A non-conventional day and date watch from the German brand specializing in single-hand aesthetics.
After the Lunascope, MeisterSinger’s moon phase watch, the company has now developed a second model with an astronomical theme. The Astroscope displays the weekdays related to the heavenly bodies that have been attributed to the various days since ancient times: Monday – the Moon, Tuesday – Mars, Wednesday – Mercury, Thursday – Jupiter, Friday – Venus, Saturday – Saturn, Sunday – the Sun. With these celestial bodies and their classical symbols, the Astroscope shows the days of the week not in a linear or radial fashion but wandering back and forth in a constellation.
The Astroscope stylizes this formation on its dial; a bright dot appears on Monday at about 12 o’clock at the Moon symbol and the next day to the right at the Mars symbol. On Wednesday it appears next to Mercury at about 9 o’clock; on Thursday next to Jupiter at 3 o’clock, and so on. In reality, the indicator does not jump back and forth. Under the dial, a large weekday disk with a number of bright dots moves one step further from one day to the next, highlighting the current day of the week.
The MeisterSinger Astroscope is available in two variants with Arabic numerals displayed in blue or yellow as well as with complementing leather straps in matching color. The main time is still indicated via a single hand – which is MeisterSinger’s distinctive approach. The Astroscope is powered by a Swiss automatic movement Sellita SW 220 with a 38-hour power reserve that can be viewed through the sixfold screwed transparent exhibition caseback. The stainless-steel case is a slender 40-mm in diameter and water-resistant up to 5 bar.
Apr. 19, 2020