Behrens SPACESHIP Watch

It would seem that 2020 is already following a similar pattern to 2019 insomuch as we find ourselves gravitating towards Kickstarter to find awesome new timepieces to get excited about. Well, the new year may only be a few days old but we’ve already found a belter in the shape of this Behrens SPACESHIP Watch which is taking the crowdfunding platform by storm as we speak.

The Behrens SPACESHIP Watch on Kickstarter is billed as a time-telling mechanism, with a super-slim multi polishing case which has all been put together with top tier materials to deliver a timepiece of some considerable quality that will get this decade off to a great start for any watch aficionado. The most striking feature of the SPACESHIP Watch is the entirely unique in-house time-telling mechanism, which tells the time in a completely different way than most mechanical timepieces, that make use of the typical hour and minute hands.

Reach for the Stars

Early bird pricing for the Behrens SPACESHIP Watch starts at a mighty reasonable £865 which, when you consider the materials and movement, is a small price to pay. The rotation and revolution of the two specially made sapphire crystal thin plates show the time in an entirely mesmerising way that will immediately catch the eye and start a conversation. The minute plate rotates once per hour while the hour plate rotates 30 degrees in the section of 55-60 minutes every hour. Time is specially shown with the red pointer underneath this and you’ll find it hard not to want to check the time much more regularly in 2020 if you’ve got one of these on your wrist.

The SPACESHIP Watch from Behrens on Kickstarter (£865) boasts Swiss Super-LumiNova® BGW9, which has been used on the numerals and will emit a Blue-Green glow in the dark and looks white in the daylight conditions. These stunning watches have been in development for 15 months and have 22 Unique parts with ZERO ready-made parts so it is clear that Behrens have put a lot of care and attention in to create an utterly unique timepiece for 2020.

The case of the SPACESHIP Watch is crafted from 316L stainless steel which is widely used in high-end, luxury watches. Multi-polishing methods are applied which includes 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 to deliver an unparalleled sense of quality to proceedings. Behrens have used the Miyota 9015 for our movement, which is well-known for its slimness, reliability and stability. This Japanese movement functions with a frequency of 4Hz (28,800 A/h), 24 jewels, 42-hour power reserve, automatic winding, and a sweep second movement.

Impeccable Design & Build

Behrens describe themselves as perfectionists and this shines through in their glorious looking and unique SPACESHIP Watch on Kickstarter. Each one comes with a high quality, fine crafted Italian leather strap and an interchangeable catch on the lugs side which will let you change your strap in no time at all without any special tool needed.

The £865 price tag is a fair one for the quality of timepiece on offer here and Behrens have shone previously their credentials in delivering a top quality automatic timepiece. If you want an accessory on your wrist for 2020 that is suitably impressive for kicking off a brand new decade, look no further than the SPACESHIP from Behrens funding on Kickstarter right now.

Leo Davie