Oiling the wheels of change
It’s hard to believe a material as crude as oil (pardon the pun) could be instrumental in such an elegant timepiece as the Ressence Type 5, but the result is a gorgeous watch boasting a world first. The use of oil in the dial and module cancels out Total Internal Reflection, allowing users to read the face underwater from all angles — a rare case of form and function. As with all its timepieces, the aim of the Type 5 was to reimagine classic tool watches with a 21st-century outlook, retaining their functionality while also updating their technology. With the launch of the new Type 5G, featuring a grey dial and microbilled titanium case, Ressence has added a third finish to the range, and it’s sure to be both an ideal diving companion and conversation starter at any occasion, be it a dinner party or a deep-sea dive.