Ressence - RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020 Geneva Sunday, November 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Ressence
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: Type1.1G
    Case No: 024
    Model Name: Type One
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, ROCS 1.2, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Ressence deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ressence warranty card, certificate of origin, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is always refreshing when a young brand arrives on the market with new innovative ideas that can change 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 50 pieces 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 (discretely guilloché - a rare feat on a convex surface) 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. Ingeniously, by rotating the sapphire caseback it is possible to set time and wind the watch.

    The Type 1.1G was made in only 34 pieces, making it even more collectible and desirable.


Ref. Type1.1G
A very unusual stainless steel limited edition wristwatch with orbiting hour, day of the week, AM/PM display, box and certificate of origin

42 mm. diameter
Dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF6,500 - 10,000 

Sold for CHF20,160

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724


Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020