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EXPERIENCE 21st century fine-watchmaking. TYPE 3 is at the forefront of horological and micromechanical innovation - pushing the boundaries of traditional watchmaking.

TOUCH THE TIME

The TYPE 3 engages with physics like no watch before. The refraction of light as it moves from one substance to another - from air to sapphire crystal, for example - can distort perception. The TYPE 3 cancels this effect through its upper half being flooded with 35.7 ml of oil.

The result is a new sense of clarity and immediacy, more, thanks to reduced friction, greater performance efficiency too.

 

CONTEMPORARY FINE-WATCHMAKING

A new vision for fine watchmaking requires an original perspective and focused intent - that of industrial design. The TYPE 3 took years of meticulous research and development. It expresses both the tradition of watchmaking through its trailblazing patented ROCS - Ressence Orbital Convex System, and thanks to new micromechanical technologies such as a magnetic transmission, reinvents it.

1+1=3

The aim of RESSENCE to express Time in the purest possible way started by replacing the conventional hands with rotating discs. Suspending them in fluids enhances our original concept as the whole watch becomes the Time itself.

 

INNOVATIONS FOLLOW FUNCTIONS

It is by re-imagining what and how watches can be, that the TYPE 3 embodies the most innovative yet of RESSENCE’s pioneering ideas based on applied science:

-An oil-filled upper half to allow legibility from every possible angle.

-A magnetic transmission to connect the dry lower half - where the calibre is located - to the oil-filled upper half - where the ROCS is located.

-Seven Bellows to compensate for oil volume changes due to temperature variations.

Discover

The Japanese have a term for objects that appear simple overall but include subtle details that balance simplicity with complexity: SHIBUI.

This balance of simplicity and complexity ensures that one does not tire of a TYPE 3 but constantly finds new meanings and enriched beauty that cause its aesthetic value to grow over the years. EachTYPE 3 is composed of 376 components carefully assembled by our master watchmakers.

components

INTERACTIVE TIME SIMULATOR

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°C

°C

Days
AM/PM
Date
Hours
Minutes
Runner
Oil Temperature
Current Time
 

UPDATE YOUR WRIST

Rooted in industrial design, the TYPE 3 has been envisaged with the wearer in mind.

The accent has been put on the comfort on the wrist with a light crownless 44mm grade 5 titanium case sandwiched by anti-reflective sapphire glasses. The TYPE 3 weighs barely 79 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 3 is therefore as simple and efficient during the day as during the night thanks to extra strong blue Superluminova.

 

LESS IS MORE

We took away the crown - totem of more traditional watch thinking - by reengineering the entire sapphire case-back as the means of winding and setting the dial. It allows us a more streamlined look and feel.

TYPE 3 expresses all the curvaceous organicism of a pebble. It is as satisfying in the hand as it is on the wrist.

ROCS

The patented ROCS 3 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 215 parts including the main and sub discs. The result is a 3 dimensional dial entirely in motion and ever changing. NB: This exploded view does not include the base calibre.

components

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TYPE 3B "BLACK"

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TYPE 3BB "BLACK BLACK"

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TYPE 3S "SANDBLASTED"

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TYPE 3N "NIGHT BLUE"

TYPE 3B "BLACK"
TYPE 3BB "BLACK BLACK"
TYPE 3S "SANDBLASTED"
TYPE 3N "NIGHT BLUE"

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Runner (360 Seconds)
  • Day 
  • Date
  • Oil Temperature

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 3.3 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre          
  • Caseback winding and day/date/time setting
  • Magnetic Transmission
  • Compensating Bellows System
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 47 jewels
  • 44 gears

Dial

  • Convex Grade 5 Titanium dial (125mm radius) with four eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours), 4.75° (thermal gauge and day) and 6.25° (runner)
  • Engraved indications filled with blue Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Two separate sealed chambers with the upper one filled with 35.7 ml of oil
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 44mm (diameter) x 15mm (thickness)
  • 3 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Black Barenia leather (22/22mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 33'500 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Runner (360 Seconds)
  • Day 
  • Date
  • Oil Temperature

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 3.3 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre     
  • Caseback winding and day/date/time setting
  • Magnetic Transmission
  • Compensating Bellows System 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 47 jewels
  • 44 gears

Dial

  • Convex Grade 5 Titanium dial (125mm radius) with four eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours), 4.75° (thermal gauge and day) and 6.25° (runner)
  • Engraved indications filled with blue Superluminova

Case

  • DLC Coated Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Two separate sealed chambers with the upper one filled with 35.7 ml of oil
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 44mm (diameter) x 15mm (thickness)
  • 3 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Black Barenia leather (22/22mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 33'500 (excl. taxes)

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Runner (360 Seconds)
  • Day 
  • Date
  • Oil Temperature

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 3.3 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre         
  • Caseback winding and day/date/time setting
  • Magnetic Transmission
  • Compensating Bellows System 
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 47 jewels
  • 44 gears

Dial

  • Convex Grade 5 Titanium dial (125mm radius) with four eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours), 4.75° (thermal gauge and day) and 6.25° (runner)
  • Engraved indications filled with blue Superluminova

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Two separate sealed chambers with the upper one filled with 35.7 ml of oil
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 44mm (diameter) x 15mm (thickness)
  • 3 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Cognac Barenia leather (22/22mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 33'500 (excl. taxes)

FUNCTIONS

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Runner (360 Seconds)
  • Day 
  • Date
  • Oil Temperature

MOVEMENT

  • Patented ROCS 3.3 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre           
  • Caseback winding and day/date/time setting
  • Magnetic Transmission
  • Compensating Bellows System
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 47 jewels
  • 44 gears

DIAL

  • Convex Grade 5 Titanium dial (125mm radius) with four eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours), 4.75° (thermal gauge and day) and 6.25° (runner)
  • Engraved indications filled with blue Superluminova

CASE

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Two separate sealed chambers with the upper one filled with 35.7 ml of oil
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • 44mm (diameter) x 15mm (thickness)
  • 3 ATM water-resistance

BUCKLE & STRAP

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Blue Barenia leather (22/22mm)

LIMITED EDITION

  • 50 pieces

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 34'000 (excl. taxes)