After a decade of making their truly unique and visually stunning watches, Ressence recently announced their Type 1 Slim X. And, while their dial layout is about as straightforward as one can envision, the mechanics within are anything but. For some added context, let’s rewind the clock almost five years and take a look inside the theory and execution of a Ressence watch.
Published back in the fall of 2015, our Technical Editor Nicholas Manousos sat down with Ressence’s founder Benoît Mintiens to better understand the complexity behind the simplistic effect of the brand’s design language. It’s an exceedingly interesting post packed full of perfect Sunday nerdery like planetary gears, oil volume compensation systems, and bi-axial satellites. As it turns out, there’s no shortage of method required to bring that magical dial to life.