Behind the clean design of the Type 1 ZZ lies a ten-year friendship between Benoît Mintiens, founder of Ressence, and the iconoclastic Paris watch retailer, Laurent Picciotto.
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Ressence continues to challenge the status quo of mechanical watchmaking with the Type 5N, considered to be the only mechanical watch that is perfectly readable underwater.
The Geneva fair may have closed its doors, the fabulous new watches on show are still fresh in our minds. From the most complicated to the most robust, from the most poetic to the most vintage, FHH Journal's contributors share their favourites.
"Unit 1 calling Unit 2. Rubidium atoms detected, vicinity of the Urwerk AMC. Approaching the zone, over." "Unit 2 to Unit 1, confirm intentions. Investigating solar energy theft at Ressence, Type 2, over."
For the fourth consecutive year, Carré des Horlogers welcomed a panel of brands representing "new watchmaking", the majority of which are intent on shaking up old habits and traditions.
Two schools have emerged in Fine Watchmaking in recent years, one traditional and one unconventional. In 2019, it would appear that the second category has the upper hand. Take the example of these complicated timepieces, all making their debut at SIHH and all characteristic of a new way of thinking.
Now that the excitement of January's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie has died down, now that we've had time to soak up the year's new styles, here's our choice of the ten most inspirational and desirable of them all. Take your pick!