The MeisterSinger watchmaking brand is known for its one-handed, manometer-like no-fuss dials, with a fair degree of creativity and, at times, surprising complications. In 2017, this Münster-based winner of many international design awards started a tradition of launching limited series under the City Editions sub-collection, with watches dedicated to particular cities and, later on, countries and regions. This year the tour list will include places in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, with more locations to be announced later. As in the past, it is where you will find an official MeisterSinger retailer. This is the MeisterSinger City Edition 2023 collection.
The City Edition 2023 follows in the footsteps of the previously launched collections and is based on the regular №03 model with a circular date aperture at 6 o’clock. It comes in a 43mm stainless steel case with sapphire crystal front and back and is water-resistant to 50m. This time around, the dial colour is cool dark green, with silvery hour markers, white Arabic double-digit numerals and a white time-indicating hand, all perfectly legible, as one would expect from such a minimalist display in a rather large case. The date is printed in white on a black disc, and the City Edition designation is right above, balancing the MeisterSinger logo below “12”.
Like the previous annual City Editions, the new 2023 MeisterSinger City Editions’ unique selling proposition is revealed by turning the watch over, where the caseback’s sapphire crystal is printed with a landmark silhouette skyline to remind the owner of his or her favourite place. Also, as a rule, the city name, motto, and limited number are engraved on the caseback. For example, with its old ‘Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig’ slogan (translating to Heroic, Determined, Merciful), Amsterdam will receive only five pieces. The Berlin edition, which will be available in a limited series of ten, highlights the 365/24 cultural project launched in 2016, aimed to “draw attention to the fact that Berlin is always worth a visit – at any time of the day or year”. A total of 26 cities are available, the others being Alkmaar, Barneveld, Bern, Bussum, Den Bosch, The Hague, Dortmund, Freiburg, Groningen, Keyenberg, Leiden, Luxembourg, Munich, Munster, Nuremberg, Rotterdam, Twente, Utrecht, Veenendaal, Vienna and Zwolle. There are also editions for Hungary and Poland, but no cities are mentioned.
All MeisterSinger City Edition 2023 models are driven by modified Sellita SW200 automatic movements that operate at 28,800 vph with a power reserve of about 38 hours. The modifications are made to accommodate a single hand and the date indication. These nice souvenir watches are offered on brown vintage saddle leather straps with a pin buckle and will sell for EUR 1,890 starting this quarter. Each one is limited between 5 tot 10 pieces, with the exception of the 21 pieces for Luxembourg.
For more information and to locate your nearest retailer, please visit MeisterSinger.com.