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Years ahead. The First Mechanical Watch with a Smart Crown.

UPDATE YOUR WRIST

The development of the e-Crown® came down to one simple but fundamental question: What if I could trust and rely on my mechanical watch as much as I do for my phone.

e-Crown® automatically sets and adjusts the Type 2 to the right time when needed.

 

Effortless. Magical. Mechanical.

e-Crown® is activated and controlled by tapping the crystal on the dial of the Type 2, offering a new tactile experience and user-friendliness to mechanical watches.

Visually, it is represented on the dial by the selector sub disc and its four modes (time zone 1, time zone 2, app and e-Crown off).

"The best way to envision the future of fine-watchmaking is by creating it."
Benoît Mintiens, Ressence founder and creative mind.

 

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

Driven by user experience, it combines the reliability of electronics with the emotion and beauty of mechanical engineering.

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Set once and go

The Type 2 is manually set via the lever on its case back. By double tapping the crystal, the manually set time is digitally registered by e-Crown®. There is no need to think about checking and adjusting the watch anymore, e-Crown® does it automatically. Even after three months of inactivity, once the watch is fastened to the wrist and the wearer taps the crystal, e-Crown® will automatically set it to the right time.

 

App enabled

We developed the e-Crown® app to reach an unseen level of convenience and modernity. Using Bluetooth to connect with the Type 2, the app displays a scroll down list of cities to choose from for both time zones to send directly to the smart crown.

Light Energy

The Type 2 uses light energy to power the e-Crown®. Photovoltaic cells (some hidden behind 10 micro-shutters on the dial) will use outside light as an energy source making the watch selfsufficient; a fundamental quality in the nomadic world of today.

 

Ultimate Travel watch

For added travel convenience, e-Crown® can register two time zones. Set the second time zone the same way as the first one and switch from one to another via the mode selector on the dial.

Always your time

E-CROWN OFF

Manual via lever

E-CROWN

Time zone 1

Local time

E-CROWN

Time zone 2

Local time

Expect more from your watch

Ressence’s pursuit to improve the mechanical watch is uniquely its own and the Type 2 is a perfect example of the brand’s determination to build products that question what a wrist watch can be in the 21st century. The emphasis is not primarily on timing precision but to create a better product as a whole - considering such characteristics as legibility, usability, and user experience.

Nightlife
proof.

Watch day Watch night
Day
Night

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

A mechanical watch that is smart

Type 2 has a power saving function. When the watch is not on your wrist for more than 12 hours, e- Crown® will automatically hold the barrel of the mechanical movement. When putting the watch back on your wrist, e-Crown® will release the barrel and Type 2 will start running again by double tapping the sapphire.

Components.

"Fine-watchmaking must embrace new technologies to bring back functionality and excitement for the new generations."
Tony Fadell, iPod inventor, Nest founder and Ressence tech coach.

Choose your own

TYPE 2G "Grey"

Choose your own

TYPE 2A "Anthracite"

TYPE 2G "Grey"
TYPE 2A "Anthracite"

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Second time zone
  • Mechanical power saver
  • Self-setting
  • Time monitoring

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - driven by the minute axle of a specially customised 2892/A caliber
  • Caseback winding and time setting via lever
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 45 jewels
  • 37 gears

e-Crown

  • 87 components
  • 1,8 joules of energy per day
  • Four-layered 0,25mm thick flexible custom-built PCB

Dial

  • Convex grade 5 titanium dial (75mm diameter) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 9.75° (hours) and 17° (seconds and e-Crown selector) on jewel micro-ball bearings (gaps between discs are 35 microns)
  • Custom made photovoltaic cells under 10 micro-shutters
  • Engraved indications filled with grade A Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Double domed sapphire crystal with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 45 mm (diameter) x 12 mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  •  Ardillon buckle
  •  Strap (22/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 42'500 (excluding taxes)

Functions

  •  Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
  • Second time zone
  • Mechanical power saver
  • Self-setting
  • Time monitoring

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 2 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - driven by the minute axle of a specially customised 2892/A caliber
  • Caseback winding and time setting via lever
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 45 jewels
  • 37 gears

e-Crown

  • 87 components
  • 1,8 joules of energy per day
  • Four-layered 0,25mm thick flexible custom-built PCB

Dial

  • Convex grade 5 titanium anthracite pvd coating dial (75mm diameter) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 9.75° (hours) and 17° (seconds and e-Crown selector) on jewel micro-ball bearings (gaps between discs are 35 microns)
  • Custom made photovoltaic cells under 10 micro-shutters
  • Engraved indications filled with grade A Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium with anthracite pvd coating
  • Double domed sapphire crystal with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 45 mm (diameter) x 12 mm (thickness)
  • 1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  •  Ardillon buckle
  •  Strap (22/20mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 42'500 (excluding taxes)

The Type 2 will be available in stores as of April 2019.

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