Created for Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the largest watch retailer in the Middle East, to mark Dubai Watch Week 2019, the Type 1DXB is an unusual twist on the typically minimalist Ressence design.
Though the watch retains the brand’s signature orbital disc time display, the dial has been skeletonised in a geometric motif inspired by traditional patterns found in Arabic and Islamic culture. Unlike most watches made for the Middle East that sport Eastern Arabic numerals, this is is literally an Arabic dial.
The dial is sand-coloured and finishes with a matte, granular surface, matched with white Super-Luminova. Visible through the dial are the gears that drive the unusual time display, all contained within a proprietary Ressence module sitting on top of an ETA 2892 base moment.
The 41mm case is square in form, identical to that of the Type 1 Squared. But it is made of titanium, instead of steel as is standard for the Type 1 Squared. And as is standard for Ressence, time setting and winding is done via the case back, hence the lack of a crown.
The Type 1DXB is limited to 19 watches, available only at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.
Key facts and price
Case diameter: 41mm
Water resistance: 10m
Movement: ROCS 1 (base ETA 2892)
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, day of the week
Frequency: 28,800 (4Hz)
Power reserve: 36 hours
Strap: Calfskin with titanium buckle
Limited edition: 19 pieces
Availability: Only at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
Price: 22,500 Swiss francs before taxes
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