|you are in the market for a unique styled watch, the new Ressence
Type 3 watch might be worth a little more investigation, as
its construction is very different.
The Ressence Type 3 watch mechanics are enclosed in a unique bubble
which is filled with a naphtha-type liquid, which tricks the brain into
seeing the dial in two-dimensions rather than three, say its creators.
Ressence explains a little more about their new Type 3 watch:
"The Ressence Type 3 watch indications and their mechanisms are
mounted inside a bubble crafted from extremely tough, anti-reflective
sapphire crystal. The complication and indications follow the shape of
the crystal. The mechanism (28 gears, 57 jewels) is enclosed in an upper
compartment filled with a naphtha-type liquid that has a more similar
index of refraction to the sapphire crystal than air does.
The Ressence Type 3 watch transports time from the dial to the
crystal. The orbiting indications are bathed in a fluid that refracts
light like air, so that the indications appear to be displayed directly
onto the sapphire crystal – closer to the eye of the beholder. The
high-contrast white indicators against the black dial appear to be
projected onto the top crystal as if onto a screen. Type 3 offers a
tangible feeling of being able to touch time itself.”
For more information on the new Ressence Type 3 watch jump over to the Ressence website for details. There is even an iOS application which you can download to see how the Ressence Type 3 watch works.
Source: Slashgear : A Blog to Watch