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Reviewing The Ressence Type 1

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Reviewing The Ressence Type 1

Everything is constantly moving, changing position and revolving. In our review of the Series One, the first evolution, our contributor Max made fun of this display, with a “Look Mom, No Hands“. The concept is based on sub-dials continually revolving, as does the main disc into which they are set – like moons in orbit around a planet. Indeed, these Ressence watches use rotating dials equipped with applied white pointers, which rotate inside chapter rings. The beauty is somewhere else, inside the watch, with what drives the display: the ROCS, a complex tangle of gears that is able to transform one single indication (the minutes) into all the others (hours, seconds, AM/PM, day, date…) and to make all these indications revolve. So yes, Ressence also is an horological feast, and not only a designer piece. However, this not completely “out of this world” either. It remains simple and discreet. read more