Ressence Reinvents Its Own Wheel in the New TYPE 1° Round

New Watch! • 22 Mar 2023

Ressence Reinvents Its Own Wheel in the New TYPE 1° Round

The new TYPE 1° Round perpetuates Ressence’s minimalistic incarnation of time. Featuring revolving discs that display time in a bi-dimensional format with truly ergonomic design.


Titanium case watch with blue dial and no crown
The new Ressence TYPE 1° Round in Night Blue


Re-inventing 21st Century fine watchmaking requires re-thinking when it comes to the relationship one has with watches. A watch has an obvious functional role to play in our lives. But beyond that, it is emotional.

The latest instalment in Ressence’s Type 1 collection is the TYPE 1° Round, featuring a strikingly smooth design. Ressence takes the iconic pebble design of the TYPE 3, blending it with the sleek design of the TYPE 1 and the distinct ROCS 1 module. The result: a watch with a satisfyingly tactile quality, merging seamlessly with any wrist and style, ready to be a daily companion.


The new Ressence Type 1 Round Night Blue on a man's wrist

“The new TYPE 1° Round is the latest iteration of our relentless research into essential, meaningful design.” said Benoît Mintiens, Founder of Ressence. “This new watch feels in tune with Ressence’s design philosophy. Better design is less design, function must prevail.”

Read more: Benoît Mintiens on Design

Details matter

Beyond these case design improvements, the TYPE 1° Round introduces new details that make a big difference. The new Night Blue is dark and vivid, adding more depth to the visceral experience of time provided by the TYPE 1° Round. The sunrayed silver metallic discs emphasize the movement of the dial by provoking mesmerizing reflexions as time goes by.

Close up of a sunray blue dial with lumed hands
Close-up of the sunray blue dial and luminescent indicators on the new Ressence The new Ressence TYPE 1° Round in Night Blue


Beyond its new colour, the TYPE 1° Round dial has been graphically simplified with indexes every 10 minutes and a weekday dial that subtly unites the 2 non-working days of the week with a touch of colour. The Second and Weekday hands are larger for improved legibility. The engraved indications are filled with grade A Super-LumiNova® ensuring readability in all light conditions.


Case back with engravings
The engraved case back makes setting and winding the TYPE 1° Round a walk in the park


As with all Ressence watches, there is no crown. Instead, time-setting and watch-winding happen by rotating the case back. The self-winding ROCS 1.3 movement has a power reserve of 36 hours and housed in a 42.7mm titanium case with domed anti-reflective sapphire case top.

Discover the Ressence TYPE 1° Round at L’Atelier by The Hour Glass today.

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