Ressence - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Ressence
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: Type 1s
    Case No: 119; Production Batch No. 1.3
    Model Name: Type 1 Slim “Night Blue”
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. ROCS 1.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by original Ressence warranty card dated July 14th 2021, 3D printed spherical presentation box, and fitted cork and cardboard outer box.

  • 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. Arguably, the first “timepiece” – the sun dial – had no hands either.

    The history of the Belgian brand, Ressence, started at Baselworld in 2010 where three functional Swiss-made prototypes were presented. One year later, a limited edition of 50 pieces of the Series Zero was offered with great fanfare - 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 (just a small printed hand indicating 12 o’clock as a cheeky nod to the “beyond hands policy”), but this horological wonder is a pure marvel of design that shakes traditional watchmaking codes. Instead of having a dial over which hands would rotate, it is the entire structure of the guilloche dial - a rare feat on a convex surface – that moves with 4 independent subdials to display hours, minutes, seconds and day of the week. The position of the hand on the day display will also indicate AM/PM. It’s a fascinating timekeeping 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 sandblasted titanium caseback it is possible to set time and wind the watch.

    Complete with its original accessories, the present Type 1s, featuring no lugs for the most discrete wrist presence, was sold in 2021 with the “night blue” metallic navy dial. It is presented in close to new condition, from the collection of the original owner.

    Consigned by the Original Owner


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. Type 1s
An unusual and avant-garde titanium wristwatch with orbiting hour, day of the week, AM/PM display, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2021
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, and movement signed.

$8,000 - 16,000 

Sold for $18,900

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022