Ressence type 3 bbb

Ressence Type 3 BBB Monochromatic Mechanical Unveiled

“The name stands for ‘Black, Black, Black’ in reference to the reduced colour palette used on the dial, as well as the black DLC-coated Grade 5 titanium case of the watch,” says Ressence in explaining the name for their new Type 3 BBB watch. And just as the name suggests, the Type 3 BBB is everything black. The only parts that aren’t completely black are the white and grey used for the indicators, dial, and markers.

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The Type 3 BBB is the latest version of Ressence’s oil-filled mechanical watch. There’s no crown for this watch, which adds to the round and smooth finish that he watch has overall. The movement powering the watch uses Ressence’s patented in-house Orbital Convex System (ROCS).

“The patented ROCS unit is fundamental to the Type 3’s creation. Featuring an ever-changing dial with elements that continually orbit around each other, its purpose is a more efficient and intuitive reading of time,” explains Ressence. The mechanism of the watch runs in an oil-filled top chamber, which eliminates refraction and gives the watch better legibility from any angle.

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Inside the bottom chamber, which is air-filled, resides the mechanical and self-winding movement system. Transmitting movements between the chambers are accomplished via micro-magnets, which also allows the oil-filled chamber to be hermetically sealed, making it impossible for there to be a leak. Of course, the oil expands and contracts with temperature, so the watch also features a unique bellow system to compensate.

The watch comes on a honeycomb strap and also features SuperLuminova on the dial that makes it glow green in the dark. The case features and edge-to-edge sapphire crystal on both the front and the back, and is DLC coated to make it scratch resistant. Just like there’s a repetition of Bs in the name, you can expect to see a repetition of zeros in its price. You can expect to shell out USD$38,900 for this unique watch.

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Mark Jessen studied English at Brigham Young University, completing a double emphasis in creative writing and professional writing/editing. After graduating, Mark went to work for a small publisher as their book editor. After a brief time as a freelance writer, Mark entered the corporate world as a copywriter. These days, his hours are spent mostly in proofing and editing, though he continues to create content for a wide variety of projects. In 2017, Mark completed UCLA's Creative Writing Certification. A prolific writer, Mark has over 20 years of experience in journalism.