The history of timekeeping
The first watches of course had just one hand. Prominent examples are the sundial and the hourglass, both of which use a simple and primordial design to measure time. A MeisterSinger watch emulates such role models in this endeavor.
The second hand
Not until the 18th century was a minute hand added to the hour hand. Even today, nonetheless, there are still many clock towers with only one hand.
Design according to all rules of simplicity
MeisterSinger draws on the heritage of sundials and tower clocks and the design of old measuring instruments. Today, with the typical 144 five minute strokes and the leading zero on the dial, we enjoy a timeless classic.
Time is only relative
Today we go to great lengths to save time – fine-tuning technology, streamlining processes and speeding communications. While we’re trying to make time stretch a little further, we’re also running from one appointment to the next, driven by the ticking hours, minutes and seconds. It seems unlikely that looking at a watch could provide the breathing space we yearn for. But one glance at single-hand watch by MeisterSinger shows that it’s possible.
With its one-hand watches, MeisterSinger goes back to the origins of watchmaking and shows us how charming it can be to read time in the simplest way possible. And perhaps also to see that time passes much more slowly than it seems, allowing us to enjoy the time we actually have in each and every hour.