Ressence - The Geneva Watch Auction: XI Geneva Sunday, June 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Ressence
    Year: 2012
    Reference No: 1001/1101
    Case No: 023/150
    Model Name: Type 1001 Series One
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, modified cal. 2824, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ressence presentation box, original booklet with Certificate of Purchase, Certificate of Origin, an extra pin buckle and an extra Ressence deployant clasp

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fruit of the creative mind of industrial designer Benoit Minitiens, Ressence offers a fresh and innovative way of reading time.

    The history of the Belgian brand started at Baselworld in 2010 where three functional Swiss made prototypes were presented. A year later, a limited edition of 50 pieces of the Series Zero was offered and in 2012, based on the success of this first limited edition, Ressence introduced the Series One, a 150 pieces limited edition.

    The present watch is the number 23 of the Series One. This stainless steel horological UFO is a pure marvel of design that shakes the traditional watchmaking codes. Instead of having a dial on which hands would rotate, it is the entire structure of the dial that moves with 4 independent subdials to display hours, minutes, seconds and AM/PM. Another distinctive feature of the very early references is the presence of a crown on the side of the case, which would disappear in later generations.

    Whilst many independent watchmakers explore alternative ways of reading time, Ressence is considered by many collectors to have one of the most innovative yet legible displays.

    Presented in excellent condition and accompanied by its box, original documentation and two extra clasps, the present watch would be a great addition to any watch collection.


Ref. 1001/1101
A very unusual stainless steel wristwatch with orbiting hour, AM/PM display, frisbee, box, certificate of origin, extra pin buckle and extra deployant clasp

42mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF5,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF20,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020