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TYPE 5 is the first mechanical watch to be perfectly readable underwater regardless of the viewing angle. UNLOCK the GENTLEMAN DIVER in you.

NO MIRROR REFLECTION UNDER WATER

As for all RESSENCE watches the essence of TYPE 5 is its main function - the expression of Time. To achieve the best-ever readability underwater, the complete ROCS 5 - all 142 components, including the dial - is immersed in 37.5 ml of oil. Indeed the use of oil has one ultimate advantage. It cancels out what is known as Total Internal Reflection. Typically, under water, a traditional diver’s watch needs to be viewed straight on in order to be read properly - otherwise refraction turns the glass into a mirror. But not with the oil-filled TYPE 5 . The use of oil ensures complete legibility whatever the angle of view. A first for a mechanical watch.

 

LIGHTNESS AND PERFORMANCE

Rather than protecting the TYPE 5 against the pressure of water depth by using a heavy over-sized case and thick glasses, we used our oil technology. Since the laws of hydraulics state that a liquid cannot be compressed, the oil will compensate for underwater pressure. TYPE 5 benefits therefore from a super lightweight titanium construction. Moreover there are other advantages related to the oil technology. The components are constantly lubricated and since they are suspended in liquid, they are lighter and hence require less power to move, which in turn improves accurate time-keeping.

WORLD PROOF

The remarkable capabilities of TYPE 5 do not sacrifice the pleasures of a traditional fine-watchmaking mechanism. The watch is able to withstand extreme conditions - but to do so with the modernist refinement characteristics of RESSENCE, right down to its seamlessly integrated uni-directional bezel.

MICRO-MECHANICAL INNOVATIONS

It takes 324 components and RESSENCE’s state-of-the-art innovations for the TYPE 5 to express Time in such a pure and natural way. From our magnetic transmission to the bellow system, explore on our innovation page the technologies that are embedded.

ROCS - OIL FILLED - MAGNETIC TRANSMISSION - BELLOW SYSTEM - HYDRAULIC SHOCK ABSORBER



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INTERACTIVE TIME SIMULATOR

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°C

Hours
Minutes
Runner
Oil Temperature
Current Time
 

NO CROWN

TYPE 5 has no crown - rather, the case-back is used both for winding and setting the time of the watch. However, to ensure maximum water-resistance, a new case-back has been specially developed for the TYPE 5 . Dubbed the Ressence Compression Lock System, or RCLS , it has a system for the locking and compression of the gasket, with two positions, ‘lock’ and ‘set’.

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INSPIRED BY NATURE

The organic design of the TYPE 5 takes its inspiration from nature. Evolution has given sea turtles a distinct aqua-dynamic shape to propel themselves easily through water - so what better shape for an amphibious watch? Strapped onto your thermal suit, the TYPE 5 will conform to your wrist to guarantee optimum hydrodynamic properties.

Deeply
Readable

Watch day Watch night
Day
Night

We believe that displaying the time is essential to a watch. The readability of the TYPE 5 is therefore as simple and efficient during the day as during the night thanks to extra strong blue and green Superluminova.

The TYPE 5 has been designed to be wearable every day, both in and out of the water. The TYPE 5 is made 100% from grade 5 titanium, ensuring that it is lightweight - a mere 87grams - and extremely comfortable to wear. The result is both more ergonomic and considerably lighter than any traditional diver’s watch.

ROCS

The patented ROCS 5 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 142 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.

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TYPE 5B "BLACK"

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TYPE 5 BB "BLACK BLACK"

TYPE 5B "BLACK"
TYPE 5 BB "BLACK BLACK"

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Runner (90 Seconds)
  • Oil Temperature

Movement

  • Patented ROCS 5 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre         
  • Caseback winding and time setting with RCLS – Ressence Compression Lock System
  • Magnetic Transmission
  • Compensating Bellow System
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 41 jewels
  • 25 gears

Dial

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

Case

  • Grade 5 Titanium 
  • Two separate sealed chambers with the upper one filled with 37.5 ml of oil
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • Uni-directional bezel
  • 46mm (diameter) x 15.5mm (thickness)
  • 10 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Black Barenia leather (24/22mm) + Black Nylon fabric (24mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 28'500 (excluding VAT)

FUNCTIONS

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Runner (90 Seconds)
  • Oil Temperature

MOVEMENT

  • Patented ROCS 5 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - module driven by the minute axle of a customised 2824/2 base calibre         
  • Caseback winding and time setting with RCLS – Ressence Compression Lock System
  • Magnetic Transmission
  • Compensating Bellow System
  • Self-winding
  • 36 hours power reserve
  • 28,800 vibrations per hour
  • 41 jewels
  • 25 gears

DIAL

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

CASE

  • Grade 5 Titanium with black DLC coating
  • Two separate sealed chambers with the upper one filled with 37.5 ml of oil
  • Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with both sides anti-reflective coating
  • Uni-directional bezel
  • 46mm (diameter) x 15.5mm (thickness)
  • 10 ATM water-resistance

BUCKLE & STRAP

  • Ardillon Buckle
  • Black Barenia leather (24/22mm) + Black Nylon fabric (24mm)

Suggested Retail Price

  • CHF 28'500 (excluding VAT)