Ressence Type 1 Squared X

Colours. A new time perspective.
As humans we seem to have forgotten how to read time without looking at a watch. Today we are taught to look at hands on a dial to indicate a point in time. But what if we could challenge that paradigm? What if being inspired by the position of the sun or feeling the daylight’s brightness was more effective?
Our thinking started a few years ago when Ressence was approached by Professor Christopher Harvey of the department of neuroscience at Harvard. At that time, Prof. Harvey was studying the way our brain makes sense of information displayed on a watch dial and how it understands time. He was studying the process that transforms a graphical representation of time into an orientation in the dimension of time.
One of his findings was that the way watches with hands represent time might not be the most efficient way to indicate multidimensional information in the glimpse of an eye. According to Prof. Harvey the unique and patented Ressence dial (ROCS) corresponds to a more natural way of representing information. Ressence was onto something.

Form Follows Nature.
The new patented system, a world premiere, is Ressence’s first attempt to make those conclusions a reality. It is not about representing time in the most precise way but rather in the most efficient way. Instead of focussing on precision, Ressence’s new complication is about the speed and ease of reading.
The Time by colour system on the Type 1 Squared X represents a moment in a day by a mix of colours.
The dedicated sub dial contains 48 coloured ceramic micro-balls (0,9mm of diameter) from 4 different colours (yellow, grey, blue and black) but only shows a maximum of 3 colours at once.
Each moment in time has a unique mix of colours. In the morning (starting at 6am), the yellow is dominating while in the evening (starting at 6pm) it is blue that prevails.

  • Reference
  • Type 1 Squared X
  • Case material
  • Titanium Grade 5
  • Case diameter
  • 41 mm
  • Case thickness
  • 11 mm
  • Caseback
  • Titanium grade 5
  • Water resistance
  • 1 ATM
  • Movement
  • ROCS 1 driven by the minute axle of a specially customised 2892/A caliber
  • Winding
  • Self-winding
  • Power reserve
  • 36 hours
  • Frequency
  • 28'800 a/h (4Hz)
  • Components
  • 250
  • Dial color
  • Dark Olive Green
  • Functions
  • Hours, Minutes, Day (time by coulour), Weekdays
  • Bracelet material
  • Olive Green calfskin
  • Buckle type
  • Pin Buckle
  • Buckle material
  • Titanium Grade 5
  • Limited Edition
  • 40 pieces
  • Retail price
  • 23 200 € including 20% VAT