Ressence Type 3N

Designer Benoit Mintiens’s concept for a handless time display—one of the fundamental tenets of his Ressence watch brand—took a quantum leap when he enclosed the display in an oil filled capsule. The seamless interface between the oil, the crystal and the display gave his new Type 3 watch its characteristic dimensional look that seems to bend with the curves of the crystal. It was also revolutionary, because fluid is anathema to watchmaking, forcing Mintiens to devise a magnetic coupling between the display capsule and the conventional movement underneath. Today, Ressence offers options to the model’s original black, including the handsome navy blue tones of its Type 3N.

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