One of my absolute favorite bits of watch news to see is a new release from Ressence. Technical prowess and innovation are things that many watch brand marketing departments love to tout, but Ressence is in a tier all its own, the skunkworks of the watch world, if you will. We first saw the Type 5 design back in 2015, and it has remained an important part of Ressence’s lineup since, as the brand continued to develop the design over the years. Now, introducing a new member of the Type 5 family, Ressence has announced the Type 5N in night blue.
Ressence watches really need to be seen in action to be fully appreciated, as there’s truly nothing else like them. From the oil-filled cases, to the rotating dials displaying the time, to the caseback/crown combo, Ressence seriously breaks the mold of the traditional watch. Now, the Type 5N isn’t a revolutionary new release for Ressence like the the e-crown was but it does bring a very attractive new color option to the line. To quickly break down the specs, the Type 5N features a titanium case with two separately sealed chambers, the upper chamber being filled with oil, while the lower chamber is kept dry for the mechanical movement. The watch measures in at 46mm in diameter and 15.5mm-thick, with a domed sapphire crystal with dual AR coating. Being Ressence’s dive watch, the 5N is resistant down to 100 meters.
The movement beating inside the 5N is built off the ETA 2824-2 with what Ressence calls its ROCS 5 system, the Ressence Orbital Conves System, allowing for Ressence’s unique rotating dial. It features 36 hours of power reserve, 41 jewels, beats at 28,800bph, and is wound via turning the caseback (which is also kept air tight using the RCLS compression lock system). I absolutely love Ressence watches, and after getting to handle one for the first time last year, I can attest that it’s truly something to admire. The oil-filled case brings the dial right up to greet you, and the spinning and rotating dials are mesmerizing to look at and observe. I’m also a huge fan of blue watches in general, so it’s safe to say that the Type 5N checks a lot of my boxes, and this is something I’d absolutely love to wear, if only for a short time.
There aren’t many brands creating watches as impressive as Ressence. And while this is a relatively iterative release to bring the night blue color into the Type 5 line, it still presents the same technology and innovation that Ressence has built its reputation on. The Type 5N is priced at $35,800, and more information is available at ressencewatches.com.