Review of the Ressence Type 8 – New Entry-Level Price Point
Watch & Bullion29 March 2023 | 3 min read
The Type 8: A Bold, Minimal, and Sleek Timepiece for the Modern Age
As we move past the 21st century, the world of watches is also evolving, and Ressence has been at the forefront of this transformation from their Type 1 models to their innovative Ressence e-crown; the brand is constantly striving for innovation.
Today we will be checking out the Type 8 by Ressence. This watch embodies a modern, minimal, and alternative design that is visually appealing and functionally relevant.
A New Era in Watch Design
The Ressence Type 8 exudes a youthful, agile vibe that aligns with the brand’s core principles. As the sixth distinct family of watches from Ressence, the Type 8 stays true to the brand’s mission of modernizing traditional watchmaking.
The Hyper-Modern Case
Constructed entirely from grade five titanium, the Type 8 features an ultra-lightweight case with a sandwich-style, two-tone finish. Weighing a mere 42 grams with the strap, the watch showcases polished and satin finishing textures, creating a visually striking piece. The absence of visible lugs results in an integrated case volume, making the strap appear to grow seamlessly from the watch itself.
Stripped to its essence, the Type 8 indicates only hours and minutes. Its domed cobalt blue dial is devoid of text or numbers, with white baton markers providing optimal clarity. The revolutionary Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS) display enables the dial to comprise rotating discs set into the same plane, ensuring easy reading from any angle. Blue SuperLuminova enhances legibility in low-light conditions.
The Type 8 marks a new entry-level for Ressence, broadening its appeal to a larger audience. Released on March 30th, 2022 at Watches and Wonders the watch can be found through Ressence’s official retailer network.
The Type 8C boasts the patented ROCS 8 movement, driven by a customized and reinforced 2892/2 base calibre. This self-winding timepiece offers a 36-hour power reserve and operates at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The intricate mechanism consists of 20 gears, 31 jewels, and 4 ball bearings.
A matte cobalt blue grade 5 titanium convex dial runs on a jewel ball bearing, featuring eccentric satellites rolling on jewel ball bearings inclined at 9.75° for the hours. The engraved indications are filled with 100% Blue Superluminova grade A.
The case measures 42.9mm in diameter and 11mm in thickness, with polished/satinated Grade 5 titanium and a sandwich architecture. A domed sapphire crystal offers 1 ATM splash resistance. The crownless design allows manual winding over 12° and setup via the case-back, which rotates in both directions.
Completing the ensemble, a polished ardillon buckle in grade 5 titanium accompanies a blue leather strap, comprising 188 components and a weight of 42 grams, including the strap (33g ex-strap).
The Ressence Legacy
Founded in 2010, Ressence sought to enhance the mechanical watch’s functionality in the 21st-century context. By focusing on legibility and usability, Ressence introduced groundbreaking developments such as a unique dial with discs, oil-filled interiors, and a crown-replacing lever.
These innovations improved the relationship between the wearer and the mechanical watch, earning Ressence the respect of its fans and beyond.
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