fter the Lunascope, MeisterSinger now presents the Stratoscope, its second model featuring a moon phase display. And it’s not just the larger case diameter of 43 mm that makes the Stratoscope a completely new concept in terms of design. The powerful, masculine case frames the unusually large moon phase display. The photorealistic image of the earth’s natural satellite corresponds to the astronomical precision with which the Stratoscope represents the moon’s various phases.
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 adjusting by one complete day every third year. However, the movement of the Stratoscope is far more accurate. Theoretically, its moon phase indicator only requires a slight adjustment after 128 years.
In its lower third, the jet black dial merges into a shimmering spectacle of light in varying shades of blue, reminiscent of the aurora borealis visible in the far North. And above this spectacle the luminescent moon circles the earth. The unique scene is transformed into an interplay of light by the hour markers, which also glow, and the luminous needle-shaped hand. The double-digit numerals so typical for MeisterSinger are arranged in a circle from 01 to 12 around the dial, reinforcing the impression of harmony and balance. Despite all this attention to detail, the watch has a crisp, uncluttered appearance.
- Movement: MS Luna (base Sellita SW 220), Automatic, power reserve 38 h, date, moon phase
- Diameter: 43 mm
- Case: Stainless steel, sapphire glass, 5 bar, 6 screws exhibition back
- Dial: Black-blue, moon and time display luminescent. Large central moon phase
- Recommender retail price: Euro 3,690