MeisterSinger, the German brand best known for its single handed pieces, has launched a new collection called Circularis, that is getting the brand new 14½-line MSH01 manual wind mechanical movement.
The development of the MSH01 is the result of three years of collaboration between the MeisterSinger team and their Swiss partners.
Twin in-series mainspring barrels provide the movement with an abundant 5 days power reserve. The in-series springs guarantee a smoother power delivery to the mechanism than, for instance, a single spring, providing the movement with a high degree of power precision. In addition to the mainspring barrels, the bridge design gives the movement a highly unusual geometry – and demonstrates the aspiration of the founder of MeisterSinger, Manfred Brassler, to merge design ideals with high technical refinement.
For the first time, he not only designed the face and the case of a watch, but also the balanced appearance of the movement. The joy of his attention to detail is also obvious in the finishing – the elaborate circular polishing of the rhodium-plated bridge, mirror-polished bevels, blued screws, and engraving in gold.
Since a single, long hour hand needs to run with particular precision, a dial train with spring wheel was integrated in the movement in order to minimize the backlash of the hand. The assortment too has been specially developed for this movement design, which means that independence is guaranteed for the design of further products in this line.
The Circularis comes with a newly designed extra-large crown for easy winding. It takes a little time until sufficient tension has built up in the rotating barrels and the balance wheel begins to rotate, but that makes winding the watch a micro-mechanical experience and a pleasant little ritual – even though it is only needed every five days.
MeisterSinger is making the debut of the Circularis collection with three models: an ivory dial, a sunburst silver-white dial and a sunburst sapphire blue dial version. The 43 mm stainless steel case is water resistant up to 5 bars and it is covered with a domed sapphire crystal.
The recommended retail price for these models is €3,998 (about $5,600 CAD).
More about MeisterSinger at www.meistersinger.de