This watch represents one of the truly unique editions done for the Hodinkee team! This has already become rare and desirable to the collector community and seldom available outside the auction environment.
A German silver dial is skeletonized over a brushed stainless steel case. Only twenty pieces exist where the ROCS system, pioneered by Ressence, is on display. The nested orbital disks tell time in a new way and result in the crown-less watches of their design.
The markings are filled with Superluminova that glows green and makes the watch look even more futuristic. The arched lugs give a certain flow to the case that is also nicely fitting the wrist and the combination of sandblasted, brushed and polished surfaces makes this the brands best effort to date. No liquid suspension or other troublesome elements are used in this Type 1 watch, so the user may be secure in knowing it will work for ages.
Case: brushed stainlesss steel, 41.5 diameter, 12mm thick
Dial: German silver, skeleton
Crystal: domed sapphire
Movement: ROCS1, customized 2824/2. 40 jewels.
Strap: cognac calfskin.
Includes: 3d printed box by Hodinkee, strap, papers, certificate.
Condition: Very Good.
Ressence was founded in 2010 by Benoît Mintiens, who is an industrial designer not a watchmaker. Prior to starting Ressence, he had worked on things as varied as aircraft cabins, medical devices, leather goods, hunting guns, and even high-speed trains. As you might expect from an industrial designer, the watches are designed around a great user experience, and that is reflected in their appeal.
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