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MeisterSinger mechanical watches display the time with great precision and in an unusual way, using only one hand, just like back in the days when the first mechanical timepieces were invented in the late Middle Ages. They literally point to that one fleeting moment in time, our true reality, and thus convey a tranquil sense of time, as a great many enthusiastic MeisterSinger customers will testify.

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The Astroscope Edition (MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition) displays the weekdays in a way never seen before, i.e., in relation to the celestial bodies that have been attributed to the various days of the week since ancient times.

MeisterSinger Astroscope - Limited Edition 100
MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition – Photo © MeisterSinger

The new variant is also designed with a dark dial that represents the night sky. The numerals are depicted in a fine serif typeface and the astronomical symbols are designed in luminous orange. Together with the luminous hand, the time can also be easily read at night. 

MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition

The Astroscope is powered by a Swiss automatic movement that can be viewed through the exhibition glass back, which is affixed with six screws. The stainless steel case is a slender 40 mm in diameter and water-resistant up to 5 bar. MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition.

Antique heritage – MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition

It’s the sun and the moon that divide our time into day and night and the twelve months of the year for everyone to perceive and observe. However, the division into seven-day weeks does not follow any particular astronomical rhythm but has more of a mythological background. The method most likely dates back to the Babylonians, who, like many other peoples, considered the number seven to be especially holy and connected with seven celestial bodies: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. 

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MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition – Photo © MeisterSinger

Just as most planets are named after Roman gods, most days of the week in both German and English take their corresponding names from Norse mythology. Throughout history, the allocation of the days of the week to celestial bodies has endured the test of time:

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Monday > Moon ☽

Tuesday > Mars ♂

Wednesday > Mercury ☿

Thursday > Jupiter ♃

Friday > Venus ♀

Saturday > Saturn ♄

Sunday > Sun ☉

Harmony of the celestial bodies

With these celestial bodies and their classical symbols, the MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition displays the days of the week not in a linear or radial fashion but wandering back and forth in a constellation that only occurs every ten to twelve years in the southern night sky of the northern hemisphere. 

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 left 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.

In reality, however, it does not jump back and forth. Under the dial, a large weekday disk with a number of bright dots on it moves one step further from one day to the next, always moving in a circle, just as it is in the world of celestial mechanics. This is as amazing and yet as easy to understand as the time when displayed with only one hand.

In short – MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition:

If that sounds too theoretical, you can simply enjoy a very easy-to-read watch with a day and a date display.

Limited Edition 100

Modell Edition Astroscope / limited 100 pcs.

Movement Sellita SW 220-1, automatic, power reserve 38 h, Day- and Date Disc

Diameter 40 mm

Case Stainless steel, 6 screws exhibition back, 5 bar, sapphire glass

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MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition Variants Edition in 2021:    

Black – orange with orange leather strap

Origin German Brand, Swiss Made

RRP 1.990 Euro

Availability February 15

Awards German Design Award 2020, Red Dot Design Award 2020

About MeisterSinger

Since 2001, the company based in the German city of Münster, Westphalia has been producing a range of exceptional mechanical wristwatches. Just like the first mechanical clocks of the late Middle Ages, they have only one hand and therefore literally point to an exact moment in time – our only reality. 

We will never exist in either the past or the future – or at least only in our thoughts. Incidentally, the company founder Manfred Brassler creates his timepieces with this unique characteristic in the technical and cultural tradition of early watchmaking. MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition.

30 prestigious design awards are resounding proof of the outstanding design quality of the various MeisterSinger watch series, including the German Design Award, the Red Dot Design Award, the IF Design Award, and the Good Design Award. 

The MeisterSinger collection currently comprises 16 different series with around 60 models. 

Apart from the strong domestic market, the brand has long become an established name in other countries, too. Some 500 highly regarded watch and jewelry retailers currently sell MeisterSinger watches in 40 countries worldwide.

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Full Review here: MeisterSinger Astroscope Review