Stare at the Ressence Type 3 and it seems as though time is being told on its surface. It's an elaborate illusion: Inside the mechanical watch sits a liquid in which a convex dial with rotating discs floats, appearing embedded in the crystal. Driving the display is a Swiss movement that transmits its energy magnetically. [$32,500; ressence.eu]
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