Why does this watch cost $29,550?

Ressence Type 3, expensive watch

At first glance this looks like a fancy domed sapphire watch that shouldn’t be over $500 USD. Looks can be deceiving and we’ll bring you up to speed as to why this thing is so damn expensive.

Don’t break it…it’s liquid filled

That’s right, between the Ressence Type 3 indicator and the sapphire glass is fluid. The fluid makes the display appear directly on the sapphire crystal. The dials just pop out at you; so much so that the

“Type 3 offers a tangible feeling of being able to touch time itself.”

Don’t be silly, NOBODY can touch time. We gotta give credit to where credit is due, the idea is very cool – unless you are prone to busting up your watches.

Don’t be too scared, the sapphire crystal is very tough

They wouldn’t fill up a watch with naphtha-type fluid and add your run-of-the-mill crystal to enclose it. The domed sapphire crystal is not only anti-reflective, it is also extremely tough. So go nuts.

How the f*** do you read time on this thing?!

Instead of explaining the process to you, we’ll just share with you what the experts over at Ressence wrote:

“Discs displaying hours, minutes, seconds and days revolve under the domed sapphire crystal, while the date is read from the perimeter of the dial at 6 o’clock. The indications discs continually revolve, as does the whole dial itself. The face of the watch is constantly changing in the same way that a human face is transformed by each passing emotion.”

Where is the crown? Where are the hands?!

In an attempt to create something revolutionary the team over at Ressence decided to go in a different direction. Manipulating the date and time is done on the back of the case. Which means you will have to take the watch off to change the date and time.

This is one of the most interesting watches we’ve seen. And although it may not revolutionize the watch industry it is still cool as fuck.

Type 3 watch, Ressence ($29.5k USD). Ressence