Baselworld 2018: Introducing the MeisterSinger Lunascope

Meistersinger has had the one-hand watch down to a tee for some time now. This year, they are adding a cool new moonphase to the repertoire and doing it with some style. The MeisterSinger Lunascope couples the familiar single-hand method of time-telling with a gloriously large moonphase display, and the result is a watch that’s very pleasing on the eye.
Following the example set by Arnold & Son, Schaumburg, and Christopher Ward, the moon display is large and intricately detailed, sitting proudly against a deep-blue, star-filled sky. The concept of a single hand showing the time on a 12-hour dial aims to slow down our perception of the passing of time, and the moon serenely traversing the sky only adds to that.

The base caliber visible through the exhibition case back is the automatic ETA 2836-2 coupled with a moonphase module (one that was developed with Synergies Horlogères) that’s accurate to one day every 128 years. The movement has 38 hours of power reserve.

Using as a starting point the same 40mm polished stainless steel case as the Pangaea, the MeisterSinger Lunascope should make for an exquisite choice as a  slightly off-the-beaten-track dress watch.

Two dial choices will be available when the watch goes on sale in early April: a clean opaline silver and a brilliant blue. The color of the night sky and the matching date window taking the place of the six o’clock numeral offer a nice contrast against the silvery backdrop of the former dial, or they become more concealed and integrated within the dial of the latter.

Whereas the opaline dial variant (complete with a striking blued hand) may be a better representation of a traditional moonphase dress watch, the expanse of dazzling blue as an alternative option means there is really no bad choice here.

Both variants of the Lunascope will sell for €2,990. MeisterSinger

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