with four screws mounted on the case with steel folding clasp. Natural calf or buffalo hand-sewn leather or rubber.
  • Designer: Benoît Mintiens

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