TYPE 1

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TIME DISPLAYED

Spherical discs displaying hours, minutes, seconds and days revolve under the domed sapphire crystal. The indications discs continually revolve, as does the whole dial itself. The face of the watch is constantly changing in the same way that a human face is transformed by each passing emotion.

The dial and indications are curved (radius 125mm). All the dial components are milled out of Maillechort. The indications, engraved in the discs are filled with grade A Super-Luminova® and glow green in the dark. The display system has been invented developed and patented by Ressence and comprises 18 gears and 28 jewels (out of 56 jewels in total), three offset bi-axial satellites. By virtue of the convex curve of the dial, the angle of the satellite indications is approximately 3° for the hours and 4.75° for the seconds.
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DIFFERENT FINISHES

The Ressence TYPE 1 is available in 5 different finishes.

TYPE 1B: ( B for Black ) has a matt black dial with Super Luminova® grade A graphs that glow green in the dark.
TYPE 1W: ( W for White ) has a matt white dial ( sandblasted silver ) with dark grey Super Luminova® graphs.
TYPE 1Ch: ( Ch for Champagne ) has a metallic sandblasted champagne colored dial. The index rings are in rhodium and soft polished. The graphs are white and black all in Super Luminova® grade A.
TYPE 1R: ( R for Ruthenium ) has a metallic sunray dark grey dial with white Super Luminova® grade A graphs that glow green in the dark. Introduction summer 2014
TYPE 1G: ( G for Guilloché ) has a silver metallic dial with a classic three dimensional guilloche finish with blued hands. Introduction summer 2014

Bracelets are suggested and may vary.

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NO HANDS, NO CROWN

Ressence design is characterised by purity and minimalism. This quest for pared-down design includes the process of dematerialising the timepiece; a process illustrated by the elimination of traditional hands and by the curved dial. And by removing the crown, the TYPE 1 is addressing the quest for simplicity. The sapphire case back fulfills the functions of the crown. The Type 1 is wound up by turning the case back. Turning the back case in both directions sets the time.

Behind the simplified setup/winding system lies the logical principal that one only needs to set the watch when it is stopped. By setting the watch you will wind it. Once set, the automatic winding rotor will take over to complete the winding while wearing the watch.

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FUNCTIONS

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ONE TYPE, THREE EXPRESSIONS

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

FUNCTIONS: Patented non-overlapping hours, minutes, seconds and day of the week indications.
Single surface rotating disks replacing traditional hands.
Crown-free winding and time setting.
INDICATIONS: Convex dial and display disks Radius of convex surface: 125mm
Indications engraved and filled with white Super-LumiNova, glowing green in the dark.
CASE: Sapphire crystal and Grade 5 titanium
Case and lugs machined from one titanium block
DIMENSIONS: 42mm diameter x 13mm at highest point in the centre
CRYSTALS: Domed sapphire crystals top and bottom with anti-reflective coating on both sides.
MODULE: Patented system invented and developed by Ressence.
Independent module comprising 18 gears and 28 jewels
Curved nickel silver dial integrating three eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° and 4,75°
MOVEMENT: Automatic winding mechanical movement
Patented crownless winding and time setting mechanism
Power reserve: 38 hours
Balance frequency: 4 Hz/28,800 vph
No. of components: Total: 208 components; module alone: 107 components.
WEIGHT: 75 grams.
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