The Ressence Type 3 was launched in 2013, and since then there have been changes to the model. In its current form, the newly announced Ressence TYPE 3 BBB “Black Black Black” joins the TYPE 3B “Black” and TYPE 3B “White” in an ‘all black’ form.
For this latest variant, the 44mm sized (15mm thick) case is DLC-coated grade 5 titanium, with 30m water resistance.
The TYPE 3 BBB shows the classic patented Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS) revolving disc time display, with the convex grade 5 titanium dial and its ‘satellites’ showing hours, minutes, runner (180 seconds), day, date, and oil temperature thermometer functions. The indices are filled with Super-LumiNova.
The refraction of light as it moves from one substance to another can distort. The refraction effect on legibility for the watch is dealt with by means of the upper chamber being filled with 3.75ml of oil.
Because the oil inside the time display module is sensitive to temperature changes, the thermometer indicates when its temperature is at the optimum, courtesy of a 0.5mm bi‐metal spiral mounted 0.1 mm under the discs. Temperature changes ranging from ‐5 degrees to +55 degrees Celsius are registered.
Micro magnets are used to connect the dry lower chamber (there are two separate sealed chambers), where the calibre is situated, to the hermetically sealed oil-filled upper half where the ROCS is located. There are seven bellows to compensate for oil volume changes due to temperature variations. The temperature gauge on the dial shows both the temperature and the position of the bellows.
Behind the ROCS 3.5 movement is a module and a customised automatic base Calibre 2824/2, which beats at 28,800 VPH and has a power reserve of 36 hours. As you may already know, the winding and day/ date/ time setting is done on the case back.
Coming on a black Barenia leather strap with an ardillon buckle, the RRP for the new TYPE 3 BBB is CHF 36,500 (excluding taxes), identical to the “Black” and “White” variants. It will be in production only until December 31, 2022. Go to their website to find your nearest retailer.
[Photo credit: Ressence]