Belgium based luxury watch brand Ressence presents Type 1 Slim X, a limited-edition piece marking its 10th anniversary.
Collection X marks the first 10 years of Ressence and for this series, the award-winning brand created a dedicated symbol that is the fusion of an X, or ten in Latin, and an hourglass. It replaces the 10-hour marker on the hour disc of the Type 1 Slim X. 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 ever-changing dial, the Type 1 Slim X’s discs have been given a subtle, but focussed handmade makeover.
Inside this timepiece is the in-house developed and patented Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), which features discs that continually orbit around one another. This innovative system is driven by the minute axle of a specially customised ETA 2892/A automatic movement.
When the Type 1 Slim X 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. 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.
Model: Type 1 Slim X
• Patented ROCS 1 – Ressence Orbital Convex System – driven by the minute axle of a specially customised 2892/A caliber
• Caseback winding and time setting via lever
• 36 hours power reserve
• 28,800 vibrations per hour
• 40 jewels
• 27 gears
• Dark olive green convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and week days)
• Two separate finishes; matte on one half and circular on the other half
• Engraved indications filled with grade A Superluminova
• Grade 5 Titanium
• Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
• 42 mm (diameter) x 11 mm (thickness)
• 1 ATM water-resistance
• Individually numbered on the case back
Buckle & Strap
• Ardillon buckle
• Olive green calfskin strap (20/20mm)
• 67 grams
• Type 1 Slim X – Limited to 40 pieces – $ 21,500/ 18’000 CHF (excluding VAT)/19’500 EUR (21% vat included)/ 17’650 GBP