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Ressence is a fast emerg­ing watch brand that was started in 2010 by a Bel­gian in­dus­trial de­signer, Benoît Min­tiens, who had been mak­ing a name for him­self with high-speed trains, air­craft cab­ins, med­i­cal de­vices and even hunt­ing guns, well be­fore he tried his hand at watches. De­vel­oped around the con­cept of ro­tat­ing discs (rather than hands) to in­di­cate time, the brand’s lat­est watch is the 41mm Type 1 Squared. It bears a num­ber of sim­i­lar­i­ties to the brand’s sem­i­nal Type 1 ex­cept it’s based on a thin­ner and more recher­ché cush­ion­shaped case, and is crafted from stain­less steel in­stead of ti­ta­nium. Fin­ished with an in­ter­change­able bracelet sys­tem, and avail­able in four colour­ways, the watch is pow­ered by a cus­tomised ver­sion of the ubiq­ui­tous ETA-2824 au­to­matic move­ment, has a 36-hour power re­serve and costs 21,500 USD.

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