MeisterSinger might be relatively young (founded in 2001), but the German brand has managed in its two decades of existence to build a truly unique identity, all centred around one distinctive element; the single-hand display. The tour de force was to create an entire collection around this, with models that could be immediately identified as MeisterSinger watches, yet all different one from another. And, in all fairness, they succeed with all sorts of styles, ranging from compact dress models to a striking piece or a rugged sports watch. The latter, the surprising MeisterSinger Unomat, now comes in two new editions, with vibrant new dials in Mid-Green and Mid-Blue.
The MeisterSinger Unomat is a rather unusual watch. On one side, it relies on the brand’s signature mono-aiguille display, something quite poetic and with an almost philosophical approach to the passing of time. On the other side, it’s the brand’s most robust and most sporty watch to date – or at least, together with the Salthora Meta X. Released last year, this model is all about daily wearability and resistance to an active lifestyle. It’s not a professionally-oriented watch, or a watch with a specific purpose, but more an all-rounder, a do-it-all model that combines high resistance with a cool display.
These new versions of the MeisterSinger Unomat are essentially the same as last year, with new colours. The stainless steel case, at 43mm in diameter and 13.4mm in height, is pretty sizeable and doesn’t try to hide its sporty intentions. The large dial aperture even reinforces this feeling of largeness on the wrist. This case is mostly brushed with polished accents on the bezel and on top of the lugs. Importantly, the screw-down crown is well protected by guards and the screwed steel caseback guarantees a solid 300m water-resistance.
Presented last year in black or dark blue, the MeisterSinger Unomat returns now in more colourful editions, with sunray-brushed dials executed in medium “denim” blue or medium “mint” green. The dial is extremely legible due to the large double-digit markers and the bold needle-shaped hour hand. The periphery of the dial hosts a track that will indicate the time with relative precision, with small 5-minute markers, longer 15-minute markers and, new to this model, glossy-coated tone-on-tone markers for the half-hour segments. The single hand is largely filled with SLN and so are the hour markers. Finally, a circular date window takes place at 6 o’clock, with a colour-matched disc.
Just like previous editions of the MeisterSinger Unomat, these new versions are worn on a 5-link steel bracelet with folding buckle. Inside the case is an automatic Sellita SW400, a larger version of the SW200 with the date further away from the centre. Note that the movement is protected against magnetic fields by a soft iron caseback and dial.
Availability & Price
The new mid-blue and mid-green editions of the MeisterSinger Unomat are available as of now from the brand’s website and retailers. These are priced at EUR 2,090. For more details, please visit www.meistersinger.com.