B017 – CONSTELLER collection. 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.
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 Behrens 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, they have adopted a dark theme for this model. From which on the dark blue aventurine dial with stars pattern, they have designed and developed a special mechanical module to show the time in hours, minutes, and seconds in regulator format alongside with a moonphase and rotating constellation sky.
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 (silver & blue) 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 (blue).
Also, for 12:00 position, there is a display of the moonphase showing the shape of the moon in accordance with the true moonphase. The moonphase is being displayed in a cycle of 2 x 29.5 days per Moon cycle andi s synchronized with the time (by setting) to provide accuracy to the moonphase display. In real life, a retrospective moon cycle is 29.53059 days, by presetting our moonphase display cycle to 29.5 days per cycle, which means the moonphase display will only have 1 day difference for every 32.6904 days cycle.
Constellation Sky Display
The dial of CONSTELLER is made from dark blue aventurine materials to simulate the sky with constellations made by applied metal index, from which this dial which is part of the mechanical module system turns according to the date change mechanism (31 days basis). Meaning at mid-night the whole dial and its constellations will turn instantly.
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.
Glass:Domed Sapphire Crystal
Case: Stainless Steel 316L with high quality mat and gross surface polish finished with a black coating.
Size:42mm Case Diameter, 12.5mm thickness
Movement: Miyota 9-series Automatic Movement