Belgian industrial designer Mr Benoît Mintiens founded Ressence in order to reimagine the elements essential to luxury watchmaking. The label's name aptly fuses renaissance and essence to reflect that concept. Each timepiece within the collection keeps true to the brand's history in watchmaking. Explore our full Ressence collection.

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The No Crown

Ressence’s deconstruction of a watch’s fundamental functionality doesn’t just stop at the inter-rotating dials displays. Its ingenious “No Crown” system removes the obstructive and asymmetric crown from the caseband, assigning both winding and time-setting functions to a rotating caseback and its hinged handle. Twist clockwise and you set as well as wind. Twist anti-clockwise (having set) and you just wind. Even simpler than a grandfather clock!

The Orbital Convex System

It may not seem immediately obvious, but Ressence’s signature dial design was created for utmost clarity of legibility. Because the sub-dials rotate around each other, they never overlap, which means it's plain to see exactly where each indicator is pointing at any given time. On a simpler level, it’s a wonder to behold, thanks to its constant circular motion and pleasing convex shape.

The Oil-Filled Case

One of Ressence’s most astounding inventions divides the watch case into two chambers. The upper one is filled with oil. The liquid’s refractive qualities makes the dial’s numerals and indicators appear to float on the surface of the bubble-shaped crystal, which not only looks incredible, but makes for crystal-clear legibility at any angle.

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