Tony Fadell and Benoît Mintiens Discuss That Crazy Ressence Type 2 Watch ‘e-Crown’ Concept

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Tony Fadell, former Apple executive and the father of the iPod, recently did an interview with Benoît Mintiens, a watch guy and the founder of Watch company Ressence. You might have seen the totally crazy looking Ressence Type 2 watch. Gorgeous and very, very different looking, the Ressence Type 2 is a mechanical watch married to your smartphone through what they call an “e-Crown.” Bloomberg published a piece with Hodinkee on the Type 2, and it included the video interview below. In it, Messrs. Fadell and Mintiens talk about working together and the early development of the Type 2, but they also talk about the e-Crown. You also get to see the Type 2 in action. It’s interesting, but note at the end where Mr. Mintiens notes that the watch crown has been around for 176 years. “So it’s about time to think about something else.” That sure sounds like a pot shot at Apple, whose Digital Crown is effectively rooted in that same 176 year history. It’s an interesting watch, an interesting article, and an interesting video.

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  1. John Kheit

    I find the digital crown on the Apple watch mostly useless. The other button is useful as a home button and Apple pay if you use it. Then again, it’s easy for Tony to talk about this “smart” watch that doesnt do **** other than tell the time. Yea, big achievement there skippy. Maybe talk a little less **** and do something more ambitious than tell the time. I know what time it is, and yours is past.

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