MeisterSinger, a brand synonymous with the elegance of single-hand watches, embraced the cosmos with the unveiling of Stratoscope in 2021, a timepiece that not only tells the hours but also the phases of the moon. Now, with a Golden Moon gracing its dial, the Stratoscope transcends the essence of time, inviting its admirers into a celestial dance that unfolds in the night sky.
The Golden Moon iteration isn’t a mere aesthetic update; it’s a poetic ode to the cosmic connections that have always enchanted mankind. The Stratoscope, with its large realistic moon phase display, now gleams with a golden hue, offering a different perspective of the lunar mystique we often find ourselves lost in. This new shade reflects the golden-yellow aspect of the moon we sometimes witness, a serene spectacle that results from a blend of moonlight’s angle of incidence on Earth and the prevailing atmospheric conditions.
MeisterSinger’s Stratoscope, with its unique moon phase display, doesn’t merely settle for the commonplace. The dynamic cutout, larger than what one would find in typical moon phase timepieces, alongside the photorealistic, almost three-dimensional moon, makes a bold statement. This golden moon orbits majestically, marking the lunar cycle with a precision that echoes the meticulous nature of MeisterSinger’s craftsmanship.
This isn’t just about the visual allure; the Stratoscope is a testament to horological and astronomical precision. Unlike most moon phase watches that approximate the lunar month to 29.5 days, leading to a deviation of 8 hours per year, the Stratoscope shines in its accuracy. The automatic movement of this model, equipped with MeisterSinger’s MS Luna moon phase module based on the automatic SW220 movement by Sellita, reduces the discrepancy to just one day in 122 years. This is not just a timepiece, but an astronomical companion.
Further enriching the allure is a circular date display at 6 o’clock, nestled within a 43 mm diameter stainless steel case. The vintage brown leather strap complements the gradient dial transitioning from deep black to gradient blue, encapsulating the night sky. The luminescent golden moon and hour display glow strongly in the dark, ensuring the time and the moon phase are visible even in the stillness of the night.
MeisterSinger’s founder and CEO, Manfred Brassler, encapsulates the essence of this creation succinctly. “When we do something, we do it well. If we manufacture a moon phase watch, it must be mechanically excellent. And the Moon must be as large and as beautiful as possible. With this golden version of the Stratoscope, I feel that the mission is accomplished!“
With a power reserve of 38 hours, the caliber of this watch can be admired through the transparent case back, revealing the intricate mechanism that keeps the Stratoscope ticking and the golden moon orbiting. The MeisterSinger Stratoscope “Golden Moon” has not only won the hearts of watch aficionados and astronomy lovers, but also the prestigious “Red Dot Design Award,” with a price tag of 4,390 €, it is a timepiece that resonates with both the beauty of the cosmos and the relentless pursuit of mechanical excellence.
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