You’ll find the battered shell of a human in the Palace at Baselworld, a guy that is not a natural salesmen. Techinical genius Benôit Mintiens has to explain his low tech looking, high tech module watches to the crowds of buyers, blog geeks and watch lovers. He looks beat up and exhausted, yet has to muster one more round of explanations.
That is how we found Ressence a couple years back. Coming across his new press-release and great looking new pictures, we have to put him through it again. Sorry, Benôit. The watches are beyond written word and now with the added color, so we’ll get the scoop in Basel and report back soon.
Ressence Type 3 Specs:
FUNCTIONS: Date, Days, Hours, Minutes, Seconds ( 360’’ )
ARCHITECTURE: Sandwich construction with titanium membrane between movement and fluid-filled indication module.
SYSTEM: Information transmitted from movement to indications by micro-magnetic fields.
CASE: Sapphire crystal and grade 5 titanium
DIMENSIONS: 44mm x 15mm
CRYSTALS: Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with anti-reflective coating on both sides
INDICATIONS: Convex dial and indications (radius: 125mm) in grade 5 titanium with black DLC. Indications engraved and filled with white, grey and orange Super-LumiNova, glowing green and orange in the dark. MODULE: Patented system invented and developed by Ressence. Independent module comprising 28 gears and 57 jewels Grade 5 titanium plate integrating three eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° and 4,75° with a date ring around the circumference. Shock absorber system. The module and indications are completely immersed in fluid. A thermal valve compensates for expansion/contraction of the fluid
MOVEMENT: Automatic winding movement, 25 jewels Power reserve 36 hours, Balance frequency 28.800 A/h Visible ring-shape winding rotor
COMPONANTS: Total of 407 components
WEIGHT: 175 grams