A white dial submerged in oil - Ressence TYPE3W
TYPE3B has crowned Ressence the Horological Revelation Prize from GPHG 2013. Since then Ressence has never stop to make technological and aesthetic challenges. Finally the TYPE3W has come to The Lavish Attic and it’s more than just a colour variation. The most fascinating part about TYPE3 must be the 37.5ml of oil in the upper layer, eliminating the refraction of light when reading time, disguising the disappearance of the sapphire glass. Thanks to oil , friction is reduced accordingly, higher efficiency is achieved. Better shock absorption is resulted as well. As usual Ressence gives strong luminous effect. You can’t forget the watch even in a dim environment. Engraved indications are filled with blue Superluminova. Benoît Minitens, the founder of Ressence, starts his career as industrial designer, handling the projects like building high speed trains, aircraft cabins and even hunting guns. When it comes to a watch, he believes Form Follows Functions thus takes away allAnd more
Inside out- Central Chronograph and More
We are used to skim read to grasp instant information. This may get you wrong in reading the Singer Reimagined Track 1. In 2018 summer Singer Reimagined has launched the Hong Kong Edition with a tactful twist based on 2017 Launch Edition and Geneva Edition. Please be prepared to forget all stereotypes. The functionality of time reading is being push to the outer circle. All hands are in perfect vertical position in the ready position. Start to time and you will see the central chronograph incorporates jumping minute and hour indicators. With the start button on top right and reset button on top left, it feels like you are starting a timer on the field. In terms of case material, it’s titanium for Launch Edition then gold for Geneva Edition. When it comes to Hong Kong Edition, it’s no way to use typical PVD or DLC coating, but ceramic-aluminum through electro-plasma oxidation that changes the nature of the substance. The surface layer of a special, aerospace-specification alumAnd more
DLC Coating For New Standards of Design and Durability
Blaken has a quick flash to Hong Kong last week. A very considerate and supportive CEO Alex picked a good selection of watches to the event that can take home immediately. Instead of being a watch brand, Blaken is more into making your dream watch alive by using a high quality of DLC coating and hand painted dial that allow you to give your emotional and personal taste to an ordinary watch. Let's take a chemical tutorial. With the movement untouched, all the parts are disassembly. Blaken would only accept new watches in order to achieve the best coating effect. The parts are evenly and neatly put into a 3-tier machine. Well locked for DLC coating. It's a vacuum and dustless environment where anode reacts with cathode. Blaken DLC coating is not done by painting or spraying but electrochemical process to change the body of the substance. Plasma gently stick onto the surface of watch parts like falling snow. The process takes 16 days for a flawless coating. If it'sAnd more
Extension Beyond Hands- Ressence Type 1 Slim
The new Type 1 Slim case shape allows seamless integration between the case and the strap. The watch sits steadily and comfortably on your wrist without any peculiar angular surface. It just comes naturally. The crown-less design eliminates the awkward connect moment between crown and human for both left and right hand handed. The time-setting and winding system are all adjusted by a lever at the case back. Type 1 Slim is an automised watch with 36 hours power reserve. The sub-dials on the watch indicate hours, minutes, seconds and day of the week. The simple presentation is supported by the patented ROCS complication which works as a brain behind the face. A brain doesn’t sleep and keeps display accurate information. Benoît Minitens, the founder of Ressence, proudly presents the advanced Type 1 Slim during SIHH 2019. It comes into 4 colours of choice including black, white, night blue and ruthenium silver. The white one has arrived The Lavish Attic and you’re more tAnd more
A New Leading Force: Master Watchmaker Jen Schneider is Joining Lang & Heyne as Development Director
As usual in June we welcomed Lang & Heyne team to The Lavish Attic. Along with the Basel novelties and other signature collections, we are happy to greet two new members: Development Director Jens Schneider and Sales Director Gülsen Tek. And probably watch lovers are no stranger to Jens. During the break he gave us his phone. On the screen there’re some images of duplex Chinese vintage pocket watch. He then zoomed into the movement part and wondered: were the pocket watches commissioned by the government? Any particular reasons for the movement being shaped in those ways? He’s just as excited as a child keen on sharing his favourite toy. With the passion to engineering and watchmaking, Jens has been trained in Glashutte and significantly involved in the development of ZEITWERK in A. Lang & Sohne. After that he constructed movements for Mortiz Grossmann and developing the Benu collection. Lang & Heyne is always a family size business with around 50 pieces anAnd more
Strong Jewellery Collections Reflecting Distinct Characters
Akillis – Strong Jewellery Collections Reflecting Distinct Characters Chitty chitty “bang bang” I am “Wanted” with a “Licence to Akillis” with “AK” are the signature models of Akillis. Framed with white gold, rose gold, titanium under the latest stone setting techniques for diamonds and precious gemstones, the French high-end jewellery comes with a audacious twist. Mistaken for a real AK bullet in airport will be the question for custom officer, as the team in Lyon the team uses the latest technology to make the dream of Caroline Gaspard into reality. The playful “Puzzle” collection and the seduction of “Python” collection brings Akillis jewellery into a new era, where luxury and sophistication rhyme with originality and liberty.And more
How to Trust a Watch- Ressence TYPE 2 is Realizing The Future of Fine-Watchmaking
Good morning. When you wake up and put the watch on your wrist, how do you know the information you receive from the watch is accurate? Therefore, you check your phone. The founder and creative mind of Ressence, Benoît Mintines, trying to retain TRSUT towards the timepiece. TYPE 2 e-Crown is born to serve this purpose as a fully mechanical watch. Connecting to an app is an option but not a must. The journey begins by double-tapping the sapphire glass to activate the e-Crown. Then the dial replies by a slight shaking, saying ‘Hi, what would you like me to tell?’ And don’t get it wrong, it’s not a touch screen. The accelerometer turns the vibration into command. So how does the e-Crown build up the TRUST? Kept inside there’s the UTC time. So once it has recorded the time, it will always referring to it unless you re-set the time manually. Type 2 can still adapt to your habit well. Feel free to set the time 5 minutes forward. The key to maintain the watch operatinAnd more
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