The luminous “hands” are engraved into rotating discs that line up with numbers on rings surrounding them – the watch doesn’t have any actual mechanical hands in the traditional sense
Not only do the individual indicator discs rotate, but so does the entire gathered display of them
The Ressence Type 3 watch's fluid-filled display gives its mechanical indications a two-dimensional, projected appearance
Users wind the Type 3 and set the time by twisting one of the nested rings built into the back of the watch
Separate mechanical dials indicate hours, minutes, seconds, AM/PM and date
On a regular analog watch, there’s a small pocket of air between the face of the watch and the inside surface of the crystal. On his new Ressence Type 3 watch, however, Belgian designer Benoit Mintiens has filled that space with a clear refractive fluid. As a result, its revolving indications appear to be projected right onto its domed crystal. You could almost think of it as the Magic 8 Ball of high-end timepieces.
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