MeisterSinger – Poise with Precision
The all new moon phase Lunascope from single-hand watch creators MeisterSinger. Creating mechanical watches for people who see the bigger picture and simply want to stay on track rather than counting seconds, the German watch makers create time pieces with movement that is hardly visible to the human eye, yet follows the same relentless path as the ancient sundial.
Our division and representation of time has always followed the movement of the stars. Even back in the Middle Ages, tower clocks emulated astronomical models, preferring to recreate the mechanics of the heavens on Earth rather than wanting to show single minutes or even seconds.
The moon takes 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.9 seconds to circumnavigate the Earth.
The Lunascope represents the moon’s various phases, from which the natural impression of the Earth’s satellite corresponds with astronomical precision. This is what sets MeisterSinger apart from the competition; most watches take this figure and round it down to 29.5 days via the movement, which means they are inaccurate, deviating by eight hours per year and need to be corrected by one whole day each third year. However, the movement specially designed for the MeisterSinger Lunascope is much much more accurate. 128 years, a short period in astronomical terms, but a very long time in the world of watchmaking. This is the length of time the Lunascope’s moon-phase indicator will run before needing any kind of adjustment. Compared to the 3 years that most watches require, 128 is a huge difference, and quite the impressive achievement by the German watch makers.
Available in two different motif’s, the Lunascope can be found with a silvery opaline dial, on which the circular date window at 6 o’clock forms an optical contrast to the astronomical display or with a sunburst dial in the dark blue of the moon’s background. The silver, opaline model features a dark brown crocodile grain leather strap, the blue version comes with a calfskin strap in cognac, both with a 40mm exhibition case back.
Being released this April, the model is expected to retail at around £3,000 and looks to be popular with enthusiasts and fans of the brand.
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