Inspired by the stars sparkling in the dark sky at night. Starry sky and Moon have often been our key design elements for BEHRENS. From the early stage of the brand’s development, we have been using these themes for the design of our wristwatches, from B001 Luna Rock, Moonlight to B013 Astronomer collections, which are all in these themes.
In 2022, we are launching an all-new “Original” series collection, B017 CONSTELLER. A mechanical wristwatch featuring with a new completely new time display design. The functional displays will be isometrically distributed onto the 3 sub-dials adopting 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.