Type 1 Squared: the dress watch according to Ressence.
Less “dematerialized” than the other models in the collection, the Type 1 Squared subtly reintroduces a few classic watch codes for a more assertive wrist presence. Thinner and slightly smaller than the other Ressence watches, this new dress watch plays the mix with proposals of exclusive straps for both men and women.
While remaining faithful to the DNA of Ressence, the Type 1 Squared differs distinctly from the rest of the collection both in its design and in its material. Borne from the intersection of 6 spheres, it has a cushion shape case. It is also distinguished by its integrated lugs and an interchangeable bracelet system inherited from the Type 3.
Unlike the other Ressence watches, the Type 1 Squared is not made of titanium. Its case is in polished stainless steel, with a satin finish back. This case is thinner, due to the absence of the sapphire caseback acting as a crown. Instead, there is a small retractable lever, the handling of which adds a new visual and physical effect. When setting the time, the rotation of the lever corresponds exactly to the movement of the discs on the dial in a ratio of 1 to 1. An up-to-date reminder of the key once used to wind clocks, watches and mechanical toys.
Finally, the in-house complication ROCS 1 has been updated with a user-friendly quick day setting. This technical evolution is also available on the original Type 1 models. The Ressence Type 1 Squared is available in four dial versions: black, silver, night blue and white. It is produced in an unlimited but numbered edition.
As a reminder, Ressence’s patented ROCS (Ressence Orbital Convex System invention first appeared in 2011 on the Zero Series. Fully designed and developed in-house, this unique horological complication is composed of co-planar discs and rings of different sizes, curved to match the bend of the glass that covers them. As a result, the discs create a flush dial. In addition, they serve as a platina and bridges to the watch mechanism with a large number of components – 107 components for the basic version (ROCS 1).
Each time indication of a Ressence watch is generated by the ROCS from a single piece of information provided by the automatic base movement: the minute.
Ressence founder Benoît Mintiens says: “With the ROCS, time-information is displayed on a single surface, both eyes see a same image (like words on a sheet of paper), while on a traditional watch, where the hands and dial are superposed, the projected image is different for each of the two eyes because of its 3D nature. The choice to focus on the minute disc is also dictated by a concern for legibility. In most cases, this is the information you first look for when checking your watch. Every minute that passes, you observe a different dial.