The horological world welcomes a refreshing twist from Ressence with the Autumn launch of its TYPE 1° M, a vibrant addition to the TYPE 1 Round collection. This timepiece is more than just a functional accessory; it’s a polychromatic marvel that promises to infuse each day with a burst of energy.
A Canvas of Time Painted with Colors
Ressence, known for its sleek and innovative designs, has embraced a graphic playfulness with the TYPE 1° M. The watch features a light grey dial, which serves as a canvas for the contrasting, yet complementary, strokes of red, blue, yellow, and green.
These colours adorn the Hour, Minute, Second, and Weekday discs, bringing a soft yet essential hue to the design and a multicoloured magic to the wearer’s wrist.
The primary colours blend harmoniously with the rounded and tactile design of the case. This synergy between form, colour, and material not only establishes a harmonious connection but also elevates the visual experience, making the TYPE 1° M a piece of art as much as it is a timekeeper.
A Functional Color Palette: The Vision of Benoît Mintiens
Benoît Mintiens, the Founder of Ressence, has long envisioned integrating a colourful timepiece into the core collection.
With the TYPE 1° M, this vision comes to fruition. “With the TYPE 1° Round Multicolour, we further pursue our exploration in the realm of colours,” Mintiens notes. He emphasizes the functional colour palette, combining soft hues to create not just a visually pleasing timepiece but also a practical one. This new piece is set to make a strong and distinctive impression.
Refined Dial Design and Innovative Features
The TYPE 1° M is distinguished by its refined dial design. The numbers and indexes on the dial feature white paint, while the hands are grey with coloured tips. All engraved indications are filled with 100% grade A Super-LumiNova®, ensuring visibility in low-light conditions.
The watch also boasts the cutting-edge ROCS 1.3 (Ressence Orbital Convex System) module, a hallmark of Ressence’s innovative approach to time display. This system is driven by the minute axle of a customized 2892 base calibre and features revolving discs that display time in a unique bi-dimensional layout.
In line with Ressence’s commitment to intuitive design, setting the time on TYPE 1° M is as straightforward as moving the hands on an old wall clock. This process simultaneously winds the timepiece. The absence of a crown adds to the comfort, making the watch suitable for both left and right-wrist wear.
Availability and Pricing
The Ressence TYPE 1° M is a testament to the brand’s ongoing innovation and its ability to blend functionality with aesthetic appeal. It retails for SGD 28,500 with tax.