Inner beauty: MeisterSinger caliber MSH01 wins Red Dot Award
The MSH01 is the manually wound Swiss movement that drives the Circularis wristwatch from MeisterSinger. It combines generous reserves of power with outstanding precision – proclaiming the aesthetic ideals synonymous with this watchmaker. In recognition of the well-balanced design of the MSH01, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen has now presented MeisterSinger with the coveted Red Dot Award, which its Perigraph and Pangaea Day Date models also won in previous years.
As most watch movements only satisfy technical requirements and not those of expressive design, the appreciation of the MSH01 by a prestigious international jury underscores its thoroughly exceptional character.
The MSH01 is the first movement to be technically custom-designed for a MeisterSinger watch. It combines an abundance of power with exceptional accuracy and is therefore the ideal mechanism to drive the single-hand watches that have made this company so renowned. 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 twin in-series mainspring barrels provide the MSH01 with a plentiful 120-hour power reserve and deliver their energy to the wheel train far more smoothly and evenly than a single barrel system.
These two mainspring barrels give the Circularis its distinctive, fascinating character. The entire movement is clearly visible through the exhibition back – featuring the uniquely formed bridge with its fine circular grained finish, superbly created by Manfred Brassler, the founder and designer of MeisterSinger. The MSH01 is an uncompromising synthesis of functionality and aesthetics, which has now been honored with the coveted Red Dot Award.
Caliber: MSH01, Manual wind
Diameter: 32,7 mm
Height: 5,4 mm
Power reserve: 5 days
Balance: Glucydur balance, 28.800 A/h
Mainspring barrels: Twin in-series mainspring barrels
Red Dot Design Award
With its origins dating back until the mid-1950s, the Red Dot Design Award received more than 16,500 entries from over 70 countries in 2014 alone.
Its distinction, the “Red Dot”, is established internationally as one of the most sought
after quality marks for excellent design.
From product design to communication projects to design concepts and
prototypes, the Red Dot Award documents the most prominent trends and best designs around the globe.
The jury is the centerpiece of the competition and conjuncts the know-how from
all around the world. It comprises recognized international designers, professors and specialized journalists, who can assess cultural characteristics of design in a consciously manner thanks to their background. This way, they ensure a highest degree of objectivity when selecting the winning designs and guarantee the expressiveness of the Red Dot seal. The Red Dot jury tests, discusses and rates all
entries. Depending on the discipline, the adjudication process follows a canon of criteria, which is constantly adapted to the pulse of the time.