Ressence conceiving his first watch in 2010 after Benoit Mintiens began designing what a 21th century watch would look like. The first patented invention of the Ressence Orbital Convex System was debuted. This system was designed and developed in-house, and is composed of co-planar discs and rings of different sizes, which are curved to match the contour of the crystal that covers them. Shortly thereafter Ressence released the Type 3 which became the first ever oil-filled mechanical watch in 2013 which won the Horological Revelation prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. The award also came for replacing the crown with a rotating caseback. Two years later they created a watch that could be "perfectly readable underwater regardless of viewing angle".