Founded in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2010 by Benoit Mintiens, this independent watch brand caused quite a stir when it revealed itself to the world thanks to its patented time display. Essentially all of the dial elements exist on one surface under the sapphire crystal and float on a mechanical display module comprised of a thick liquid and discs and rings that rotate. Even the entire dial rotates on itself. The Ressence watch features a pressure valve to compensate for temperature changes so the liquid doesn’t get too hot or cold. The concept confounds some and enthralls others. It is a love or hate relationship with Ressence, thankfully with most watch lovers smiling.