We love the way MeisterSinger mechanical watches display the time with great precision and in an unusual way, using only one hand, just like back in the days when the first mechanical timepieces were invented in the late Middle Ages.
The new Astroscope Edition displays the weekdays in a way never seen before, i.e. in relation to the celestial bodies that have been attributed to the various days of the week since ancient times.
The new model has been designed with a dark dial that represents the night sky. The numerals are depicted in a fine serif typeface and the astronomical symbols are designed in luminous orange. Together with the luminous hand, the time can also be easily read at night.
Above the circular date window and the MeisterSinger logo there is an intimated horizon, enhancing the impression of gazing up at the heavens. The new model comes with a super-soft calfskin watchstrap in sunshine orange corresponding with the texture on the dial.
The Astroscope is powered by a Swiss automatic movement that can be viewed through the exhibition glass back, which is affixed with six screws. The stainless steel case is a slender 40 mm in diameter and water-resistant up to 5 bar.
Just as most planets are named after Roman gods, most days of the week in both German and English take their corresponding names from Norse mythology. Throughout history, the allocation of the days of the week to celestial bodies has endured the test of time:
Monday > Moon ☽
Tuesday > Mars ♂
Wednesday > Mercury ☿
Thursday > Jupiter ♃
Friday > Venus ♀
Saturday > Saturn ♄
Sunday > Sun ☉
The Astroscope stylises this formation on its dial; a bright dot appears on Monday at about 12 o’clock at the moon symbol and the next day to the left at the Mars symbol. On Wednesday it appears next to Mercury at about 9 o’clock; on Thursday next to Jupiter at 3 o’clock.
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Day and date display
Diameter 25,6 mm / 11 ó III
Height 5,1 mm
28.800 semioscillations per hour / 4 Hz
Power reserve 38 hours
Incabloc antishock system
Rotor with engraved logo
Stainless steel polished
Diameter 40 mm
Height 10,5 mm
Domed sapphire glass
Water resistant to 5 bar
6-screwed exhibition back
Saddle leather strap with stainless steel buckle