True innovation in the watch world is a slow and iterative process, often taking decades to make itself apparent. Ressence, however, is in a class of its own, marrying mechanical movements to smart technology in a way that perhaps no other company has yet managed.
The Type 5N is not the most recent (or perhaps, even the most impressive) Ressence yet — that title belongs to 2018’s Type 2 e-Crown Concept — but it’s a remarkable feat of watchmaking in a sleek, futuristic package. It features a 46mm titanium case with oil-filled chamber for incredible visibility beneath a domed sapphire crystal, a mechanical movement based on the ETA 2824-2 and the Ressence Orbital Conves System that controls the mesmerizing, rotating dial.
The Type 5N is positioned by Ressence as a dive watch, and with its 100m of water resistance, it may indeed be the most unique diver on the market. Now available in a deep, “Night Blue” color, the 5N is even better suited for its duty beneath the waves. MSRP is $35,800.
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