Winner Announced: Traser Classic Automatic Master Watch Giveaway

Winner Announced: Traser Classic Automatic Master Watch Giveaway

While the meaning of unique is so watered down that it challenges "in-house" for sheer over-use, I have trouble thinking of a more appropriate way to describe Ressence watches. I would be surprised if anyone reading this wasn't aware, at least visually, of their Ressence Type 1 and Type 3 models which, in living up to the brand's tag line, have evolved "beyond hands." Announced just ahead of Baselworld 2015, Ressence has reworked their Type 3 model to include a temperature gauge to monitor the oil that fills the upper case element.

Specifically – for those watchnerds interested in these subtle details of Rolex's latest and most advanced movement – the thickness of the pallet stones has been reduced by half, while the contact surfaces of the escape wheel teeth have been doubled. Also, the escapement system is no longer in alignment, but slightly offset, thus multiplying the lever effect; and last, the escape wheel has a cut-out design to make it lighter and reduce its inertia. All these seemingly minuscule changes account for the improved efficiency of an escapement design that has been around for over two centuries.

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