As an unapologetic admirer of everything watchmaker Ressence does in distinguishing itself within the horological realm (their TYPE 3 model was one of our holiday gift picks), I came to an abrupt pause while doom scrolling when I happened upon the brand’s post announcing a new TYPE 1° Round M – a wristwatch inspired by the “graphic arts.”
The titanium case timepiece is realized in a quartet of polychromatic contrasting rings of red, blue, yellow, and green that almost seems digitally projected. A close up inspection reveals the orbiting dial design with minute details of an object more akin to a paper art print rather than a device of mechanical nature.
The 5 minute video below illustrates how the watch operates and how to tell time using it:
The TYPE 1° Round’s playful design maximizes the brand’s signature water drop, sealed oil and air chamber into a highly legible display with a degree of simplicity bordering on the abstract.
This watch embodies the principle of a functional colour palette, combining soft hues to create a visually pleasing and practical timepiece. With this new piece owners are sure to make a strong and distinctive impression.
– Benoît Mintiens, Ressence Founder
The CHF 16,800.00 price tag converts to just past the hour of $19,000 USD, meaning only the most well-heeled creative directors out there will be able to fathom becoming the owner of Ressence’s canvas of color, the TYPE 1° Round M.