Founded in 2001, MeisterSinger has made a name for itself with one very specific feature; a display that relies on a single hand to tell the time. Indeed, only the hour hand is used, and the minutes are relegated to an approximation to the closest 5-minute mark. The single hand slows things down, removing the constant reminder of the passage of time. It’s a true signature, and it has made the brand unique on the market. Besides the N°01 and N°03, the most classic watch of MeisterSinger is the Perigraph, which adds to the equation a date display. Now, following the launch this spring of a more compact 38mm version, the Perigraph collection sees the addition of 2 limited editions characterized by a fresh and summery colour scheme, mixing blue and yellow.
Since its launch in 2008, the MeisterSinger Perigraph has become one of the most popular models of the brand. Still using the central single-hand display that is so characteristic of the brand, it brought additional practicality with a date complication. However, contrary to many watches, MeisterSinger decided to have that feature executed in a slightly different way. While most of the brands tend to hide the date in a window at 3 or 6 o’clock, MeisterSinger made it more visible, and better integrated into the dial. Taking advantage of the minimalistic display, the date disc of the Perigraph is in full view, placed centrally on the dial with all its numerals visible. And the current date is shown at 12 o’clock thanks to a small pointer. If you can’t hide the date, then be proud of it and uses its presence to build a nicer dial…
As you can imagine, over its long career, the MeisterSinger Perigraph has been done in multiple editions. Up until recently, this was a watch with presence, having a 43mm case. Yet, by popular demand, MeisterSinger created recently a compact edition with a 38mm case – no need to say, the latter being our favourite. Two years ago, MeisterSinger introduced a limited edition playing on the contrast between dark blue and bright yellow, a watch named the Mellow Yellow. This year, this bold colour combination is back in a more discreet manner, with two limited editions with only yellow accents on their blue dials.
Available either in 38mm or 43mm, these new versions are mechanically identical to the classic models from the permanent collection. Their cases are, in both instances, measuring 11.5mm in thickness and made entirely of polished steel. A domed sapphire crystal protects the dial while the back, secured by 6 screws, features a mineral crystal. Water-resistance is decent, as rated at 50 metres.
What matters for these limited editions are the dials. Their base is sunray-brushed medium blue, offering a bright and fresh touch, combined with yellow markers for the hours. This bright colour is also found on the date indicator at 12 o’clock and, as you’ve seen, also on the leather strap closed by a deployant buckle. If you prefer a sportier or more discreet look, MeisterSinger also offers these Perigraph models on steel mesh bracelet or other leather straps.
Inside the case is a classic movement, the Sellita SW300. This automatic engine runs at a 4Hz frequency and stores up to 42 hours of power reserve once fully wound. It is here equipped with a specific oscillating weight. Note that the caseback can be engraved with a personalized caption.
Limited to 100 pieces per size, the new 2023 MeisterSinger Perigraph Limited Editions are available immediately from the brand and retailers and priced, in both cases, at EUR 2,190. For more details, please visit meistersinger.com.