Sidereus Brú na Bóinne Collection

Founded by product designers Bryan Leech and Martin Marley, Sidereus Watches launched their inaugural watch range Brú na Bóinne Collection in March 2019.

The Brú na Bóinne collection features three contemporary watches that pay homage to the megalithic structures at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. Designed and developed in-house, these timepieces features modified Swiss-Made automatic movements that are assembled, adjusted and tested in Ireland.

Sidereus Brú na Bóinne Collection

Bryan Leech, a product designer by training, has an extensive portfolio of product designs working with SME’s and multinational companies based in Ireland and he has worked extensively overseas in destinations as diverse as the Philippines, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Barbados and Bolivia.

Leech originally designed the watch as a one-off showpiece for ‘Timelines’, a retrospective exhibition of designs by Leech and Marley for ID2015, Year of Irish Design. He was keen to design a watch with a relevant Irish back story and found inspiration in the Boyne Valley where the magnificent Neolithic structures of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth stand proud in that magical landscape within the bend of the River Boyne. Through sketch work, modelling and an iterative design process the concept for the timepieces evolved and for the ID2015 exhibition, employing selective laser sintering 3D printing technologies; he fabricated and assembled three working prototypes.

Three years later, in May 2018, and the first pre-production watches were assembled for market research and testing. Additional refinements were made and the final production models were launched in March 2019.

Sidereus Brú na Bóinne Collection

The watches avoid the usual clichés found on so many products designed for an audience with an interest in Ireland and, instead, these contemporary watches rely on subtle references to the megalithic structures found at Brú na Bóinne. The profile of the watch takes inspiration from the side elevation of Newgrange. The orange second hand represents the light of the Winter Solstice sunrise travelling down the passage and illuminating the inner chamber.

The three recesses of the inner chamber are represented by the cruciform structure detail on the counterpoise of this hand. More importantly, these design details and references work equally well without any prior knowledge of the Newgrange backstory.

Sidereus Brú na Bóinne Collection

The base model is a three hand with date and the premium model incorporates a moon phase complication. Both the base and moon phase movements have modified rotors with proprietary finishing, machining and etching and the moon phase movement features a moon phase disc customised to incorporate unique graphic elements and background finishes.

Sidereus Brú na Bóinne Collection

All models are limited editions of 50 pieces with the limited edition number engraved into each case back. Most watches will be sold on a made-to-order basis; however, a small selection of watches may be available for purchase straight away.

Technical details

Brú na Bóinne Collection

Model: NEWGRANGE Moon Phase – Polished

Sidereus Newgrange Watch with Midnight Blue Dial

Movement
Modified Sellita SW280-1, self-winding automatic
3 Hands/Date/Moon Phase
Number of jewels: 26
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 28,000 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)

Case
Stainless Steel case 44mm diameter with exhibition back and screw-down crown
Scratch resistant domed sapphires with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 ATM/50m

Dial
Two tier, flat dial with radial lines
Date at 3H and Moon phase window at 6H
Hands: Skeletonised Polished Nickle Plated Brass with C1 Super-LumiNova®, Orange second hand with cruciform detail inspired by the inner chamber at Newgrange

Strap
Calf leather
Magee Tweed and Irish Dexter Leather options available at extra cost
Buckle: Proprietary Stainless Steel pin buckle, polished finish with Sidereus logo

Variants
Also available in a combination brushed/polish finish
White, Mid-blue or Dark Blue dials

Edition
Limited to 50 pieces in each specification

Retail price
€3,200.00

Model: NEWGRANGE Date/Time – Brushed

Sidereus Newgrange Watch with Brushed Finish and Greywacke Grey Dial

Movement
Modified Sellita SW200-1, self-winding automatic
3 Hands/Date
Number of jewels: 26
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 28,000 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)

Case
Stainless Steel case in a combination brushed/polished finish
44mm diameter with exhibition back and screw-down crown
Scratch resistant domed sapphires with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 ATM/50m.

Dial
Two tier, domed dial with radial lines
Date at 3H
Hands: Skeletonised Polished Nickle Plated Brass with C1 Super-LumiNova®, Orange second hand with cruciform detail inspired by the inner chamber at Newgrange

Strap
Calf leather
Magee Tweed and Irish Dexter Leather options available at extra cost
Buckle: Proprietary Stainless Steel pin buckle, brushed finish with polished Sidereus logo

Variants
Also available in polished finish
White, Grey or Black dials

Edition
Limited to 50 pieces in each specification

Retail price
€2,800.00

Model: KNOWTH Date/Time – Ion-plated Grey

Sidereus Knowth Watch with Ion-plated Grey Finish and Fawn Grey Dial

Movement
Modified Sellita SW200-1, self-winding automatic
3 Hands/Date
Number of jewels: 26
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 28,000 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)

Case
Stainless Steel case in a combination brushed/polished finish and ion-plated grey
44mm diameter with exhibition back and screw-down crown
Scratch resistant domed sapphires with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 ATM/50m

Dial
Two tier, domed dial with radial lines. Date at 3H.
Hands: Skeletonised Polished Nickle Plated Brass with C1 Super-LumiNova®, Orange second hand with cruciform detail inspired by the inner chamber at Newgrange

Strap
Calf leather
Magee Tweed and Irish Dexter Leather options available at extra cost
Buckle: Proprietary Stainless Steel pin buckle, brushed finish with polished Sidereus logo.

Variants
Also available in polished finish
White or Taupe dials

Edition
Limited to 50 pieces in each specification

Retail price
€2,900.00

Model: DOWTH Date/Time – Ion-plated Black

Sidereus Dowth Watch with Ion-plated Midnight Black Finish

Movement
Modified Sellita SW200-1, self-winding automatic
3 Hands/Date
Number of jewels: 26
Power reserve: 38 hours
Frequency: 28,000 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)

Case
Stainless Steel case in a combination brushed/polished finish and ion-plated black
44mm diameter with exhibition back and screw-down crown
Scratch resistant domed sapphires with anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 5 ATM/50m

Dial
Two tier, domed dial with radial lines
Date at 3H.
Hands: Skeletonised Polished Nickle Plated Brass with C1 Super-LumiNova®, Orange second hand with cruciform detail inspired by the inner chamber at Newgrange

Strap
Calf leather
Magee Tweed and Irish Dexter Leather options available at extra cost
Buckle: Proprietary Stainless Steel pin buckle, brushed finish with polished Sidereus logo

Variants
Also available in polished finish
White or Taupe dials

Edition
Limited to 50 pieces in each specification

Retail price
€2,900.00