Geneva Watch Days 2023: Ressence TYPE 3 EE is a Refreshing Pop of Color
The Ressence Type 3 introduces their first colorful version in a captivating eucalyptus green design that breathes new life into their core range.
From the moment you lay eyes on it, the TYPE 3 EE exudes forward-thinking design and exceptional legibility, but it’s the refreshing burst of color that truly captivates. The soft green hue adds an unconventional twist to the award-winning TYPE 3, conjuring images of lush forests and outdoor adventures.
Beyond its vibrant exterior, the TYPE 3 EE introduces thoughtful details. The hour disc is now simplified with indexes every two hours, while weekend days and oil temperature indications sport new pastel tones.
This latest addition seamlessly complements the existing TYPE 3 Black and White models and will be available worldwide starting October 2023 through Ressence’s official retailer network.
Reading time on the Ressence Type 3
Time displayed on a Ressence watch has always intrigued me – it’s almost smartwatch-like. I mean, can you blame me? With a crisp display like that, who would’ve thought that it was just all oil? When the TYPE 3 launched in 2013, it was immediately deemed a horological revelation (winning that prize at the GPHG that year), being the first oil-filled mechanical watch. Its edge-to-edge sapphire crystal, resembling a polished pebble, provides a tactile delight and exceptional readability from all angles by canceling out light distortion.
The upper chamber of the TYPE 3 EE houses 3.75 ml of oil, creating a magnified projection effect that makes information appear as if displayed directly on the glass. This revolutionary technology ensures crystal-clear visibility even in low-light conditions, thanks to 100% grade A Super-LumiNova® filling all engraved indications.
While the oil offers clarity, it’s sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Ressence’s innovative Bellow System compensates for this, maintaining an even pressure within the watch, preventing any adverse effects on performance. Represented by a temperature gauge on the dial, this system is as visually striking as it is functional. The watch’s survival range is between 10°C to 40°C, which is indicated within the white zone. Anything more or less, i.e. 55°C and -5°C, respectively indicated in the yellow and blue zones, would put the watch in trouble.
Additionally, the oil lubricates all components of the watch, resulting in minimal friction and reduced weight for the movement.
Tech Specs: Ressence Type 3 EE
Movement: Patented ROCS 3 – Ressence Orbital Convex System driven by a customized 2824/2 calibre; 36-hour power reserve
Functions: Hours and minutes; Seconds; Date; Days of the week; Oil temperature
Case: 44mm; Grade 5 titanium; Double-domed sapphire crystal front and back; Water-resistant to 10 meters
Dial: Convex grade 5 titanium discs; Engraved indications filled with green grade A Super-LumiNova®
Strap: Honeycomb strap with titanium ardillon buckle
Price: CHF38,200 (excluding taxes)
|Movement||Self-winding caliber A-500; 60 hours power reserve|
|Functions||Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph and date|
|Case||42.5mm; titanium; water resistant to 30m|
|Dial||Salmon (6N gold plated) with gené or frosted area; Super-LumiNova filled Arabic numerals|
|Strap||Ballistic gray rubber; titanium folding clasp|