It is pretty hard to do something that is truly original when building a watch, but the utterly unique and interesting Ressence Type 3 Watch does its very best to give us a total reimagining of what a watch is. Sure, enough the wrist strap and circular face give away that this is indeed a watch, but the rest plays with what we know to deliver a truly amazing product.
The Ressence Type 3 Watch ($TBA) has no hands and no crown, instead it sports a number of rotating discs that constantly move to denote hours, minutes, seconds, and days. There is a space between them where crystal is filled with a special oil that makes the discs appear as though projected onto the crystal as one face.
If that seems complicated then do not fret because it is not; and in fact it is a whole lot harder to explain then it is to comprehend.
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