The Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch

View all 7 Photos

The next step in the evolution of the wristwatch.

Blending good old fashioned fine-watchmaking and state of the art technology, the Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch offers a glimpse into the future of wristwatches. And the world’s first self-setting mechanical watch also looks the part. Created by Antwerp-based brand Ressence, the timepiece has a futuristic aesthetic which complements the innovative idea behind its design.

The watch comes with a range of revolutionary features. The patented Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS) combines grade 5 Titanium co-planar discs mounted on jewel micro-ball bearings and differently-sized spherical rings; this dial system indicates the time using information received from the automatic base movement. The design’s crown jewel, the e-Crown® electro-mechanical system registers, monitors, and also adjusts the time without the user’s intervention. Thanks to the kinetic generator and photovoltaic cells, the timepiece offers three operating modes. A full e-Crown which works with the custom app, the semi-e-Crown, and the no-e-crown mode which transforms the watch into a mechanical timepiece. To control the e-Crown system, the user only has to tap the glass; a double tap turns the system on, while a single tap helps the user navigate through the mode options.

The owner can also set two times manually using the lever of the case-back, or via a smartphone. Other practical features include solar cells that open automatically when the power is low as well as extra strong blue SuperLuminova hands and markers. Made with 500 components, Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch takes mechanical watches to a whole new level of complexity. This design will make its way into stores from June 2018. Photographs© Ressence.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

Take me there

  • The Yays – Crane Apartment

    Sleeping in an industrial crane while visiting Amsterdam. Dutch company Yays is a new travel…

  • Babylonstoren

    An unforgettable hotel experience. In recent years, more and more tourists have started focusing on…

  • Michelberger Hotel, Berlin

    A hotel that feels like home. Berlin is filled with cool things to discover, but…

  • Panorama Glass Lodge

    Admiring the Northern Lights while lounging in bed. Built in a remote area in western…

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(211810)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(3550)
}
            
  • The Sealand Eco Collection

    High-end design in an eco-friendly package. When the three founders of Sealand Gear established the…

  • The Complete Hair Kit By Hims

    A complete solution to keep your hair healthy. Wellness brand Hims aims to provide a…

  • The Highlands Jacket

    A versatile design for urban or natural landscapes. Norwegian brand Helly Hansen has been designing…

  • Clae’s One Piece Sneaker

    Taking minimal design to a whole new level. Dedicated to bringing timeless style to the…

  • The Pants By åäö

    Stylish, versatile and hi-tech. Creating an innovative, perfectly balanced product takes hard work and dedication….

  • The L1 Watch

    Looking at time in a different way. Inspired by the soul and build of an…

  • Hunter For Target

    A collection right on target. British heritage brand Hunter and American giant Target have recently…

  • Freitag’s F155 Clapton Backpack

    Designed for urban commuters. After designing a collection that helps you to carry everyday essentials…

  • The Sunski Treelines

    From skiing necessity to cool accessory. San Francisco-based eyewear brand Sunski creates sunglasses for active…

  • The Hudson 38 Automatic Watch

    A vintage-style modern watch. Founded by two Dutchmen, Maen Watches draws inspiration from Dutch heritage…

Close Cart