Belgian luxury watch brand Ressence created a unique timepiece in collaboration with ART IN TIME watch gallery, MONACO.
ART IN TIME is a prestige watch gallery in Monaco bringing together top-level manufacturers who share the same values: creativity, exclusivity, and independence. The concept was devised by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, President of Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud. Right from the outset, he sought to add a philanthropic dimension to the gallery. From this emerged the idea of making unique pieces available from time to time, only at ART IN TIME, with part of the proceeds dedicated to supporting local concerns.
The first such partnership resulted in a piece by Urwerk, unveiled in the first half of 2020; now, a second timepiece has been produced, this time by independent watchmakers Ressence. It too will be helping to fund a local initiative: the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.
Named Type 3MC, this model sports a red dial, used for the very first time here. Red is the colour of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation; the Ressence Type 3MC features the perfectly uniform shade in question on the dial and on the rear, where a special‘1/1’ inscription denotes that it is a unique piece.
The choice of the Type 3 to go with this colour was carefully thought-out. The model in question is the only one in the world with an oil-filled dial. Thanks to this scientific and technical feat, the Type 3 harnesses refracted light to give the dial a perfectly even, smooth appearance. Reflections and protrusions disappear, making the display highly readable.
The indications are arranged in keeping with Ressence’s distinctive style, with discs and dials rotating around each other. This makes reading the time clearer; the information is displayed on a single plane, like words written on a page, allowing it to be understood intuitively, in two dimensions.