Type 1S | Titanium

ROCS Display

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Type 1S | Titanium

ROCS Display

Regular price £12,000 GBP USD EUR Enquire
A combination of the words renaissance and essentiel, Ressence is a young, independent brand with a unique approach to contemporary watchmaking. Their motto “Built on the expertise of yesterday, crafted with today’s technology, our watches are designed for tomorrow” - very much speaks to this, innovative identity. Founded by the Belgian industrial designer, M. Benoît Mintiens in 2010, all of the brand’s watches carry ever-changing regulator dials, in which the sub-dials and main-disc continually orbit one another.

First debuted at Baselworld 2014, the Type 1 followed on from the Type 3, as a reinvention of the original Type 1001, with a new crown-less winding system and thinner case. In comparison to the Type 1001 with its large crown and thick case size, and the Type 3 with its innovative oil-filled dial, the Type 1 expresses perhaps the most minimalist vision of the brand.

The ’S’ in ‘Type 1S’ refers to the brushed silver dial, which gives the watch a luxurious feel. The orbital display shows hours and minutes on convex discs, as well as the day of the week (with weekends shown). The embedded indicators are blackened for contrast.

With two highly-domed, sapphire crystals covering both sides of the watch, the Type 1 has an almost pebble-like appearance, clearly influenced by current industrial design trends. The polished, grade 5 titanium case measures 42 mm, yet wears smaller than expected, due to the absence of the external case seen in traditional watchmaking. The watch also goes without a crown, with the wearer instead interacting with the domed, sapphire case-back to wind the movement and set the time.

The watch is split into two modules; a lower-half comprised of a customised self-winding ETA 2824/2 ébauche, and a display module, or ROCS (Ressence Orbital Convex System). Composed of 107 parts, 27 gears and 40 jewels, the gears in the ROCS calculates the hours, seconds and day, taking only the minute as a reference from the movement. In the Type 1, there's a mechanical link between the movement and the ROCS display.

This Type 1S remains in excellent condition and comes with it's original box, papers, product literature and a grey Ressence strap.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment only.
Brand: Ressence
Model: Type 1S
Movement: automatic ETA 2824/2 base with modified with in-house ROCS display module
Functions: day, hours, minutes, seconds
Features: brushed silver dial, regulator display, winding case back
Case: 42 mm x 11.5 mm grade 5 titanium
Crystal: domed sapphire front and back
Bracelet: Ressence strap and original deployant titanium buckle
Year: 2015
Box & papers: box, papers, product literature, purchase receipt
This Ressence Type 1S is in excellent condition was purchased via London retailer Marcus, in 2015. It comes with it's original box, papers, product literature and purchase receipt from MarcusIt is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

Please note, that prices are quoted gross of VAT (unless expressly stated otherwise) and that preowned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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