MeisterSinger is a very interesting watch brand that works entirely to bring us watches that have only one hand on the dial. In other words, the watch tells time with only one hand available. This is actually not the craziness some people think it is. Way back in the day, clocks told time with only one hand. minutes and seconds were not so stressed back then, and one hand did the job just fine. These watches bring back a less stressful way of telling time, and also creates the illusion that time has slowed down a bit. So for 2019, the brand has released its new Day Date watch. It has a very modern look to it, and plenty of practical functionality.
The brand’s Urban Line of watches brings to us their most modern and young timepieces. In their other lines, such as the Circularis, and the Perigraph, the brand offers watches that are more traditional and conservative. With the Urban collection, the brand can stretch the envelope a bit when it come to design. Their new Urban Day Date watch offers useful day and date complications done in a way that does not interfere with the simplicity and symmetry of the original Urban Watches. The company did a fine job integrating these new complications into their very basic watch face, and the design looks amazing.
For this new release, the company is offering four variations. Each watch comes with the 40 millimeter stainless steel cases, but the watches differ in dial colors. Opaline Silver is available, as is sand gray, black, and blue. The day has its display at the 12 o’clock, and its has a shaped aperture which follows the curves of the watch case nicely. The date is shown at the 6 o’clock in a simple, circular fashion. The detail is very impressive because MeisterSinger has chosen to use day and date discs that are color coordinated, and provide much enjoyed color pops for the eyes. The black and the blue dials have day and date discs which are fiery red. This gives wonderful color contrast to the dials.
These watches are powered by the Miyota 8285 movement, and it is visible through an exhibition caseback done in sapphire. It does hack, and it features manual winding. The frequency of the movement is 3Hz, and has a power reserve of 42 hours once fully wound. the movement does not have much regarding decorations, but the rotor is engraved with the company’s logo. I love these watches, but be careful with the idea of having one hand.
If you are a person who’s situation relies heavily on knowing the exact time down to minute, this will not be an all day, every day wear for you. However these watches are an excellent addition to a collection for weekend use, or if you are self employed, without much to lose if your timing is off by a few minutes here and there. These watches come in at about $1,300, and more can be learned at meistersinger.com.