Ressence - INTERSECT: Online Auction Hong Kong Wednesday, September 21, 2022 | Phillips

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    • Circa 2017

    • 41mm diameter

    • Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

  • Manufacturer: Ressence
    Year: Circa 2017
    Case No: 46
    Model Name: TYPE 1²N "Night Blue"
    Material: Grade 5 Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. ROCS 1.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Grade 5 Titanium Ressence deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Ressence warranty card stamped The Lavish Attic dated 31st July 2017, USB, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Based in Antwerp, Ressence is an up-and-coming Belgian watch manufacturer, founded in 2010 by Benoît Mintiens. While the brand’s watches are designed and engineered in their headquarters, their creations are in fact assembled in Switzerland, offering an impeccable pairing between Belgian innovation and traditional Swiss watchmaking.

    Offered for the first time in 2017, the Type 1 Squared introduces an alternative take on Ressence’s iconic display of time. Still adhering to its minimalist design codes with distinct orbital discs, the entire package is evidently less curvaceous than its bubble-shaped predecessors. The present model is fitted in a smooth squared case that is extra slim, finished with carefully honed edges, in favour of a domed crystal and its similar-shaped caseback.

    Measuring at 41mm in diameter and 11.5mm in thickness, this is the slimmest and smallest Ressence model produced yet. The contours case have been handled with extreme finesse, resulting in a sense of elusive elegance. The integrated lugs are also perfectly proportioned, so that they do not interrupt the already complex geometry of its cushion-shaped case.

    A new winding and setting system is introduced with the Type 1 Squared, featuring a turning key that folds seamlessly into the caseback when not in use. This mechanism is beautifully designed and feels organically natural as it turns simultaneously with the Ressence Orbital Convex System. Steering away from the traditional moving-hand dial, the hours, minutes, seconds and days of the week with AM/PM indication are displayed in four independent subdials, an ingenious configuration that enjoys much recognition among collectors and their peers.

    Boasting a “Night Blue” dial, the present example is offered in excellent overall condition with its original accessories.


A very unusual and rare titanium wristwatch with orbiting hour, day of the week, day and night indication, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2017
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$107,100

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