Ressence, the renowned luxury watchmaker, has expanded its color palette with the introduction of a Sage Green dial to its iconic TYPE 8 timepiece. This new addition, with its soft and elegant hue, brings a sense of optimism and serenity to the lightweight all-titanium watch, further refining the sixth and latest watch type in the Ressence family collection, perfectly complementing the existing Cobalt Blue option.
Designed for ergonomic comfort, the TYPE 8 is a true expression of minimalist design. It focuses on the most essential indications – the hours and the minutes – and is priced as the entry-level range of the brand. The TYPE 8 with the Sage Green dial will be available in both finishes worldwide from early May 2023 through Ressence’s official retailers network.
Benoît Mintiens, the Founder of Ressence, describes the TYPE 8 as “the purest, most essential of all Ressence experiences” and emphasizes the watch’s maximized legibility with its reduced and minimalist dial. Mintiens further adds, “Colour is a part of our universal human language that reaches beyond time and culture. Colour triggers our emotions and affects how we experience the world around us. Awakening senses is key to Ressence, and colour certainly plays a part in this endeavour.”
The domed Sage Green dial of the TYPE 8 is graphically simplified to its essence, indicating only the hours and minutes with simple white baton markers that provide perfect clarity from any angle, thanks to the revolutionary Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS) display. The dial itself comprises rotating discs set into the same plane, with the hour and minute scales picked out in SuperLuminova® for low-light legibility.
In a departure from traditional central-mounted hands, the main dial, a domed piece of titanium, rotates to indicate the minutes, while a smaller dial within it rotates to mark the hours, creating an ever-changing yet intuitive at-a-glance display that is legible from any angle – a hallmark of Ressence’s unique design approach.
Weighing a mere 42 grams, the TYPE 8 is the lightest of all Ressence watches, and its sleek 42.9 mm case is crafted from feather-light grade five Titanium, making it incredibly comfortable to wear. Continuing Ressence’s commitment to ergonomic utility, the TYPE 8 features an ambidextrous design with no traditional crown on either side of the case to mark it as left- or right-handed. Instead, the titanium case back intuitively rotates to set the time and wind the mechanical movement, ensuring a comfortable experience on all wrists.
The TYPE 8 is powered by a Ressence custom-made, yet traditional, mechanical automatic movement based on a specially customized and reinforced ETA calibre 2892/2, offering a 36-hour power reserve. The rotating dial, known as the Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), is a patented mechanical innovation by Ressence that uses jewel ball bearings to ensure long-lasting and oil-free running. The TYPE 8 features the ROCS 8 module, exemplifying Ressence’s dedication to pioneering new frontiers in traditional mechanical watchmaking.
The Ressence TYPE 8 with its new Sage Green dial is a timepiece that embodies pure design and ergonomic comfort. With its minimalist aesthetic, lightweight titanium construction, and innovative display, it offers a unique and compelling experience for watch enthusiasts who appreciate the perfect fusion of form and function. The TYPE 8 continues to push the boundaries of traditional watchmaking, showcasing Ressence’s unwavering commitment to innovation.
TYPE 8S (Sage Green) Functions • Hours • Minutes Movement • Patented ROCS 8 - Ressence Orbital Convex System - driven by the minute axle of a customised and reinforced 2892/2 base calibre • Self-winding • 36 hours power reserve • 28,800 vibrations per hour • 20 gears • 31 jewels • 4 ball bearings Dial • Metallic Matt Sage Green or Cobalt Blue grade 5 titanium convex dial (75mm radius) running on a jewel ball bearing with eccentric satellites rolling on jewel ball-bearings inclined at 9,75° (hours) • Engraved indications filled with 100% SuperLuminova® grade A Case • 42,9 mm (diameter) x 11 mm (thickness) • Polished/satinated Grade 5 titanium • Sandwich architecture • Domed sapphire crystals • 1 ATM splash-resistance • Manual winding over 12° and set-up via case-back (crownless). Rotating two directions. Buckle & Strap • Polished Ardillon Buckle in grade 5 Titanium • Grey leather strap (20/20mm) Total Components • 188 Weight • 42 grams including strap (33 g ex-strap) Price • CHF12,500 (excluding taxes)