But that minute hand’s just painted on the dial, surely?
Ah-ha! The whole dial rotates, giving you your minutes, along with a sub-dial for hours. The other two dials are diagnostic – the temperature of the in-watch oil, showing that it’s within its -10C to +40C happy place, and a 90-second ‘running’ hand that’s required for diver safety standards. There’s a subtle rotating bezel on the outside of the watch for measuring your dive time.
Earlier, you mentioned ‘watches’, plural…?
My, what big ears you have, Grandma.
All the better for picking out salient plot points, little girl.
But the original 5 had a white-on-black design that, while just the thing for not making mortality-threatening miscalculations under water, wasn’t so desirable for the majority of Ressence afforders who spend a lot more time swanning around at the boat club. Hence, the Type 5G, ‘Grey’, designed to look a little classier. It costs the same: a don’t-forget-this-is-an-engineering-marvel US$35,000.