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The Updated MeisterSinger Neo Collection

The Bauhaus-inspired series with its signature single-hand display gets some quality improvements.

| By Denis Peshkov | 2 min read |

MeisterSinger is a German watchmaking company from Münster. It was launched by Manfred Brassler in 2001, yet the brand’s timepieces exude a timeless style reminiscent of the long past 1960s. MeisterSinger is renowned for its single-hand watches and boasts a distinctive brand identity centred around conveying time in a tranquil and intuitive manner, with displays that indicate time to the closest five minutes.

The Neo collection is the epitome of minimalistic elegance within the MeisterSinger catalogue. Since its redesign in 2015, the Neo line has seamlessly blended classic vintage aesthetics with modern elements, offering elegance, good looks, and decent prices. Fast-forward to 2024, and MeisterSinger unveils an updated Neo collection following the recent launch of the Edition Neo T1, marking the inception of a new generation of Neo timepieces. Let’s delve into the enhancements introduced with this latest iteration.

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While elusive at first glance, the updates introduced in the latest iteration of the Neo collection are significant in quality. The stainless steel case maintains its 36mm diameter, 9.7mm thickness, and 18mm lug width but now boasts a water resistance of 50m, an improvement from the previous 30m rating. The hardened acrylic glass has been replaced by a domed sapphire crystal, complementing the sleek case and dial designs.

The latest iteration of the Neo watches introduces three dial options upon release: ivory, sunburst blue, and, for the first time in the series, white. The white dial variant includes gold-coloured double-digit numerals. The single manometer-like hand, available in black or white for the blue dial version, elegantly indicates the passage of hours. With the omission of a date window, the new dial design exudes an even greater sense of minimalism than previous references.

There are no alterations in terms of movement, as the current solution – an automatic, 38-hour power reserve Sellita SW200 modified for a single-hand display – performs well.

The three MeisterSinger Neo references from the new generation come with the option of either a finely meshed Milanese bracelet or a grained cowhide leather strap in pine green, cream white, or ocean blue to complement the ivory, blue, or white dial versions, respectively. The price has slightly increased, with the new Neo watches retailing for EUR 1,890 and already available.

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