Ressence Type 3 Watch

When we think of watches, we think case, dial, and glass that seals it shut, but we rarely give much thought to the space behind said glass. Ressence’s Type 3 watch swaps the air within for a naptha-type fluid, whose refractive properties project the underlying dial onto the domed sapphire crystal display. Otherwise, Type 3 tells the time, date and day thanks to a mesmerizing spinning face (seriously, check it out), sports Super-LumiNova glowing hands and numbers, is housed in a grade 5 titanium casing, powered by an automatic movement, and features a second domed sapphire crystal on its backside to show off its winding rotor. Oh yeah, and there’s no crown: the watch is set by flipping it backside up to trigger its gravitational gearing, then by rotating the entire crystal back as indicated.

Learn more at Ressence – roughly $30,000