Meistersinger Circularis Automatic: Now You See Me


A versatile automatic everyday watch with a solid power reserve by the masters of one-handed aesthetics.

Thanks to various dial and strap options, the Meistersinger Circularis Automatic can feel very different

Сan a single hand possibly be enough? Well, anyone who has seen any Meistersinger watch knows the answer. And while this aesthetics may never become the major trend, the whole DNA build upon this basic principle is surely a smart move for the niche German brand. Being one of the flagship lines, the Circularis Automatic features a rather interesting in-house movement specially developed for single-hand watches. Twin barrels provide the pieces with a solid 120-hour power reserve, and the central rotor features an unusual shape – when set in motion it becomes semi-transparent and gives a nice movement view through the caseback.

The movement of the Meistersinger Circularis Automatic is much more visible when the rotor is spinning

There are four dial-colour variants: anthracite, blue, grey and opaline-silver. The overall design is pretty clean with just inlayed arabic numerals and a minute scale at the outer ring, both in contrasting colours. Unlike the manually-wound version, the Circularis Automatic does have a tiny date window at 6 o’clock. And, of course, there’s a single central hour hand, perfectly sized to slightly ‘touch’ the lowest part of the smallest indices. The round stainless steel case measures 43 millimeters in diameter and is fitted with a domed sapphire crystal. Each piece can be complemented by two different straps or a mesh bracelet. The price for Meistersinger Circularis Automatic is around CHF 6000 depending on version.

The dark-grey dial and leather strap version of the Meistersinger Circularis Automatic