BEHRENS B030 In-House Manual Wind Movement (CURVED)
BEHRENS’ ultimate new model with an all-new caliber : BM02 in-house manual (CURVED) wind movement we have completely designed and developed in-house from scratch. This model series not only makes bold innovations in the case and movement, but also breaks through the weight shackles of traditional mechanical watches.
“UltraLight” collection, model : “20G” is a mechanical wristwatch featuring with a curved in-house movement. Weight wise, this watch’s head unit weights only 20 grams (this is how the model name 20G has been adopted). with the curved case and thickness of about 5.8mm (approx.), this is a very ergonomically designed timepiece.
The Concepts / Inspirations
While continuing the modernist design concept, Behrens once again skillfully integrated traditional Chinese cultural elements. The design inspiration of the watch came from an ancient Chinese historical tool called “Hu”, “Hu” was a flat scepter originating from China, they were originally used as narrow tablets for recording notes and orders. Especially during “Tang dynasty” era, “Hu” were required to be worn on the belt for officials. “Hu” was basically a tool used by ancient Chinese ministers when they went to the temple. This is a tool used by ancient Chinese ministers of culture and martial arts to record the orders or will of the king and can also be used to record the words to be played to the king on a wat board to prevent forgetting. They were also historically used by officials throughout East Asia, including Japan, Korea, and Ryukyu.
By means of such, this BEHRENS new model series was design based on the shape and style of “Hu”, in a style of curve and thin theme. The watch combines the case and the movement into one, making the movement and the case integrated and perfectly transmitted on a non-flat structure. While the case has been curved, we also designed and made the movement curved in order to reduce the overall thickness as well as to match the theme of the watch.
Thanks to the extreme watchmaking ability that BEHRENS has accumulated over the years of development, we have designed and constructed this curved movement with each connecting gear having a slight angle difference of 15 deg. At the same time, this curved design of the case provides a more ergonomic and makes it more comfortable to be worn on wrist.
Apart from the ergonomic factors applied towards the design for comfort wearing. In addition, BEHRENS also made major breakthroughs in watchmaking materials. Apart from the regular version in titanium, we have also exclusively developed an all-new carbon based “SPSCF” material for the limited-edition version for this model series. This new “SPSCF” material has special characteristics of light weight and hardness allowing this limited-edition to achieve lightness and toughness elements.
Models’ variations / weights
While the basic version of this model series in titanium constructed with a grade 5 titanium case (curved), sapphire crystal (curved), titanium movement main-plate, and bridges which weighs only 20 grams (without strap). Follow by a limited-edition version to be constructed based on a new in-house developed “SPSCF” carbon material case that weighs only 11 grams, and this carbon version will be the lightest mechanical watch in the world.
This all-new model series will feature bi-retrograde hours / minutes on bottom left and right hand corner with a special mechanism designed and developed in-house, special coating on gears for durability. Power reserve indicator on top left-hand corner with 38-hours power reserve. Underneath the sapphire crystal, the whole movement structure can be clearly seen with the beauty of the curved mechanism.
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.
Specifications (Titanium version):~
Code : BHR030
Collection : Inventor
Model : 20G
Movement : Cal. BM02, manual wind, 28,800 beat rate (4Hz), 38 hours power reserve, bi- retrograde (hours / minutes).
Case : Grade 5 Titanium, Trapezoidal shape, size 42mm x 38mm, thickness 5.8mm, solid back cover.
Weighs : 20 grams head unit without strap
Water Resistance : 30M (3ATM)
Strap : Rubber (fluoroelastomer) with pin buckle.
Warranty : 3-years Worldwide Warranty + additional 2 years if register on website