The genesis of the Type 5BB starts with the Ressence Orbital Convex System (ROCS), the unique inhouse developed (and patented) horological unit featuring an ever-changing dial that continually orbit around one another. The purpose is a more efficient way of telling time. Information is displayed on a single surface, much like words on a piece of paper, making for improved readability.
This differs than that of a traditional watch, where the hands and dial are layered on one another producing an uneven viewing plane. Composed of 142 parts, the gears in the ROCS calculates the hours, runner (90 seconds) taking only the minute as a reference from the automatic movement.
The Type 5 is the first mechanical watch to be perfectly readable underwater regardless of the viewing angle, a true achievement in Fine Watchmaking, the Type 5N is designed with a “water drop” dial effect in order to achieve crystal-clear dial legibility for the wearer.
There is no direct mechanical link between the watch’s movement and the ROCS. To accommodate this, the Type 5BB uses a magnetic transmission to tie the modules together. This is done by connecting several micro-magnets to each other and positioning them in both the oil-filled upper chamber and the dry lower chamber.
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