In 2014 we saw the birth of the curious Type 1 watch from the Belgian watchmaker Ressence which, in addition to its unique dial with moving discs, came with a case without a visible crown, and it was at the beginning of this year that the Type 1º Round appeared.
The Type 1º Round, which many will have difficulty distinguishing from the original model due to its clear similarities, in short, appears thinner and flatter on the outside and with a cleaner dial.
Moving immediately to the recent ‘Round M’ it comes with a multicoloured dial hence the origin of the ‘M’ in its name. And if many in the past may have been bored with some monotony of colours in the Ressence Type 1, then we have good news, as the new Ressence presents a varied colour palette, with the rings surrounding the minute indicators painted blue, the hour indicators green, seconds in yellow and weekdays in red. The background is faded grey tones accompanied by the darker grey tone of the hands of each of the discs, all of them with coloured tips in different shades, white accents that extend across each of the four discs, and all filled with Grade A Super-LumiNova.
The watch comes dressed in a Grade 5 titanium case measuring 42.70mm in diameter and 11mm thick, which comes with a polished finish, wire lugs, double domed sapphire crystal, solid rear case with crown which, in addition to setting the time, also allows winding it despite its automatic movement and splash resistance of just 10m.
Inside it operates the ROCS 1.3 module, which is based on the modified ETA 2892, with 212 components, reaching 28,800 Vph and offering a day and a half of power reserve.
The new Ressence Type 1st Round M comes attached to a light grey rubber strap and is priced at CHF 16,800.
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Model: Type 1º
Reference: Round M
Case Material: Grade 5 titanium
Case Dimensions: 42.70 mm Diameter, 11 Thickness
Crystal: Sapphire glass
Case Back: Grade 5 titanium
Lume: Super-LumiNova Grade A
Water Resistance: Splash (10 meters)
Strap: Grey rubber strap
Calibre: ROCS 1.3
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day of week
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 Vph)
Power Reserve: 36 Hours
Price: CHF 16,800
Limited Edition: No