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DISCOVER our indie vision of contemporary fine-watchmaking. TYPE 1 is a never-before-seen horological experience combining innovation with tradition.

FINE-WATCHMAKING SPIRIT

At the heart of a RESSENCE watch is ROCS, or the Ressence Orbital Convex System. Our patented 3 dimensional complication is the result of years of planning, prototyping and pushing boundaries.

The traditional art of watchmaking has been at the same time mastered and reinvented to bring each TYPE1 to life.

 

CONTEMPORARY CRAFTSMANSHIP

The convex discs displaying hours, minutes, seconds and days of the week may be seen as the dial on a traditional watch but are actually the ROCS’s bridges of the TYPE 1.

Following our organic design philosophy, the discs have a 125mm radius sphere shape and require specific know-how and tools to be produced. The convex guilloché finishing for instance is and can only be manufactured by one renowned atelier in the world.

Those seeking facts might note that each TYPE 1 comprises 212 components, assembled by our dedicated team of master watchmakers.

Those seeking feeling will notice the TYPE 1’s visual balance of simplicity and complexity, one that ensures its aesthetic only continues to enrich over the years. The Japanese call this deceptively understated balance SHIBUI.

components

INTERACTIVE TIME SIMULATOR

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Days
AM/PM
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
Current Time

BORN TO BE WORN

Rooted in industrial design, the TYPE 1 has been envisaged with the wearer in mind.

The accent has been put on the comfort on the wrist with a light crownless 42mm grade 5 titanium case sandwiched by anti-reflective sapphire glasses. TYPE 1 weighs only 84 grams.

Nightlife
Proof

Watch day Watch night
Day
Night

We believe that displaying the time is essential to a watch. The readability of the TYPE 1 is therefore as simple and efficient during the day as during the night thanks to extra strong green or blue Superluminova.

 

ENGINEERED FOR YOU

The look of any watch is one draw. But so is the feel of it. We place a premium on this tactile quality. This is why the TYPE 1 expresses all the curvaceous organicism of a pebble. It is as satisfying in the hand as it is on the wrist.

The TYPE 1 has no traditional crown in order to keep the watch’s aesthetic clean and uncluttered. The winding/setting functions are operated by a unique mechanism comprising the sapphire case-back itself.

ROCS

The patented ROCS 1 is driven by the minute axle of a customized self-winding 2824/2 base calibre. Our "Ressence Orbital Convex System" is a state of the art horological complication module composed of 107 parts including the main and sub discs. The result is a 3 dimensional dial entirely in motion and ever changing.

components

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TYPE 1B "BLACK"

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TYPE 1W "WHITE"

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TYPE 1CH "CHAMPAGNE"

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TYPE 1R "RUTHENIUM"

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TYPE 1G "GUILLOCHÉ"

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TYPE 1N "NIGHT BLUE"

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TYPE 1S "SILVER"

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TYPE 1RG "ROSE GOLD"

TYPE 1B "BLACK"
TYPE 1W "WHITE"
TYPE 1CH "CHAMPAGNE"
TYPE 1R "RUTHENIUM"
TYPE 1G "GUILLOCHÉ"
TYPE 1N "NIGHT BLUE"
TYPE 1S "SILVER"
TYPE 1RG "ROSE GOLD"

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 1.2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre        
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears

Dial

  • Convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
  • Engraved indications filled with blue Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 42mm (diameter) x 13mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Black Barenia leather (20/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 16'000 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 1.2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre      
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears

Dial

  • Convex German silver & silver plated dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
  • Engraved indications filled with green Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 42mm (diameter) x 13mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Cognac Ostrich leather (20/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 16'000 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 1.2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre        
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears

Dial

  • Convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
  • Engraved indications filled with green Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 42mm (diameter) x 13mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Grey/Brown Alligator leather (20/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 16'000 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 1.2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre          
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears

Dial

  • Convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
  • Engraved indications filled with green Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 42mm (diameter) x 13mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Grey Nylon fabric (20/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 16'000 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week

Production

  • Out of Production
  • Total of 33 pieces

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 1.2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre        
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears

Dial

  • Convex guilloché German silver & silver plated dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
  • Engraved indications
  • Blued steel hands

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 42mm (diameter) x 13mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Blue Alligator leather (20/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 20'500 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 1.2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre        
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears

Dial

  • Convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
  • Engraved indications filled with blue Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 42mm (diameter) x 13mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Blue Alligator leather (20/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 16'000 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 1.2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre        
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears

Dial

  • Convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
  • Engraved indications filled with green Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 42mm (diameter) x 13mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Grey Nylon fabric (20/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 16'000 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Day of the week

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 1.2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre        
  • Caseback winding and day/time setting 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 40 jewels
  • 27 gears

Dial

  • Convex German silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and day of the week)
  • Engraved indications filled with Green Superluminova

Case

  • Rose Gold 18kt 4N
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 42mm (diameter) x 13mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Grey/Brown Alligator leather (20/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 27'000 (excl. taxes)