Knowing where home is: The MeisterSinger City Edition 2019

01 October 2019

MeisterSinger makes mechanical watches for people who know what is important to them. This includes the special type of display that does not divide the flow of time into hectic tiny units. And alsothe balanced aesthetic design of the timepieces in the great tradition of scientific instrument making. Depending on how conspicuous it is, a watch can make a statement. Whatever, it is something that gives a personal affirmation every time you look at it; not only in terms of style.  

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This applies all the more to the MeisterSinger City Edition. Because these watches also remind their owners of a place that is particularly dear to their hearts: the city they were born in, the place they have chosen to make their home, or a distant place they long for which they visit too rarely. This year too, MeisterSinger has developed a City Edition in close cooperation with its jewelers and international distribution partners – 56 models, each limited to just a few watches. 

Home represented with a picture and a motto 

This time the basis is the classic model No.03-40mm, which fits male and female wrists equally well with its modest diameter. The dark blue dial has a fine sun-brushed finish. Unlike the standard model, the applied hour markers and the bezel of the date window are gold-colored. And the dial features the words “City Edition” in fine cursive lettering. The allegiance to the place dear to the wearer’s heart stays private and can be found on the back: A typical silhouette on the glass back shows the place where the owner feels at home. Furthermore, a motto is engraved in the stainless steelcase – sometimes traditional, sometimes related to a recent event. The Dutch town of Zwolle celebrates 789 years of history; Paris proudly draws attention to its ability to survive even major crises with the motto “Fluctuatnecmergitur. “365/24 Berlin” shows that Berlin is a city that never really sleeps. As in previous years, there are also designs dedicated to an entire country or a single region, such as Hungary, Poland and theGerman province of Friesland, which of course celebrates itself in Frisian: “FryslânBoppe!” 

Needless to say, the wearers of such a watch are aware of the subtle differences to the production model; they recognize the City Edition on another person’s wrist and perhaps ask them about their favorite place. A love of the place called home can establish deep connections, especially when home is not the same place. 

The watches of the City Edition 2019 are powered by a Swiss automatic movement, which can be seen through the screwed back of the 40 mm stainless steel case. They are waterproof up to 5 bar and are supplied with a saddle leather strap. The watches will go on sale from mid-October. 

  • Model: City Edition
  • Movement: ETA 2824-2 / Sellita SW 200-1
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Case: Stainless steel, sixfold screwed glass exhibition back, water-resistant up to 5 bar, sapphire glass
  • Power reserve: 38 hours
  • Versions: 56 cities / countries worldwide


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