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Type 1W | Titanium

ROCS Display

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Type 1W | Titanium

ROCS Display

Regular price

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, 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 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.

The ’W’ in ‘Type 1W’ refers to the off-white colour of the dial and winding rotor, giving the watch an industrial feel. The orbital display shows hours and minutes on convex discs, as well as the day of the week (with weekends shown). All indicators are filled with generous quantities of Superluminova, for maximum low-light visibility.

With two highly-domed, sapphire crystals covering both sides of the watch, the Type 1 has an almost pebble-like appearance and is 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 traditional crown, increasing the organic feel; instead the user interacts with the domed, sapphire case-back to wind the movement and set the time.

This Type 1W remains in excellent condition and comes with its box, papers, product literature and Ressence strap. The watch is currently fitted to one of our nude nubuck Istanbul strap and tang buckle.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment only.

Brand: Ressence
Model: Type 1W
Movement: automatic ETA 2824/2 base, modified with in-house ROCS display module
Functions: day, hours, minutes, seconds
Features: regulator display, winding case back
Case: 42 mm x 11.5 mm grade 5 titanium
Crystal: domed sapphire front and back
Strap: Istanbul nubuck strap with secondary tan Ressence strap and original titanium deployant buckle
Lug/buckle width: 20/16 mm
Year: 2015
Box & papers: box, papers, warranty card, product literature
This Ressence Type 1W is in excellent condition was purchased in February 2015. It comes complete with its box, papers, warranty card and product literature. It 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. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

During a period of adjustment, we are unable to ship watches to the EU. We continue to offer express delivery to all other countries.

If ordering from the UK 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 pre-owned 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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