Hands-On with the Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve (And Its Great Looking Proprietary Movement)

Hands-On with the Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve (And Its Great Looking Proprietary Movement)

Back in 2014, Meistersinger caused an incredible astonishment when they uncovered their new  Circularis watch . While the brand was at that point known for its very extraordinary showcase, in light of the mono-aiguille idea, nobody was expecting anything from them regarding the mechanical side of watchmaking… But they did, and they progressed admirably, with their first exclusive development – and a pleasant looking one too. Utilizing this as a base the assortment has advanced, by adding a programmed adaptation in 2016 , and the  Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve back at Baselworld 2017, and today, we investigate this watch.

If there’s one thing specifically which characterizes Meistersinger as a brand, it is plainly about how they show the time. Across their assortments, all the models depend on an uncommon (not to say practically remarkable in the present status of the watchmaking industry) utilization of the single-hand show. While the origination of time is broadly acknowledged to be worked around 2 or 3 hands (one for the hours, one for the minutes, and possibly one for the seconds), Meistersinger chose, directly from its beginning, to make a brand completely committed to one single hand, which shows the time in a lethargic, very poetical way. One hand which pivots the dial in 12 hours, similar to an ordinary hour hand, yet which likewise could fill in as a minutes marker as well. Furthermore, another valid statement with Meistersinger is that having a watch with an alternate presentation wasn’t requiring colossal pockets. Their watches were straightforward, hearty and powered by solid out-sourced ETA or ETA-clones developments. Things would change in 2014, with the Circularis.

The Circularis was first dispatched as an outwardly striking, at this point profoundly shortsighted watch. It was a period just model, which at Meistersinger implies one hand and that’s it. As we said it was a shock, and very instrument like in its showcase, reviewing some vintage dashboard counters, however it was predominantly from the rear of the watch that made the astonishment. In reality, no more ETA-like motors except for a development grew explicitly for the brand – not made by them however, yet you can’t discover this development in another watch, implying that it is a “proprietary movement“. A pleasant plan of the scaffolds, decent embellishments, and a long power reserve of 5 days, from 2 huge barrels with manual winding. We were a long way from the standard mechanics utilized by Meistersinger, and an advancement which was enjoyably refreshing.

Later, in 2016, we at that point saw the primary development of the Circularis, with the expansion of reasonableness – both in the development and in the showcase. In fact, Meistersinger made the Circularis Automatic, which as you may have speculated, included a self-twisting module on top of the 5-day power reserve development. Additionally, on the dial side, a date was added, which bodes well with the programmed development. It was a watch more focussed on its convenience on an everyday premise. The most recent advancement which was introduced to us at Baselworld 2017, highlighted the expansion of an alternate complication to the base manual-injury development, a complication that bodes well for a long power reserve type, the sign of the excess power, and this Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve is the watch we’re taking a gander at today.

Compared to the early Circularis model , the style has been reasonably refreshed. To be sure, the primary adaptation was showing a dial with painted records and two unmistakable regions – to energize a watch that was indeed very empty, as it included just a solitary hand. The Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve utilizes the style presented by the Automatic model all things considered. More present day, more point by point, and inclining more towards the extravagant side… Based on a straightforward dial with various finishings, contingent upon the shading picked (grainy for the silver and dark renditions, nearly lacquered on the ivory one, or sunburst on the blue/dim version), it currently includes enormous and profound applied numerals. I generally preferred these numerals on Meistersinger watches, as they appropriately vivify the dial and give it some profundity and decent reflections. They are pleasantly executed, definitely cut and cleaned. With respect to the completing of the dial, it is accessible in various tones relying upon the rendition – blue, white or gold. What’s more, some little hour files are likewise applied, coordinating the shade of the numerals, and once more, pleasant subtleties to quicken a smooth display.

The principle curiosity on the Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve is the gauge put at 9, which demonstrates the excess power of the development. While this can be some of the time seen as a gadget on certain watches, it here bodes well, considering the manual-injury development and the long power reserve (120 hours). Towards the finish of the power reserve, so to say the crucial point in time when the development keeps an eye on free some exactness, is featured with markers in a differentiating color.

To balance this sign at 9, the Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve includes a date window, put at 3. While we, at Monochrome, are generally sectarians of no-date watches, its essence here isn’t hazardous, as it echoes the power reserve. The window is surrounded by a cleaned and chamfered ring, again a little detail that gives this watch a refined touch. The remainder of the watch is recognizable: same 43mm case (note that it wears on the bigger side and requires a strong wrist), in completely cleaned tempered steel, a funnel shaped crown which is wonderful to use to wind the development, and a gator cowhide tie with pin buckle.

Under the hood is a similar base development as all Circularis watches, the calibre MSH02. Aside from the twin-barrels and the 120h/5-day power reserve, this development converses with the mechanical sweethearts that we are a result of its plan. Without a doubt, the enormous scaffold on top is pleasantly opened and bended to uncover all the significant specialized components (barrels, focus wheel, balance). It is wonderful to take a gander at, and its origination, specialized as well as visual, has been carefully conceived. Beautifications are additionally wonderful, with round Geneva stripes, blued screws and cleaned angles. Besides, it is a full size development, which fils the whole case –  and which is something adequately uncommon to be mentioned.

Overall, the Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve is a decent development of the model, which shows greater development, and is presumably the most pleasant variant – because of the common sense of the power reserve, and the movement it provides for an in some way or another unfilled dial and show, and on the grounds that it is slimmer than the programmed. It is estimated at 4,998 Euros and exists in 5 adaptations (Opaline Silver with blue lists/Black with white files/Ivory with Blue files/Sunburst Steel Gray with gold files/Sunburst Steel Gray with gold lists and gold bezel). More subtleties on  www.meistersinger.com .


Technical Specifications – Meistersinger Circularis Power Reserve

  • Case: 43mm width x 12.5mm thick – cleaned tempered steel case – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – 50m water resistant
  • Movement: Calibre MSH02, restrictive development – manual injury – 120h power reserve with twi barrels – 31 gems – 28,800vph – single-hand show with power reserve and date
  • Strap: croc cowhide lash with steel pin buckle
  • Reference: CCP301
  • Price: 4,998 Euros