Gazing up on the sky, and the limitless abyss that’s house, can each be daunting and inspirational on the identical time. Astronomers have relied on this very precept for hundreds of years, to map out the place we’re precisely, and determine easy methods to navigate our planet. And to not point out, easy methods to decide the passage of time and divide it into regulated segments we will use as a normal measurement every day. It’s no shock then that astrological issues are a recurring theme within the subject of watchmaking, with the newest to carry this celestial inspiration to the wrist being the Behrens x Label Noir Apolar Black Moon.
Whereas we’ve got featured Behrens solely as soon as earlier than, Label Noir is a returning visitor right here at MONOCHROME Watches. The design studio is answerable for a number of, unsurprisingly, totally blacked out restricted editions in addition to bespoke one-offs primarily based on present watches. We’ve seen the Armin Strom Gravity Equal Drive x Label Noir, the Maurice Lacroix Aikon x Label Noir and the first-ever Rolex Tourbillon (sure, that exists).
Teaming up with Behrens, a younger and upcoming model with a factor for unconventional shows, has resulted within the Apolar Black Moon. This watch has an intriguing show and has been given the identical “Label Noir” therapy as earlier collaborations. The 42mm huge metal and titanium case is fully black DLC coated and has a mixture of brushed and polished surfaces. The extremely domed sapphire crystal covers what’s greatest described as an orbital spectacle.
The bottom dial, in black clearly, has a moon-like texture and acts because the background for the timing show. Essentially the most noticeable components of the dial are the 3D spherical earth, rotating as soon as each 24 hours and adorned with a pink marker, the inclined 3D spherical moon rotating in a 28-day cycle, and the 2 rotating discs within the backside. The left one signifies the hours, and the correct one is for the minutes. Mixed, time is learn digitally. The ultimate indication is the double-handed seconds hand following a semi-circular observe within the centre of all of it.
Behrens depends on an ETA 2824 for the bottom motion and provides an in-house developed and constructed module on prime. This offers the watch its distinctive show, one thing you’d anticipate from manufacturers like Urwerk, or perhaps MB&F. Operating at a frequency of 28,800vph, it offers 42 hours of energy reserve when totally wound. The motion will be seen via the sapphire crystal caseback.
The Behrens x Label Noir Apolar Black Moon is proscribed to only 50 items, all worn on a black cloth strap with contrasting white stitching and a black metal pin buckle. The worth is ready at CHF 4,900, and it’s completely obtainable via Behrens Watches and Label Noir as of now.