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This Groundbreaking Watch Is Finally Ready for Primetime

The Ressence Type 2 and its e-Crown concept combines a mechanical movement with smart tech features

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Originally published by Stephen Pulvirent on Hodinkee.

Last year around this time, Ressence unveiled the Type 2 e-Crown Concept, a concept watch that first introduced the world to the idea of the "e-Crown," an electronic device fitted inside the mechanical watch that would allow the watch to essentially reset itself to the correct time after the power reserve has run down (among other things). I was pretty excited when it was first announced and got even more excited upon seeing a prototype during SIHH 2018. I wasn't the only one, either: My colleague Jon named the concept watch his most exciting independent watch of 2018 just a few months later. At the time though, the watch wasn't yet ready for full production and still needed a few tweaks to get ready for the big time. We were told we'd have to wait a bit before seeing the Type 2 available for collectors. Luckily that wait is now over.