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Ressence turns 10 with the Type 1 Slim X
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Ressence turns 10 with the Type 1 Slim X

Tuesday, 15 September 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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Launched in 2010, Ressence set out to improve the function of the mechanical watch for the twenty-first century. Its next objective is to make the wearer more conscious of passing time, starting with the Type 1 Slim X which also marks the brand’s 10th anniversary.

Ressence continues to change the way and the why we experience watches by introducing the first piece of their X collection which marks the first 10 years of the brank. Visually Ressence created a dedicated symbol for the collection that is the fusion of an X, or ten in Latin, and an hourglass. It sits proudly on the hour disc of the Type 1 Slim X. Each of the four watches of the Collection X is limited to 40 pieces and shares the main dark olive-green colour. They are all devoted to a better use of time, graphically making us more aware of the time that is passing like an hourglass does.

Type 1 Slim X © Ressence
Type 1 Slim X © Ressence

Featuring the emblematic Ressence ever-changing dial, the Type 1 Slim X’s discs have been given a subtle, but focused handmade makeover. The new design is, as always with Ressence, driven by functionality. It all starts with the Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), the in-house developed (and patented) 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. At a glance, you can literally observe the passage of time. It is meant 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. The Type 1 Slim X is manually set via a lever on its case back. The watch has no crown, the winding and setting mechanism being the case-back itself, for better ergonomics and allowing a left-right fit.

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