German model MeisterSinger is usually identified for ONE factor, creating watches that show the time in an uncommon, somewhat poetical and sluggish method, because of a single hand. For the reason that basis of the model by Manfred Brassler in 2001 within the metropolis of Münster, Westphalia, this nice and distinctive needlepoint over the dial has turn out to be a real hallmark of MeisterSinger. However there’s extra to MS than simply that. The model additionally is aware of the best way to make issues, in addition to actions made particularly for them. It began in 2014 with the Circularis and its hand-wound 5-day motion. It has been adopted by an automated model in 2016. As we speak we see the introduction of the MeisterSinger Singularis, which represents the second technology of automated manufacture watches with the large and highly effective Calibre MSA01.
For greater than a decade, MeisterSinger has principally relied on outsourced, comparatively utilitarian actions so as to show the time on its watches. Suppose ETA or Sellita calibres, with or with out further issues. And whereas this example remains to be true in the present day, with many of the fashions powered by these easy but dependable engines, the model determined to up its sport within the mid-2010s. And it has finished this with two issues. First, there’s the somewhat cool leaping hour show of the Salthora or Salthora Meta X. Then got here a duo of manufacture actions, with much more energy and exclusivity than the same old automated ETA or clones. And don’t overlook that the model even just lately unveiled a watch with an “hour-strike au passage” complication (and for a really affordable worth).
Again to the actions… In 2014, and with the assistance of Synergies Horlogeres (which has now merged with Christopher Ward), MeisterSinger offered the Circularis, a big hand-wound watch geared up with a dual-barrel motion and a 5-day energy reserve, the calibre MSH01. Later in 2016, it will likely be adopted by the Circularis Automated, utilizing the identical base motion with an extra self-winding module, thus changing into the MSA01. The fashions throughout the Circularis assortment, equivalent to this instance with energy reserve indication, have since turn out to be the model’s flagships.
As we speak, MeisterSinger presents Singularis, the second technology of watches geared up with the manufacture actions. Mechanically an identical to the Circularis, the model has determined to present this new Singularis a extra traditional design, which echoes that of the MeisterSinger traditional N°03, in all probability one of the recognizable fashions throughout the portfolio. As such, the diameter is saved at 43mm but the case has a distinct form, with a extra pronounced bezel and general extra depth within the design. The variations on this 3-part case are additionally seen on the again, with a see-through caseback held in place by 6 screws. The edges are extra angular and (to be confirmed) the lugs seem barely shorter than on the Circularis.
The evolution on this MeisterSinger Singularis can be seen on the dial. For the primary time in a watch by MS, the dial is framed by an angled inside flange – beforehand, all dials have been flat. The latter is printed with completely different markers, equivalent to a 12-24 scale and dots and factors marking the half and quarter hours. The bottom of the dial reveals a sunray-brushed sample and a vivid blue color, contrasting with the utilized white numeral and silver-coloured hour markers. The central hand, this skinny white needle, permits for a comparatively exact indication of the time. The bevelled date window at 6 o’clock has been retained. The watch is worn on a cognac-coloured saddle leather-based strap.
Below the hood is the Calibre MSA01, a motion co-developed for MeisterSinger on the bottom of the hand-wound MSH01. This motion is notable principally for its structure with two barrels in sequence, offering a strong 5-day energy reserve. It’s additionally nice to have a look at, with properly adorned bridges and a few magnificence in the best way the weather are opened – there’s a sure natural “stream” on this motion. On high is a big rotor, which not solely has been lower to disclose the 2 barrels, but additionally mimics the model’s emblem. It’s stated by the model to run inside chronometer tolerances (however it’s not a licensed chronometer).
Availability & Value
The MeisterSinger Singularis Automated watch will likely be a part of the everlasting assortment as of mid-March 2022. It’s priced at EUR 4,690, which is in the identical worth vary as a Circularis Automated.
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