Type 2

Bracelet strap
Pin buckle
Water resistance
10 m
ø 45 mm
12 mm
Self-winding mechanical
28800 vph
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Dual time
E-Crown: Automated setting & adjusting, Multiple time zone, light powered.
Type 2
Launch date
Type 2
Price incl. VAT
45’800 CHF


Ressence Type 2, Welcome to the automated experience.

The Type 2 is a mechanical ( self-winding ) watch that automatically sets and adjusts itself to the correct time.

Type 2 is smart but still fully mechanical.

The Type 2’s main innovation is the in-house developed smart e-Crown® or electric-Crown.
e-Crown® automates and smartens the functions of the traditional crown – setting the time and winding the barrel. 

The Type 2’s main feature is the multiple times zone automated setting & adjusting.

Type 2 combines the emotion of mechanical craftmanship and the convenience of electronics.

Type 2 with e-Crown technology is a game changer.

We aim to reach the current forward-thinkers and the next generation. They both have new expectations and views on products as they live in a world where everything gets smarter.

But we don’t believe in smart watches. They are “just” computers in the form of a wristwatch.

Type 2 is smart but still mechanical. Like all other Ressence watches, an automatic movement drives the discs of our dial module. Type 2 is made out of 479 components.

Our goal, as an innovative and disruptive brand, is to improve mechanical watches from a functional and user experience point of view.

Our watches are always “more”:   

-legible thanks to our 2d dial (single surface like words on a piece of paper).

    -wearable thanks to slim, curved and crownless case.

    -playful thanks to our ever changing dial (discs constantly move).

Type 2 main characteristic is the multiple time zone automated setting & adjusting thanks to our self-engineered electronic technology: the e-Crown.

Type 2 combines the best of both worlds: emotion of mechanical craftsmanship & convenience of electronics.

Eight facts about Type 2.

1. Type 2 has four discs: An hour disc, a minute disc, a second’s disc and an e-Crown disc.
The e-Crown disc has four different modes: time zone 1 in yellow, time zone 2 in green, Bluetooth connection in blue and finally e-Crown off in white.

2. e-Crown is activated and controlled by tapping the glass. Sometimes double tapping, sometimes single tapping.

3. e-Crown is light powered via two solar cells. One under the hour disc and a second one behind shutters that will open when the battery in below 50%.

4. You have two options to pre-set the multiple time zones of the watch. Either via the lever on the case back, or very conveniently via an app using a Bluetooth connection.

5. Whatever the way you pre-set the time zones, they are registered in the internal memory. e-Crown doesn't rely on radio or gps signals.

6. You don't need the app or your smart phone when using your Type 2. Type 2 if fully autonomous.

7. You can leave your Type 2 up to 3 months in your safe, then simply put it back on your wrist. The watch will set it-self automatically to your last pre-set time zone and release the barrel of the movement.

8. e-Crown can be switched off.

How to pre-set Type 2.

1.Via the lever on the case back.

First double tap the glass of Type 2 to activate e-Crown.

Then double tap again to enter the setup mode.

Set the new time with the lever on the case back – like you would on any Ressence watch.

Once you’ve reached the desired time put the watch back on the wrist.  After 30 seconds the watch will confirm time has been reset for the selected time zone.

Voilà, the time zone has been reset.

Do the same steps to set time zone 2.

Super easy.

2.Via the app.

Download the app on your smart phone.

First double tap the glass of Type 2 to activate e-Crown.

Then single tap the glass to switch from the active time zone to the Bluetooth mode.

Open the app and select the city from a scroll down menu. (you can also geo-localise yourself)

Then send the selected cities to Type 2.

Voilà, both time zones have been pre-set.

Super easy, super convenient.

How to use Type 2 and why.

There are 2 main benefits of e-Crown: switching easily between time zones and knowing those time zones are always correct.

When travelling from Geneva to Dubai for instance, once you land, you just need to double tap and then single tap until you reached your pre-set Dubai time zone.

In case you don't travel, the amazing feature of e-Crown is that you can be sure it is always to the correct time. E-Crown monitors the position of the mechanical hands and compares them with its internal digital clock. If not correct, e-Crown will adjust their position.  You can trust your Type 2.

Welcome to the automated experience!