Best known for their dedication to single-handed time telling, MeisterSinger have just announced their first moon phase watch, the Lunascope. MeisterSinger. In so doing, they’re not doing it by halves both idiomatically and literally, with the new moon (so to speak) taking up much of the top half of the dial.
If this reminds you of other brands then you’re not alone. In particular, you may have seen the watches by Arnold & Son, who have also used a similarly large moon phase sector.
Coming in a 40mm stainless steel case, two dial choices will be available – opaline silver with a blued hand, or a dark sunburst blue that blends into the moon phase window to give the impression of the expanse of the night sky. You will notice that for the latter, the all important background colour of the date wheel also maintains this colour consistency, but for the opaline dial, this is not the case.
Powering this is the ETA 2836, with a moon phase module developed for MeisterSinger by Synergies Horlogères that is accurate to one day every 128 years. The movement has 38 hours of power reserve.
Single-handed watches may still be a niche section of the watch buying market, but MeisterSinger have managed to arguably become its most well known proponent. It was probably just a matter of time before they brought this complication into their collection, and it gives an interesting option for those who are looking for a slightly unusual dress watch with a moon phase.
The new Lunascope will be available from April 2018, with an RRP of 2,990 EUR. If you want to play around with strap options to see what they would look like on different types (material and colour) of straps, go to the MeisterSinger site at this link for the opaline dial, and click here to look at options for the blue dial model.