MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition
MeisterSinger Astroscope: A planetary spectacle in black and yellow With this special model limited to 200 pieces the day becomes an event.
MeisterSinger is the world’s leading icon for single-hand watches, synonymous with multiple award-winning design and excellent Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship. MeisterSinger watches show the time without any of the frenetic minute and second hands of conventional versions and encourage a relaxed approach to time in our fast-moving world. The finely designed tip of the single hand literally points to the current moment in time. Every glance at a MeisterSinger watch reminds the wearer of that one essential thing: The present moment itself.
As unique as our planets
It’s the sun and the moon that divide our time into day and night and the twelve months of the year for everyone to perceive and observe. However, the division into seven-day weeks does not follow any particular astronomical rhythm but has more of a mythological background. The method most likely dates back to the Babylonians, who, like many other peoples, considered the number seven to be especially holy and connected with seven celestial bodies: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. The Astroscope displays the weekdays with these seven heavenly bodies.
The current day of the week is indicated by a yellow dot; wandering back and forth above the intimated horizon, which gives the impression of a night sky.
Reading a single-hand watch
Each line in the outer circle of MeisterSinger’s single-hand watches stands for exactly 5 minutes. The hand is therefore both an hour hand and a minute hand. For example, if the hand points to the fifth stroke after ten, the time is 10:25.
The line hierarchy typical of MeisterSinger single-hand watches additionally divides the time display into half and quarter hours, thus making it easier to read off the time accurately.
With the unique way of displaying the days of the week, the Astroscope drew a great deal of attention. The model has won the German Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award, and the iF Design Award for its overall design concept.
Special series with yellow…
This year, MeisterSinger is launching a special series limited to 200 pieces with a black sunburst finish and sunny yellow. Thanks to a Super-LumiNova coating, the hands, hour indices and weekday display glow in the dark. The new model comes with a super-soft calfskin watchstrap in a yellow that beautifully matches the graphic depictions on the dial. The imprint „One of 200“ on the glass exhibition back emphasizes the fact that this watch is one of only 200 pieces manufactured.
... and the usual strong drive
The Swiss Sellita SW220 automatic movement, which is specially modified for MeisterSinger’s single-hand watches, quietly ticks inside the Astroscope. Concealed by the dial, a large weekday ring with several white dots advances one step day by day. A clearly visible white dot tells the wearer the current day of the week. The date display can be conveniently set via its quick-switch function. The rotor provides the watch with a power reserve of 38 hours.
Limited edition of 200 pieces
- Material: Stainless steel
- Diameter: 40mm
- Thickness: 10.50mm
- Lug width: 20mm
- Glass: Sapphire crystal
- Case back: 6 screws exhibition back (mineral glass)
- Water-resistant to 50 meters (5 bar)
Dial and hand
- Black and yellow
- White hand
- Sellita SW 220
- Automatic winding movement
- Power reserve of 38 hours
- Hours, minutes
- Day and date
- [The Astroscope displays the days of the week in a unique way, i.e., related to the celestial bodies that have been assigned to the weekdays since ancient times. A yellow dot indicates the current day of the week, not in a linear or radial fashion, but wandering back and forth in a constellation that only occurs every ten to twelve years in the southern night sky of the northern hemisphere.]
Strap and buckle
- Vintage saddle leather, yellow
MSRP: EUR 2'190
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