An ETA 2892/A movement is not typically something you find in a watch costing upwards of $25K, even if it’s been highly modified.

Normally, you expect a premium in-house mechanical movement at this price point. Yet, even when Ressence wowed us in 2015 with the launch of the Type 1, the movement was also a basic Swiss movement, and the starting price was already at over twenty thousand.

Ressence Type 1 REV Grail Watch

Still, it’s a big ask for someone to pay top dollar, for a watch without a sexy hand-finished mechanical movement. Yet, here we are again seven years later, and it’s not surprising they’ve come back to the Type 1 style, albeit the case shape is no longer perfectly circular, and at 41.5 mm x 11 mm, the grade 5 titanium case is thinner, and presumably more ergonomic. Ressence also appears to have gotten the weight down a few grams, considering the new weight is just 67 grams.

Ressence Type 1 REV Grail Watch lumeshot

In 2015, Ressence was hot, and I’m not sure if that’s still the case. This 36-piece limited-edition collaboration between Alain Silberstein and Ressence, which retailed for $24,300 on, is fire, though.


Photos by Ressence/Revolution.

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