MeisterSinger returns to its moderate Neo model with another pointer date complication. Forsaking the round date gap of previous Neo models, MeisterSinger demonstrates that two hands don’t double-cross the brand’s commitment to single-hand watches or play with the spotless German/Bauhaus plan that recognizes its watches. Accessible in 36mm and 40mm treated steel cases, the pointer date is perfectly situated in the focal point of the dial offering an outline of the whole month in question.
Slowing down time
Since its 2001 presentation available with its flighty single-hand watches, MeisterSinger’s dissident plans have prevailed upon armies of devotees and incalculable honors. Time ticks at an alternate speed at MeisterSinger and you can understand how and why this abnormal idea turned into a reality in Gandor’s article . Originator Manfred Brassler’s thought was to give wearers an overall outline of the time, not a hyper-accuracy perusing of the minutes and seconds. By eliminating the hands typically relegated to record the minutes and seconds, MeisterSinger’s watches transfer the time with only one hand. The logo of the brand includes a transformed fermata, the melodic documentation for a drawing out or holding a note, a fitting visual analogy.
The Neo assortment was planned with the ‘toning it down would be best’ theory and its first manifestations were 36mm models with moderate dials, a solitary hand for the hours and minutes, the twofold digit hour numerals and a round gap for the date with an alternate shading foundation at 6 o’clock. With its for all intents and purposes non-existent bezel and domed Hesalite glass over the dial, the state of mind was obviously retro and the name Neo picked to summon the recovery of the slick, current plans of the mid-20th century (read Bauhaus). A subsequent line, called Neo Plus presented a bigger case size of 40mm with similar highlights on the dial.
The new Neo Pointer Date relinquishes the round date window and receives an exemplary pointer date. Some time before the presence of the date window in 1945 on Rolex’s Datejust, schedule watches would frequently show the date around the outskirts of the dial with an extra halfway mounted hand. The upside of this date design over the individual date in a window is that you get a dream of the whole month and a vibe for how far into the month you are. Is it the primary seven day stretch of the month, would you say you are part of the way as the month progressed, is the month practically finished? Similar as the brand’s way of thinking of giving you a rough time perusing, this organization offers you a general point of view of the month in question.
The somewhat recessed date track is situated in the focal point of the dial with odd numbers in Arabic numerals and even days with red markers. Normally the typography utilized for the date and the slight needle-like pointer hand is in accordance with MeisterSinger’s trademark style.
Two case sizes, two dial options
Available in 36mm (Neo Pointer Date) and 40mm (Neo Plus Pointer Date) hardened steel cases and with a sunburst blue or a white opaline dial, the Neo Pointer Date has figured out how to consolidate a second hand without deceiving its ‘single hand, moderate time’ reasoning. Likewise with regards to the brand’s way of thinking of limited costs, the two models are outfitted with reevaluated Swiss developments, for this situation a programmed Sellita SW 200-1 with a 38-hour power save. The caseback is in a bad way and the dial secured with solidified Acrylic glass. An attractive cross section Milanese steel arm band accompanies both models.
Availability and price
The Neo Pointer Date and the Neo Plus Pointer Date will be accessible from March/April 2020. The 36mm Pointer Date retails for EUR 1,270 on cowhide and EUR 1,290 on Milanese. The 40mm “Plus” model retails for EUR 1,370 on cowhide and EUR 1,390 on Milanese.
More data at Meistersinger.com.