The first motoring focused Ressence with new functions dedicated to the passage of time and the functioning of turbocharged engines. The Type 5X is the second piece of the collection X. Collection X marks the first 10 years of the brand. Visually Ressence has created a dedicated symbol for the collection that is the fusion of an X, or ten in Latin, and an hourglass. It sits proudly on the hour disc of the Type 5 X.
Each of the four watches of the Collection X is limited to 40 pieces, with the dark olive-green colour being the common thread linking all pieces. The collection focus is the better utilisation of time through design – graphically making us more aware of the importance of passing time.
Collaboration with Eugenio Amos, founder of Automobili Amos.
A speed-loving racing driver, eclectic collector, Eugenio Amos is an Italian man of many passions – as long as they are related to cars and watches. Eugenio is an entrepreneur and a visionary. A notable feat was his creation of a car that the international automotive community instantaneously felt in love with: the Automobili Amos Lancia Delta Futurista.
The collaboration started in the form of a question when Eugenio Amos came to visit the Ressence studio in Antwerp: “Would it be possible to make a genuine driver watch that has a function related to time and cars”? That was the challenge.
Warm up the Gentleman Driver in you.
Every racer knows that it’s essential to warm up your car and turbos up before racing. Allowing the engine to run sees the oil up to temperature rise to suitable levels before taking off. The same is true when you finish a drive, you can’t simply switch the engine off immediately. You need to let it cool down.
The bezel on the Type 5X is a prominent part of the design. The markings on the bezel are original and directly related to the collaboration with Automobili Amos and the functioning of the turbos. The bezel is divided into two distinct parts. The first one is dedicated to the warmup of the engine (15min) – the S stands for Start, D for Drive and R for Race – while the other one is dedicated to the cooling of the Turbos (10 min).
The dial and sub dials have also evolved to be more car oriented and inspired by the Lancia Delta Futurista graphics. With the addition of new colours such as red and yellow, the olive-green softens and darkens in the Type 5X with the presence of oil.
Developed for water, set free on four wheels.
The Type 5X is already highly legible from low angles thanks to the oil but the « levati » rubber accessory adds a new dimension of function, enabling the driver to wear his watch on the side of his wrist. A perfect fit while driving.
This Limited Edition Type 5X also comes with two straps as standard. One being made by the same Alacantara found in the Lancia Futurista and a second in green rubber.
The third watch of the collection X will be launched end of November.
Report by ressencewatch.com