Saturday, January 14, 2017

RESSENCE TYPE 12 "Squared"

Founded by industrial designer Benoît Mintiens, the award winning luxury watch brand RESSENCE is presenting TYPE 12 "Squared", a cushion shaped classic dress watch featuring the in-house developed ROCS complication.

Less "dematerialised" than the other models in the collection, the TYPE 12 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 12 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 12 is not made of Grade 5 Titanium. Its case is in polished stainless steel, with a satin finish back. This case is thinner, due to the absence of the sapphire case back 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 12 is available in 4 dial versions: Silver, Ruthenium, Night Blue and Champagne. It is produced in an unlimited but numbered edition.

Technical details
Functions
Hours, Minutes & Seconds
Week Days

Movement
Patented ROCS 1 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - driven by the minute axle of a specially customised 2824/2 calibre
Caseback winding and time setting via lever
Self-winding
36 hours power reserve
28,800 vibrations per hour
40 jewels
27 gears

Dial
Convex german silver dial (125mm radius) with 3 eccentric biaxial satellites inclined at 3° (hours) and 4.75° (seconds and week days)
Engraved indications filled with Superluminova

Case
316L Stainless Steel
Domed sapphire crystal with both sides anti-reflective coating
41 mm (diameter) x 11,5 mm (thickness)
1 ATM water-resistance

Buckle & Strap
Ardillon Buckle
Strap (20/20mm)

Total Components
212

Price
TYPE 12S, R, N, CH: 17.500 EUR (20% VAT included)

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