MeisterSinger returns to its moderate Neo model with another pointer date complication. Relinquishing the round date gap of previous Neo models, MeisterSinger demonstrates that two hands don’t double-cross the brand’s commitment to single-hand Jreplica Watches or play with the perfect German/Bauhaus plan that recognizes its Jreplica Watches Available in 36mm and 40mm treated steel cases, the pointer date is flawlessly situated in the focal point of the dial offering an outline of the whole month in question.
Slowing down time
Since its 2001 introduction available with its flighty single-hand Jreplica Watches MeisterSinger’s free thinker plans have prevailed upon armies of adherents and incalculable honors. Time ticks at an alternate speed at MeisterSinger and you can understand how and why this uncommon idea turned into a reality in Gandor’s article . Author Manfred Brassler’s thought was to give wearers an overall outline of the time, not a hyper-exactness perusing of the minutes and seconds. By eliminating the hands normally allocated to record the minutes and seconds, MeisterSinger’s Jreplica Watches transfer the time with only one hand. The logo of the brand includes an altered fermata, the melodic documentation for a drawing out or holding a note, a fitting visual analogy.
The Neo assortment was planned with the ‘toning it down would be ideal’ reasoning and its first manifestations were 36mm models with moderate dials, a solitary hand for the hours and minutes, the twofold digit hour numerals and a round gap for the date with an alternate shading foundation at 6 o’clock. With its basically non-existent bezel and domed Hesalite glass over the dial, the disposition was unmistakably retro and the name Neo picked to summon the restoration of the perfect, present day plans of the mid-20th century (read Bauhaus). A subsequent line, called Neo Plus presented a bigger case size of 40mm with similar highlights on the dial.
The new Neo Pointer Date deserts the roundabout date window and embraces an exemplary pointer date. Well before the presence of the date window in 1945 on Rolex’s Datejust, schedule Jreplica Watches would regularly show the date around the outskirts of the dial with an extra halfway mounted hand. The benefit of this date design over the individual date in a window is that you get a dream of the whole month and a vibe for how far into the month you are. Is it the primary seven day stretch of the month, would you say you are partially as the month progressed, is the month practically finished? Similar as the brand’s way of thinking of giving you an estimated time perusing, this organization offers you a general point of view of the month in question.
The marginally recessed date track is situated in the focal point of the dial with odd numbers in Arabic numerals and even days with red markers. Normally the typography utilized for the date and the slight needle-like pointer hand is in accordance with MeisterSinger’s trademark style.
Two case sizes, two dial options
Available in 36mm (Neo Pointer Date) and 40mm (Neo Plus Pointer Date) treated steel cases and with a sunburst blue or a white opaline dial, the Neo Pointer Date has figured out how to consolidate a second hand without double-crossing its ‘single hand, moderate time’ reasoning. Additionally with regards to the brand’s way of thinking of controlled costs, the two models are furnished with reevaluated Swiss developments, for this situation a programmed Sellita SW 200-1 with a 38-hour power save. The caseback is in a bad way and the dial secured with solidified Acrylic glass. An attractive lattice Milanese steel wristband accompanies both models.
Availability and price
The Neo Pointer Date and the Neo Plus Pointer Date will be accessible from March/April 2020. The 36mm Pointer Date retails for EUR 1,270 on cowhide and EUR 1,290 on Milanese. The 40mm “Plus” model retails for EUR 1,370 on calfskin and EUR 1,390 on Milanese.
More data at Meistersinger.com.