Ressence - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Fall 2023 Hong Kong Thursday, September 21, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Ressence
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: Type 1.3
    Case No: 057
    Model Name: Type 1 Slim
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. ROCS 1.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Ostrich
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Ressence pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ressence warranty card stamped Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, Dubai dated 17th January 2021, instruction manual, 3D printed spherical presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Harkening back to the primordial days of sun dials, visionary young brand Ressence is reinventing our notion of timekeeping. Debuting at Baselworld 2010 with three radical prototypes, Ressence made waves by eschewing hands altogether. A year later, their limited Series Zero was met with fanfare from independent watch aficionados. With its futuristic design and ingenious mechanics, the Ressence Type 1.3 represents a revolutionary new direction in watchmaking.

    - At first glimpse, the dial appears devoid of moving hands (just a small printed hand indicating 12 o’clock as a cheeky nod to the “beyond hands policy”). This ingenious horological wonder upends conventions through design innovation. The dial rotates via Ressence's patented Orbital Convex System, with four subdials displaying hours, minutes, seconds and day. The day indicator also denotes AM/PM.

    - Crowning the titanium case is equally ingenious - by rotating the caseback, one can set the time and wind this mechanical marvel. The present Type 1 Slim in off-white dial is presented in pristine condition and further accompanied by all its accessories. With its radical vision of timekeeping unbound by tradition, Ressence proves the future has no hands but many possibilities.


Ref. Type 1.3
An unusual and avant-garde titanium wristwatch with small seconds, orbiting hour, day of the week, AM/PM display, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2021
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for HK$120,650

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Fall 2023

21-28 September 2023