Bênoit Mintiens, Founder of Ressence Watches, on The New Type 2

Neither a smartwatch nor an automatic one, but a hybrid mechanical piece that sets itself with two taps

Despite its name, Ressence‘s new Type 2 watch is an evolution of many of their other watches (which include a Type 1, 5 and the 3, a mechanical watch with the brand’s signature orb-like appearance but set in oil). The Bênoit Mintiens-led brand teased the Type 2 Concept last year, but the official production-ready piece is arriving now—smart crown technology included. It isn’t a smartwatch; …

Mechanical Yet iPhone-Connected, The Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch

A new development in the technology and artistry composing fine timepieces

“It’s more cyborg than it is hybrid,” Benoît Mintiens, founder and designer at Ressence, explains to us at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH). Here, Ressence has unveiled their latest concept watch and it falls in line with their history of almost unimaginable creativity. As for Mintiens’ statement, the brand new Ressence Type 2 e-Crown Concept Watch is a fully mechanical …