MeisterSinger is one of those brands with a strong history of dancing to the beat of its own drum, producing some of the finest, most iconic single-handed timepieces around. For Basel 2017, however, the brand has greatly expanded its niche with three diverse new models while staying true to its original one-hander ethos. The trio of the Neo Plus, Circularis Power Reserve, and Salthora Meta X take MeisterSinger into exciting new territory: a 40mm with date, 43mm power reserve and (most excitingly) a 43mm jumping hour diver, respectively. What does this expanded line mean for the brand? Let’s dive right in and find out.
The first of the three, the MeisterSinger Neo Plus, is the most traditionally MeisterSinger of the trio. Essentially just an update to the existing Neo line, the Neo Plus’ biggest difference is its growth to 40mm from the original Neo’s 36. That said, it’s still a handsome design at the new, larger size. The case is a slim, simple affair, with a so-thin-it’s-almost-nonexistent polished bezel and short, elegant lugs. The crown at three o’clock is similarly small, ensuring nothing overshadows the classically simplistic dial.