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Ressence introduces the first mechanical watch with a smart crown

The high-tech/low-tech concept comes to fruition.
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Ressence is merging digital technology and mechanical watchmaking with the new Type 2. What makes this watch special is that once you manually set the time, the watch will store that time digitally so you'll never have to adjust it again. Whether you wear it today, tomorrow, or put it away for a couple months, the watch is able to remember the correct time and can charge itself using outside light that flows into ten micro-shutters that hide photovoltaic cells. 

When it's not worn for more than twelve hours, the watch goes into a power saving mode and then can be activated with just a couple of taps on the sapphire face. You can also tap the face to change the mode selector to automatically activate a second timezone and you can use an app to set the time right from your phone via Bluetooth. 

CHF 42,500 (approx. $43,222),

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