A powerful decision – the 18-karat Circularis
Since 2001, MeisterSinger has manufactured single-hand watches – timepieces for people who know just what to do with their time. Company founder Manfred Brassler launched the Circularis in 2014 with the aim of implementing both his aesthetic ideals and his technical standards in one exquisite masterpiece. The Circularis is the visible evidence of his success in every detail. With its fine serif type and a recess in the center of the dial that produces a fascinating, constantly changing interplay of light and shadow, the Circularis is a particularly elegant piece of craftsmanship. And by designing a unique bridge, Manfred Brassler also created a balanced appearance for his new, elaborately finished manually wound movement, which was developed in Switzerland especially for MeisterSinger. The MSH01 is a robustly constructed movement and its design focuses purely on the essentials. An unusually large power reserve and a uniquely crafted mechanism that makes the special time display of the MeisterSinger even more precise stood at the forefront of the development:
– Twin in-series mainspring barrels provide the movement with an abundant 120-hour reserve of power. They deliver their energy to the wheel train far more smoothly and evenly than a single barrel is capable of.
– Since a single, long hour hand needs to run with particular precision, a dial train with spring wheel was integrated in the movement, reducing backlash to practically zero.
The decision to make a completely independent watch such as the Circularis was hailed by the trade press and aroused a far greater degree of interest among customers than initially expected.
Proud of its success, MeisterSinger is now marking its major step forward by bringing out a limited edition. Forty-eight Circularis – twenty-four with blue dials and twenty-four in white – will be handcrafted in a case of solid rose gold, in the same tone as the characteristic hour hand and the fine serif type of the hour digits.
The Circularis models in gold will be presented at the Baselworld 2015 and are expected to be available from October onwards.