B017 – CONSTELLER collection (Limited Production)
Inspired by the stars sparkling in the dark sky at night. Starry sky and Moon have always been our key design elements for BEHRENS. From the early stage of the brand’s develop, we have been using this theme for the design of our watches, from B001 Luna Rock, Moonlight to B013 Astronomer collections, they are all carrying the design elements from this theme.
In 2023, we will be launching an all-new “Original” series collection, B017 CONSTELLER. A mechanical wristwatch featuring with a new completely new design of time display. The functional displays will be diverted onto 3 sub-dials using the regulator concept, meaning hours and minutes will be displayed on 2 separate sub-dials locating at 7:30 and 4:30 position respectively. Meanwhile, a true moonphase display will be offered for this collection at 12:00 position.
Based on what we have designed and developed in the past, the all-new B017 CONSTELLER collection has been focusing on carrying forward some of our iconic feature design elements to show a continuation of our signatures. By mean of such, to match the design theme, we have adopted a dark theme for this model. From which on the dark blue aventurine dial with stars pattern, we have designed and developed a mechanical module to show the time in hours, minutes, and seconds in regulator format.
The 3 sub-dials are designed to be integrated with the mechanical module system with a raised thickness to add a 3D effect towards the module so that it can be shown with a more layering effect. The hours’ display by the sub-dial at 7:30 position has 2 individual hands that show the normal time in hours, plus a secondary blue hand to show a 24-hour base day / night indication. The sub-dial on 4:30 position shows the minutes, and in the center, there will be a sweep seconds’ hand. Also, for 12:00 position, there is a display of the moonphase showing the shape of the moon in accordance with the true moonphase.
Meanwhile, the case is a sized 42mm stainless steel 316L base coated in black which has been one of BEHRENS iconic design. Like all our watches, B017 CONSTELLER has a domed shape anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal.
*** Technical Aspects
The theme design of CONSTELLER is the sky and moon. From which apart from the Moonphase display based on the 12:00 position sub-dial, there are 2 moons on each side of the rotating disc which has been designed base on 59 days per cycle, meaning each moon cycle will be 29.5 days (normal moon cycle is 29.53059 days per cycle). The moon position is set by setting of the time in hours and minutes (sync with time). Meanwhile, the dial which made out of blue aventurine material with constellations made by metal applied indexes turns with a 31 days cycle is adjusted by the date change function via crown. Meaning the whole dial turns by date instantly at midnight. This is a unique feature, thanks to the mechanical module system we have developed.
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.
B017 – CONSTELLER Series Technical Specifications:
– Dial : Dark Blue Aventurine with constellation deco
– Movement : Miyota 9-series Automatic with 24 jewels, 4Hz (28,800 Oscillation/Hour)
– Case : Stainless Steel 316L with high quality mat and gross surface polish finished with a black coating.
– Case Size : 42mm in Diameter (without crown) and 12.5mm overall thickness. New crown design
– Back cover : Sapphire crystal see-through back.
– Crystal : Dome shaped Sapphire Crystal coated with anti-reflection coating.
– Strap : Leather strap.
– Water Res. : 5ATM (50m)
Warranty : 3-years Worldwide Warranty + additional 2 years if register on website