An elegant watch with a singe-hand dial and a bespoke movement.
Founded in 2001, German watchmaking brand MeisterSinger designs and produces distinctive timepieces with a single hand. Company founder Manfred Brassler took inspiration from the cultural traditions of early watchmaking for the brand’s award-winning watches. The single hand points both to the hour and to the five-minute markings on the edge of the dial, in a similar way to mechanical timepieces crafted until the 18th century. The brand has received many design awards for its timepieces, including the God Design Award, iF Design Award, and German Design Award. The new Singularis watch joins MeisterSinger’s collection that comprises around 50 different models. Based on the brand’s classic N°03, the elegant case measures 43mm in diameter. In a first for the brand, Singularis features a dial ring that boasts the same sunburst blue finish of the central dial.
Applied with care, the numerals from 01 to 12 feature a white finish while the hour markers are glossy silver. The exhibition back offers a great view of the bespoke, MeisterSinger MSA01 automatic caliber movement that boasts a unique bridge as well as a perfectly balanced rotor. Specially designed for single-hand watches, the movement has a custom mechanism that enables a power reserve of 120 hours. Beautiful detailing further sets the movement apart with elaborate grain patterns, beveled and lustrous chamfers, and gold inlay engraving. Other features include a date function, a domed sapphire glass, and a leather strap with a double-folding clasp. Strap options range from brown calf leather with a crocodile grain to vintage saddle leather in either cognac or yellow. Available from the middle of March, 2022, the MeisterSinger Singularis watch costs around $5,200. Photography© MeisterSinger.