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ASTROSCOPE – ASTRONOMICAL SPECTACLE IN A LIMITED EDITION

MeisterSinger mechanical watches display the time with great precision and in an unusual way, using only one hand, just like back in the days when the first mechanical timepieces were invented in the late Middle Ages.
They literally point to that one fleeting moment in time, our true reality, and thus convey a tranquil sense of time, as a great many enthusiastic MeisterSinger customers will testify.

Astroscope – astronomical spectacle in a limited edition

As a Limited Edition of 100 pcs, the Astroscope shows it from its sunniest side

The Astroscope Edition displays the weekdays in a way never seen before, i.e., in relation to the celestial bodies that have been attributed to the various days of the week since ancient times.
The new variant is also designed with a dark dial that represents the night sky.
The numerals are depicted in a fine serif typeface and the astronomical symbols are designed in luminous orange.
Together with the luminous hand, the time can also be easily read at night.

Above the circular date window and the MeisterSinger logo there is a subtle horizon, enhancing the impression of gazing up at the heavens.
The new model comes with a super-soft calfskin watchstrap in sunshine orange matching the texture on the dial.
The Astroscope is powered by a Swiss automatic movement that can be viewed through the exhibition glass back, which is affixed with six screws.
The stainless steel case is a slender 40 mm in diameter and water-resistant up to 5 bar.

Antique heritage
It’s the sun and the moon that divide our time into day and night and the twelve months of the year for everyone to perceive and observe.
However, the division into seven-day weeks does not follow any particular astronomical rhythm but can find it’s origins from a mythological background.
The method most likely dates back to the Babylonians, who, like many other peoples, considered the number seven to be especially holy and connected with seven celestial bodies: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn.
Just as most planets are named after Roman gods, most days of the week in both German and English take their corresponding names from Norse mythology.
Throughout history, the allocation of the days of the week to celestial bodies has endured the test of time:

Monday, the Moon ☽
Tuesday, Mars ♂
Wednesday, Mercury ☿
Thursday, Jupiter ♃
Friday, Venus ♀
Saturday, Saturn ♄
Sunday, the Sun ☉

Harmony of the celestial bodies

With these celestial bodies and their classical symbols, the Astroscope displays the days of the week not in a linear or radial fashion but by wandering back and forth in a constellation that only occurs every ten to twelve years in the southern night sky of the northern hemisphere.
The Astroscope replicates this formation on its dial; a bright dot appears on Monday at about 12 o’clock at the moon symbol and the next day to the left at the Mars symbol.
On Wednesday it appears next to Mercury at about 9 o’clock; on Thursday next to Jupiter at 3 o’clock.
In reality, however, it does not jump back and forth. Under the dial, a large weekday disk with a number of bright dots on it moves one step further from one day to the next,
always moving in a circle, just as it is in the world of celestial mechanics. This is as amazing and yet as easy to understand as the time when displayed with only one hand.

In short:
If that sounds too theoretical, you can simply enjoy a very easy-to-read watch with a day and a date display.

Available from 15th February 2021 at RRP 1,990.00

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