watches have been built in the same way since the beginning of time (no pun intended). usually with a crystal sitting on top of hands, which sits on top of a dial. the ressence type 3 watch messes with this convention with good results.
no hands and no crown means a series of constantly rotating discs now indicate hours, minutes, seconds, and days, and the space between them and the crystal is filled with a naphtha-type liquid that makes it look that the dials are projected directly onto the crystal. the back of the watch replicates the functions of a crown, letting you set the time, date, and wind the watch. all in all, the watch looks great (in pictures, at least). looking forward to seeing one in person.