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Ressence - Type 3BBB

Ressence released the Type 3BBB, a new monochrome version of its oil-filled mechanical timepiece. The triple B in the name stands for "Black, Black, Black" in reference to the reduced colour palette of the watch.

Ressence Type 3BBB

For the first time in the Type 3 range, the Type 3BBB features a polished black DLC-coated titanium case, to match the glossy sapphire. Resembling a smooth, black pebble, it measures 44 mm x 15 mm and guarantees water resistance up to a pressure of 3 ATM (30 metres / 100 feet).

Without using "real" hands, the patented display indicates the hours, minutes, seconds and the oil temperature gauge in revolving discs, which in turn orbit inside the main disc of the minute display, which itself is continuously revolving. The engraved indications are treated with green Superluminova.

Ressence Type 3BBB

This orbital display mechanism - the Ressence Orbital Convex System, or ROCS - employs a specially-modified automatic movement that gives the minutes, and hence the base calculation of time, from which is extrapolated all the other temporal indications on the dial.

The Type 3BBB’s internal architecture comprises two halves - the upper chamber, comprising the ROCS display system, filled with oil; and a lower, dry chamber containing the self-winding 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) movement, divided from the upper by way of a grade 5 titanium, hermetically-sealed membrane.

Ressence Type 3BBB

It is interesting to mention that there is no direct mechanical link between the watch’s movement and the ROCS. Instead, the Type 3 uses a magnetic transmission to tie the modules together. This is done by connecting several micro-magnets to each other and positioning them in both the oil-filled upper chamber and the dry lower chamber.

Ressence Type 3BBB

In order to compensate for fluctuations in the volume of the oil due to temperature variations, the watch is fitted with a system of seven small bellows that expand and contract depending on the increase and decrease of the oil’s volume. The temperature gauge on the dial provides the user with a representation of the bellows capacity in action.

On the caseback, the interior of the sapphire has been DLC coated, then engraved with the necessary text, which is painted in high-contrast white. The power reserve of the watch is 36 hours.

Ressence Type 3BBB

Matched to an anthracite ‘honeycomb’ strap, the Type 3BBB will be produced for just one year, ending on 31 December 022. It retails at the price of CHF 36,500 excluding taxes. ressencewatches.com

Ressence Type 3BBB

Ressence Type 3BBB

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  1. Super cool but the price is way too high IMO

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Time and Watches | The watch blog: Ressence - Type 3BBB
Ressence - Type 3BBB
Ressence released the Type 3BBB , a new monochrome version of its oil-filled mechanical timepiece. The Type 3BBB has a price of CHF 36,500
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