WHO ARE WE?
Hello! We are the BEHRENS ORIGINAL - a watch company that is based in Hong Kong. We specialized in watchmaking and watch modification, in which we take pride in what we do. Our founder, B.Q.Jack, has more than 15 years in watchmaking - which we genuinely called him a watch factory master.
HOW DID WE COME ALIVE?
We pledged to inherit Peter Behrens’ (14 April 1868 - 27 February 1940) design philosophy on watchmaking. He was a German architect and designer; and also one of the important figures to the modernist movement.
“...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.”
We have been modifying our own movement since 2012 and testing it for years before revealing it to the world. In honouring his name and his inspiring achievement, we named after him and thus, BEHRENS ORIGINAL.
WHAT IS OUR AIM?
Originality! Affordability! Develop ability!
MOON PHASE FUNCTION(ONLY AVAILABLE IN MOON PHASE MODEL)
“To challenge “moon phase watch” is our first milestone.”
We have noticed that watches with a moonphase function are generally more adored by many watchers and collectors. After years of exploring the possibilities behind the popularity of this type of watch, we have concluded that the practicality and romantic sensation are the reasons.
Our watch, THE MOONPHASE, is a watch finely crafted with a moon phase indicator located at 6 o'clock position. We perceived that most of the moonphase watches on the market have a small moon display, which we decided to go opposite of it. Our watch has a big, complete moon display rather than a small, incomplete one. Our moon phase display system is based on a 31-tooth driving wheel showing the beauty of each phases of the moon. It requires manual correction every month to ensure each rotation happens every 31 days.
Unlike the common moonphase systems on the market, our system is far more elaborate. One of the main things is that our moonphase is presented conversely. The moon phase and the stars are coated with Super Luminova which provides bright luminous effect under dark environment. The moon phase dial is remarkably crafted with oil pressure and high-density silk-screen printing, for achieving both slenderness and stereoscopic imagery.
Take a look and understand more about the complication and the concept of moonphase watches here at govbergwatch! https://www.govbergwatches.com/blog/moonphase/?amp
We have soul; so do watches. Movement is the soul of all watches and that is exactly what attracts all watch collectors. Our factory has more than 10 years of experiences in Swiss and Japan movement watchmaking and watch modification. This time we are proud to present our new modified mechanical movement BR2515 (BR2515 is a modificated movement from a famous Japan movement). It functions with a frequency of 4Hz (28,800 A/h), 24 jewels, automatic winding, and a sweep second movement. With a movement of height 4.3mm and 26mm overall diameter, it is super slim. If you are worrying about the power reserve of the watch, rest assure! The BR2515 provides up to 40 hours of power-reserve. It is perfect for your daily usage.
We deeply focused on watch modification and movement tuning. As such, absolute accuracy is always on our important checklist. We ensure the quality of every parts by using strict control testing standards before assembling the watches.
The testing procedure lasts 7 days
Day 1 Before assembling the watches, the movement is fully wound (also known as T0) mechanically. The movement is tested in five positions, crown left, crown up, crown down, dial up and dial down. Then given a rest period of 24 hours(also known as T24) , the movement is tested again in the five positions.
Day 3 After assembling all the parts together, the watch is put into an auto-winding machine for 1 day. The watch would be fully wound and be tested with the same testing procedure in Day 1.
Day 5 The watch keeps putting into an auto-winding machine. The watch would be fully wound and be tested with the same testing procedure in Day 1.
Day 7 Before packing, the watch is fully wound(t0) and is tested in five positions again.
All our watches have to pass all of the above procedures before delivery. We make sure that the accuracy of our watches are highly maintained in -20~+20 seconds/day. We tested the watches in more positions than the normal quality checkups do - we tested the watches in 5 positions while the others tested in 3 positions only.
As we have modified the movement, we need to ensure the watches are adequate in every situations. We then tested the sample watches on wrist for more than 9 months before we started our kickstarter campaign. The stableness of BEHRENS ORIGINAL watches are highly guaranteed.
FINE CRAFTED ITALIAN CALF LEATHER STRAP
We are all perfectionists, we see the pairing of the best leather strap and BEHRENS watches is an obligation. We provide a high quality fine crafted italian calf leather strap to give you the most comfortable and pleasant wearing experience. The strap with an interchangeable catch on the lugs side allows you to change your strap without any special tool.
Case design is one of the significant symbols of our watches. Our dedication for watch making is clear: The case is made of 316L stainless steel which is widely used in high-end watches. We applied many different production processes to make a remarkable watch case. Multi-polishing methods are applied: including mirror polished on the bezel and the edges of the lugs, horizontal brushed on the sides, vertical brushed on the lugs and circular brush on the back. Although these production methods are long and costly, we aim to give you the best looking, durable, and elegant watch cases. Besides, the four lugs of the case are separately produced; the angle of the watch will be sharp and absolute. Such costly production method could only be found in luxury watches production.
To enhance the slim movement and the innovative moon phase disc, we minimized the height of the case to 7.9mm only. While including the sapphire crystal and the lugs, the height is now only 11.4mm(for MOON PHASE model) which is really comfortable to wear.
For producing luxurious watches, we persist to use only sapphire crystal for both sides of the watches. Due to the remarkable hardness of sapphires - 9 on the mohs scale, our watches can hardly be damaged by plain scratches. Thus, we believe that sapphire crystal is the most suitable material for a daily wear.
For MOON PHASE model, dome shape sapphire crystal is used to give an ultimately slim appearance to the watch. As sapphire is a hard material (A 4.5mm thick raw sapphire material is used to craft into a 2.4mm dome shape crystal), it is beyond difficult to make the dome shape sapphire. Since it is costly and time consuming (our machine can only produce 3 pieces of dome shape sapphire crystal max. per day), the yield rate is low.
DIAMOND CUTTING REFLECTIVE INDEX
(ONLY AVAILABLE IN MOON PHASE MODEL)
We innovated a new method of index making - the Diamond Cutting Index. The index is cut by a diamond cutter 20 times in two directions; thus the surface of the index is a complex obliques.To give the dial a luxurious touch, light is our major resource. With light reflects on the index’s glossy surface from different angles, a rainbow(chrome) color is created. We believe such natural phenomenon will attract many of you.
We are confident about the quality of our watches - BEHRENS ORIGINAL watches. Each watch is backed by a 2-year warranty. We have our own factory and watch masters performing quality checks and maintenance everyday before shipping. So rest assure, your precious watches are well taken care of and are ready to give you the most comfortable wearing experience!
* The logo "BEHRENS 2012" is used on the prototypes for videos and maybe some of the photos, our final products will be "BEHRENS ORIGINAL"
$300,000 EXTRA STRAP
If we successfully reached $300,000, we will have an extra blue fine crafted italian calf leather strap as a gift to all the backers! Please share our project to your friends and get your wonderful blue italian calf leather strap for free now!
$600,000 UPGRADED BUTTERFLY BUCKLE
It looks great when a chair is made out of different sizes of diamonds; but how many people would actually want to sit in that? We took that analogy in heart and thus, the butterfly buckle. The butterfly buckle is not solely looks great, but the comfortability is on par: the buckle forms the strap into a ring shape, which it also avoids bending the strap. If we reached $600,000, we will have a new look to our buckles - the Butterfly buckles! This butterfly buckle is made of 316L stainless steel that opens super easily; with just a light finger pressure, you’ll master the art of opening it. So don't miss the chance to get your most remarkable and affordable timepiece!
$1,000,000 ONE MORE YEAR WARRANTY
WOW! A total of three (3) year warranty is given if we reached HKD$1,000,000. This is what the watch lovers want most.
MORE SNAP SHOTS TO SHOW THE BEAUTY OF BEHRENS ORIGINAL WATCHES
Risks and challenges
BEHRENS ORIGINAL aims to be a movement develop company. We will keep developing new movement/time display method on our products. The R&A is costly and time consuming. We are also developing 3 models and will be applying on-wrist testing. The testing is strict and time consuming. If you think we are on the right path, please support and subscribe us. Thank you so much :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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