Ressence and HODINKEE have partnered for the second time in four years to produce the Ressence Type 1 Slim HOD Limited Edition for HODINKEE. This new release takes the completely unique-to-Ressence orbital time display layout and places it within a slim and wearable case shape that allows the dial design to shine and places an emphasis on ergonomics. The skeletonized dial has been trimmed to highlight even more perceptible layers and open spaces when compared to the prior Ressence releases. Working closely to develop this timepiece, Ressence and HODINKEE have refined the most essential timekeeping elements, ensuring this offering is the most unadulterated take on a Ressence timepiece yet.
The Ressence Type 1 Slim case used is made from grade 5 titanium and is only 11mm thick, down 2mm from the Type 1 that the two brands teamed up on previously. At 42mm in diameter, the case is nicely curved to hug the wrist, and the lack of a traditional crown (time is set via a retractable lever on the caseback) helps to make this watch very easy to wear. Even though the Type 1 Slim HOD has a slender profile, HODINKEE and Ressence have worked to give the dial a real sense of depth, using a mixture of gray tones through each dial “layer” that shifts throughout the day as time passes. The new Type 1 Slim HOD was made in an edition of just 20 numbered pieces.
For another Ressence release, check out the Ressence Type 1 Squared X.