The Type 5 is the first mechanical watch to be perfectly readable underwater regardless of the viewing angle. The use of oil inside the upper part of the watch cancels out what is known as Total Internal Reflection. Typically, when under the water, a traditional diver’s watch needs to be viewed straight on in order to be read properly – otherwise refraction turns the glass into a mirror. But not with the oil-filled Type 5: this gives it complete legibility whatever the angle of view.
Ressence continues to change the way and the why we experience watches by introducing the second piece in its X collection. Collection X marks the first 10 years and brings the brand manifesto to life. Visually Ressence created a dedicated symbol for the collection that is the fusion of an X, or ten in Latin, and an hourglass. It sits proudly on the hour disc of the Type 5 X. Each of the four watches of the Collection X are limited to 40 pieces, with the dark olive-green colour being the common thread linking all pieces. The collection focus continues to be the better utilisation of time through design – graphically making us more aware of the importance of passing time.