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Meistersinger: oh happy Moon…

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avril 2018


Meistersinger: oh happy Moon…

An astronomical single-hand watch, the Lunascope is the new Meistersinger’s offering with moon-phase display. The Big Moon featured on the dial is fascinating of realism.

Meistersinger is known for its “single-hand approach” of watchmaking. If it may strike at first sight, it also makes room for a more elaborate “landscape” on the dial. For good use only…

With its first astronomical watch, the German watchmaker indeed finds a good way to “occupy the space” with a highly realistic, fascinating, poetic, eye-catching and unusually large Big Moon, that moves across a dark blue, starry background. As the brand states, “the generous diameter of this timepiece allows a realistic depiction of even fine details of the moon’s surface – like looking up at the sky on a clear night.”

Meistersinger: oh happy Moon…

But it is not all about design. The brand wanted to add a touch of precision to the movement of the moon – unlike its single-handed approach of time, which trades precision for instinct…

So what is the exploit? The moon takes 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.9 seconds to circumnavigate the Earth. Most watches round this figure down to 29.5 days via the movement, which means they deviate by eight hours per year and need to be corrected by one complete day every three years. However, the movement designed for the Lunascope is far more exact: the moon-phase indicator only needs a slight adjustment after 128 years...

The watch is available in two versions – with a sunburst dial in the dark blue of the moon’s background or with a silvery opaline dial, on which the circular date window at 6 o’clock forms an optical contrast to the astronomical display. The blue model comes with a calfskin watchstrap in cognac, the silver-opaline version with a dark brown leather strap.