B022 – “ROTARY” Series is our new creation to inspire and tribute to the legendary ‘Rotary’ engine. From which we took the iconic engine as this project concept. From there we studied how this Rotary engine runs and took the motions of the engine rotors and turned them into display for time in ‘Minutes’ & ‘Hours’. By mean of such we have made use of the twin rotors system and turned them into hours and minutes indicators while the unique ‘Rotary’ engine rotor running track has also allow us to create a unique time display.
B022 “Rotary” is a mechanical wristwatch which we have constructed base on a “ETA” caliber 2824-2 Swiss automatic movement as a power source. From there, we have designed and constructed a twin-rotary construction module on top which simulate the motion of the iconic Rotary engine. The large rotor with the triangular pointers rotating with a fixed but non-uniformed track at the bottom alongside with the applied metal indexes on the left-hand side of the dial will represent the time in “HOURS”, whereas the smaller triangular 3-pointer rotor on top alongside with the metal applied indexes on the right hand side of the dial will represent the time in “MINUTES”. (Both rotors are installed with sufficient numbers of rubies for reducing friction and to increase efficiency.)
The dial and the rotors do come with luminous to show time in the dark. The dial has been skeletonized so that the mechanism can be clearly seen.
Independent watch brand, Behrens, is based in Hong Kong and specialises in watchmaking and watch modification. The brand is guided by German architect and designer, Peter Behrens' design philosophy, which is: “...to continue innovating is always been our life goal. All watches are fixed in form and have the design of all looking alike. If we need to break that pattern, we will have to break it from the root -- the movement.” Behrens has been modifying its own movements for many years. With every Behrens watch that you choose, you can look forward to having an art piece on your wrist that comes with unique complications.
Dial : Grey skeletonized
Case Material : Stainless Steel 316L
Case Size : 42mm diameter (without Crown)
Case Back : See-Through with Sapphire Crystal Display Back
Crystal : Domed Sapphire Crystal
Waterproof : 50m (5ATM)
Movement : ETA Cal.2824 Automatic Movement with modified Rotary shaped rotor.
Strap : Leather Strap with pin buckle
Functions : Hour & Minute, Date
Warranty : 3-years Worldwide Warranty + additional 2 years if register on website