Far from the one-stunt horse MeisterSinger gave off an impression of being 15 years prior, the German brand shows incredible watchmaking with this Circularis. As yet showing the time with a solitary hand (mono aiguille) however controlled by a decent restrictive development, the Circularis gets another, marginally retro adaptation named Old Radium.
At first sight, there is one specific component that separates MeisterSinger from some other watchmaker: the single-hand show of time. Yet, investigating the brand, there are some more particularities to be found. For instance its legacy: the company was established in 2001 in the Westfalian city of Münster. Nobody at any point pondered establishing a genuine watch company in Münster – let alone in 2001. At that point there is the brand’s practically lovely and very unordinary reasoning on schedule: “MeisterSinger watches don’t force their specialized exactness on their proprietors, however accompany them prudently for the duration of the day. (… ) A watch that advises the opportunity to the closest five minutes makes the wearer more lenient as far as being somewhat early or late, and unquestionably more settled in the information that the truly significant arrangements are not estimated in seconds.“
The MSA01 movement
Now, that doesn’t imply that MeisterSinger makes erroneous watches or tiresome developments. A remarkable opposite. With regards to genuine watchmaking, the Circularis is MeisterSinger’s most fascinating line. The developments for these models were created in Switzerland as indicated by specs set out and just utilized by the brand.
This development was presented in 2014 and in those days truly showed the aspirations this brand has; it was a major advance up from utilizing just re-appropriated ETA or ETA-cloned developments. It is anything but a completely in-house produced development, and that is the reason it’s known as a restrictive development, yet it certainly characterizes MeisterSinger. The development is very huge and is wonderfully planned. Most striking are the two barrels, that have a combined force save of 5 days. It was initially presented as a hand-wound (MSH01), yet later likewise followed the automatic development (cal. MSA01) and the force save variant (cal. MSH02).
A current interpretation of customary values
Now the brand adds something retro-styled to the Circularis assortment. This new creation is known as the “Old Radium” and the look is marginally more easygoing than you would anticipate from MeisterSinger. The case has a fine matte completion and the tie is made of unpleasant, dim earthy colored “saddle calfskin”. Yet, the most engaging new component is the hour numerals, which are treated with “Old Radium” brilliant paint – giving the watch a marginally retro look. The dial and hand are additionally adorned with brilliant red details.
The case is very large also; 43 millimeters and it is water-impervious to 50m. Through the enormous open caseback, the automatic MSA01 development can be seen widely, and that view is truly something advantageous. The round graining ornamentation, the scaffolds and the general plan are totally progressed nicely and truly show that MeisterSinger has advanced a long way from the one-stunt horse it might have remained.
The MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic Old Radium will be evaluated at EUR 4,990. More data on meistersinger.com