Ressence - The Beauty in Everything: Single Owner Online Auction Hong Kong Tuesday, November 29, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Ressence
    Year: Circa 2022
    Case No: 06
    Model Name: Type 1 Slim X, Green
    Material: Grade 5 Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. ROCS 1.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Grade 5 titanium Ressence pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by warranty stamped DKSH MES Japan dated 20th May 2022, instructions manual, product literature, hang tag, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    I love Ressence and the Type 1 Slim wears the best for me. The Armoury's neighbour in Hong Kong was for many years a Ressence dealer and through their shop window, I watched Ressence's range develop and grow. I love their precise, colourful dial designs mixed with their organic, soft case shapes. Of their releases, this olive 10th anniversary edition is one of my all time favourites. - Mark Cho

    To the new owners of the watches in the sale: The Armoury will custom-make the winner one of The Armoury’s signature garments as a gift. For further details please visit the link below.

    More Details:

    - One of only 40 pieces made, the present limited edition Ressence Type 1 Slim X is part of a collection of four models made in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Benoît Mintiens' disruptive 'hands free' concept.

    - The 2020 design is driven by functionality. It begins with the Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), the in-house developed horological unit, which features discs that continually orbit around one another. On the Type 1 Slim X, when the watch indicates midnight or midday, the dark olive-green dial is equally divided into two separate finishes; matte on one half and circular on the other half. In a playful way, the different finishes reinterpret the colour as the light hits the surface. On the minute and the hour discs, the two finishes are a graphical extension of the hands. Once in motion, magic takes on new meaning, allowing its wearer to observe the passage of time, designed as a modern and wearable interpretation of an hourglass.

    - The watch is also organic in its form, with tactile curves and domed sapphire glass extending to the very edge of the case, making the watch more sapphire than metal. Cleverly designed with no crown, the winding and setting mechanism being the case-back itself, offers better ergonomics and accommodates both left and right handed collectors.

    - The present example, numbered 6 of 40 pieces, features a striking brushed olive dial and is complete with the original 3D printed spherical box, certificate and outer packaging.


A fine and unusual limited edition grade 5 titanium wristwatch with orbiting hour, day of the week, AM/PM display, Certificate of Origin and presentation box, numbered 6 of a limited edition of 40 pieces, made in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of Ressence

Circa 2022
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$176,400

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