MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition New Variant 2021

MeisterSinger presents a new limited edition of its Astroscope, a spectacular single hand timepiece that displays the weekdays in relation to the celestial bodies that have been attributed to the various days of the week since ancient times.

The new variant has a dark dial that represents the night sky. The Arabic numeral hour markers and the astronomical symbols are in luminous orange. Together with the luminous hand, the time can also be easily read at night.

MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition New Variant 2021

Above the circular date window and the MeisterSinger logo there is an intimated horizon, enhancing the impression of gazing up at the heavens. The new model comes with a super-soft calfskin watchstrap in sunshine orange corresponding with the texture on the dial.

MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition New Variant 2021

The Astroscope houses a Swiss automatic movement that can be viewed through the exhibition glass back. The stainless steel case is a slender 40 mm in diameter and water-resistant up to 5 bar.

This new model is a limited edition released in 100 pieces.

MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition Dial Explanation

It’s the sun and the moon that divide our time into day and night and the twelve months of the year. However, the division into seven-day weeks does not follow any particular astronomical rhythm but has more of 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.

Throughout history, the allocation of the days of the week to celestial bodies has endured the test of time:

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

With these celestial bodies and their classical symbols, the Astroscope displays the days of the week not in a linear or radial fashion but wandering back and forth in a constellation that only occurs every ten to twelve years in the southern night sky of the northern hemisphere.

MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition

The Astroscope stylizes 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.

Technical details

Model: MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition

Sellita SW 220-1, automatic, power reserve 38 h, Day- and Date Disc

Stainless steel, 6 screws exhibition back, 5 bar, sapphire glass
Diameter: 40 mm

Edition in 2021: black -orange with orange leather strap

German Brand, Swiss Made

1.990 Euro

From 15 February 2021

Limited to 100 pieces