TYPE 2: Years ahead. The First Mechanical Watch with a Smart CrownThe development of the e-Crown® came down to one simple but fundamental question: What if I could trust and rely on my mechanical watch as much as I do for my phone.

e-Crown® automatically sets and adjusts the Type 2 to the right time when needed.

Effortless. Magical. Mechanical.

e-Crown® is activated and controlled by tapping the crystal on the dial of the Type 2, offering a new tactile experience and user-friendliness to mechanical watches.

Visually, it is represented on the dial by the selector sub disc and its four modes (time zone 1, time zone 2, app and e-Crown off).

“The best way to envision the future of fine-watchmaking is by creating it.”

Benoît Mintiens, Ressence founder and creative mind.


Driven by user experience, it combines the reliability of electronics with the emotion and beauty of mechanical engineering.

Set once and go

The Type 2 is manually set via the lever on its case back. By double tapping the crystal, the manually set time is digitally registered by e-Crown®. There is no need to think about checking and adjusting the watch anymore, e-Crown® does it automatically. Even after three months of inactivity, once the watch is fastened to the wrist and the wearer taps the crystal, e-Crown® will automatically set it to the right time.

App enabled

We developed the e-Crown® app to reach an unseen level of convenience and modernity. Using Bluetooth to connect with the Type 2, the app displays a scroll down list of cities to choose from for both time zones to send directly to the smart crown.