Ressence - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Ressence
    Year: 2018
    Reference No: TYPE 1²
    Case No: 34
    Model Name: TYPE 1² CronotempVs 6.2 by RESSENCE
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, ROCS 1.2, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ressence warranty card, limited edition certificate, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Ressence is definitely a brand that has modified our perception of the way time should be read.

    The history of the Belgian brand started at Baselworld in 2010 where three functional Swiss made prototypes were presented and a year later, a limited edition of the Series Zero was offered rapidly making the brand a favorite amongst aficionados of independent horology.

    At first glance it seems that there are no moving hands on the dial but this horological wonder 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 day of the week (the two lighter grooves indicate the week end) the position of the hand on the day displays will also indicate AM/PM, a system the brand calls the Ressence Orbital Convex System.

    One will notice as well that there is no visible crown on the watch, either on the case side or back. A small retractable lever placed in the back enables time setting and winding of the watch.

    The present CronotempVs 6.2 by RESSENCE is a limited edition made for CronotempVs a private collectors club. The main difference with a regular TYPE 1² is the larger case (43mm vs 41mm) and the mat blue dial.


Ref. TYPE 1²
A very unusual stainless steel limited edition wristwatch with orbiting hour, day of the week, AM/PM display, box and warranty

43mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF6,000 - 10,000 

Sold for CHF35,280

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

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