Ressence, after getting used to oil-filled dials over the last few years, now presents the Type 8C with a non-oil-filled dial and an “entry-level price”.
The new Ressence Type 8C stands out at first sight for being the simplest, where the usual “extra” complications no longer have space in the new cobalt blue dial.
Keeping its signature, the ROCS (Ressence Orbital Convex System), which, in a very simplistic way, provides the reading of the time through several discs that rotate around the dial, and which, in the specific case of the Type 8C, turns the larger diameter disc, where the minute hand lives, around the dial, “dragging” with it a smaller diameter disc that works as the hours sub-dial.
The new Ressence watch and sixth in the lineage of the Belgian brand, is based on a tapered case with a sandwich-style construction, in Grade 5 titanium and 42.9mm diameter, with a polished and satin-brushed finish and which weighs just 42 grams including the strap, hide lugs or as the brand calls it with a “skirt” and no crown in sight, another of its novelties, which is now integrated into the case back.
The cobalt blue dial, in addition to aggregating the two discs that work through the patented ROCS system, includes the Ressence logo at 12 o’clock in the hour sub-dial, hands and the hours and minutes markers all in white filled with Super-LumiNova that in the dark it glows blue.
Inside operates the automatic movement based on the ETA Caliber 2892-2 that offers up to 36 hours of power reserve.
The watch will be available from March 30 at the brand’s official retailers at a price of CHF 12,500 (excluding taxes).
The new Type 8C for many is far from an entry-level, CHF 12,500 (excluding taxes) is a lot of money, however, if we take into account previous models the price is clearly friendlier, it is clear that with it many of the complications were sacrificed, but the watch does not fail to distinguish itself from its peers, housing ROCS technology and translating its value.
While the 42.8mm snare may “scare” some audience with more modest wrists, the fact that it comes with hiding lugs shatters part of that myth, making it fit on smaller wrists and that’s a smart move of the brand.
Finally, a reference to the cobalt blue dial, which breaks with the monochromatic black dials of the rest of the collection and which is undoubtedly other of the positive points that we have to point out.
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Model: Type 8C
Dial: Cobalt blue
Case Material: Grade 5 titanium
Case Dimensions: 42.9 mm Diameter, 11 thickness
Water Resistance: 10 meters
Strap: Blue leather strap with Grade 5 titanium buckle
Calibre: ROCS8 (based on ETA Caliber 2892-2)
Functions: Hours, minutes
Frequency: 28,800 Vph
Power Reserve: 36 Hours
Price: CHF 12,500 (excluding taxes)
Limited Edition: No