At Baselworld 2016 the Münster-based watch manufacturer MeisterSinger has been unveiling a further development of its manual-wind movement MSH01: The MSA01 has a rotor winding mechanism with a circling tungsten weight that supplies the two barrels with energy while at the same time offering a clear view of the unique movement geometry. This unimpeded view is also safeguarded by delicate skeletonizing of the rotor, which resembles the fermata in the manufacturer’s logo.
The new automatic represents a key step for MeisterSinger towards a whole movement family designed specifically for its single-hand watches with a variety of purposes and different characteristics. For example, in contrast to the hand-wound variant, the new automatic movement displays the date as well as the time.The first model powered by the MSA01 is the Circularis Automatic. Its classic MeisterSinger face has been enhanced with a number of unique features. The hour digits have been mounted on the face as applications. Like the white and red hour hand, the small metal-plated index markers have been coated with superluminova, making it possible to read the time even in the dark. The recess of the round date window has been meticulously metallized as well.
The stainless steel case of the Circularis Automatic has a sturdy diameter of 43 millimeters. This leaves ample room for the expressive dial colors available for this model: The MeisterSinger classic, an even ivory tone, has been joined by dials in dark sapphire blue, anthracite and, for the first time, a burgundy red – each with a delicate sunburst finish that shimmers when it catches the light.
Those who choose the benefits of an automatic but miss the beautiful ritual of winding their timepiece each day can invent a new one, circling the rotor over the beautifully shaped movement, generating energy almost as an afterthought.
Movement: MSA01, MeisterSinger movement, automatically wound, 29 jewels, 28800 semioscillations per h – 4 Hz, Incablock antishock system, Glucydur balance, eccentric precision timing, twin in-series mainspring barrels, circular graining finishing (côtes circulaires)
Case: stainless steel with 4-screwed sapphire exhibition back, diameter 43mm, height 13,5mm, domed sapphire glass
Water resistance: 5 bar
Power reserve: 120 h