When we initially caught wind of the new MeisterSinger Salthora Meta X, we thought we were in for a major surprise…and we were correct. As far as we might be concerned, MeisterSinger makes single-hand watches with a tasteful/metropolitan plan. It doesn’t make sports watches, not to mention dive watches. However, when you make a stride back and consider the big picture for over 5 seconds, you before long comprehend that the Salthora Meta X is just the normal advancement of the MeisterSinger idea and probably the coolest thought the brand could have – also it is generally a truly noteworthy, all around thought watch. Peruse on to discover why.
A piece of foundation on dive watches… In the beginning of plunging, jumping computers didn’t exist. Divers needed to depend on mechanical watches and mechanical instruments, (for example, profundity measures) for their wellbeing. When plunging, time is an extremely significant factor. Watches were utilized for two primary estimations. The first was the length of the jumping meeting – scuba sets are loaded up with an exact measure of breathing gas, comparing to a specific span of plunging. The other estimation relates to decompression stages. In the two cases, these estimations are under 1 hour long, implying that the lone valuable hand on the watch is the moment hand, related to the second most significant component of a dive watch, the rotatable bezel. Truth be told, a dive watch, seen exclusively as an expert instrument, with no compelling reason to demonstrate the time, would just require these two highlights (in addition to a seconds hand, not for estimations, but rather to be certain that the watch is running). Keep that in mind.
Now, let’s apply this idea to another, MeisterSinger’s signature highlight: the single-hand show. Since its beginning, the brand has consistently played on that fairly unordinary and very poetical (in light of the fact that sluggish) show, on which the standard hour and moment hands are converged into one that demonstrates the time by pivoting once around the dial in 12h . This couldn’t work on account of a dive watch however, as no minutes are shown. However, MeisterSinger has something more in the list, another single-hand watch, the Salthora, anyway the hand here represents the minutes and is connected to a jumping hour… And since you think about dive watches, you can envision the improvement that has been done.
The MeisterSinger Salthora Meta X is clearly a very thoroughly examined dive watch. It has all the components (with the exception of one… however we’ll return to that later) to make it an extremely useful instrument undersea. Most importantly, it is worked around a tough tempered steel case, with a 43mm measurement, a 200m water-obstruction, screwed crown and caseback, and all the necessary securities to withstand a functioning life (enormous crown, intended to be utilized with gloves, crown defenders). The Salthora Meta X is fairly huge and massive however is very comfortable, on account of its bended drags. The case has an alternate shape, compared to past manifestations from the brand, and with its brushed surfaces and cleaned complements, the nature of its development feels better than the remainder of the MeisterSinger creation. It is, as normal with the brand, effectively configurable, with various lash/arm band alternatives (steel network, elastic, vintage calfskin, softened cowhide, croc-print leather…).
Let’s proceed onward to the main part of this MeisterSinger Salthora Meta X; the presentation. In the first place, it includes the key uni-directional bezel with 60-minute scale, here with articulated scores and a brushed earthenware embed (in dark or blue, contingent upon the variant). The dial has an exemplary look to it, with enormous digits for the minutes, all covered with glowing paint, just like the unrivaled hand running on the dial. This moment hand, combined with the bezel, will make diving times extremely simple to peruse – one thing to take note of: the shortfall of second hand, not actually tricky consistently, but rather it is needed by the ISO norms for dive watches.
Reading the time is simple as well (something you need to do consistently on when on dry land), with a roundabout window at 12 showing the current hour utilizing a moment jumping component, ( which is explained in detail here. ) It changes at lightning speed and with great precision at regular intervals – so no disarray conceivable. This framework is indeed very basic however effective, as tension needed for the impelling switch of the hour plate is developed throughout 60 minutes by a snail appended to the moment wheel. Thus, power isn’t removed abruptly from the fountainhead barrel, however constantly, which just impacts the functions to a negligible degree. This showcase is controlled by a traditional development, an ETA 2824-2 or Sellita 200-1 with 4Hz recurrence, programmed winding and 38h force reserve.
Three adaptations of the MeisterSinger Salthora Meta X are available:
- Steel case, dark dial with light green indexes, dark clay bezel, dark hour circle with light green numeral, light green moment hand
- Steel case, dark dial with white indexes, dark clay bezel, white hour circle with red numeral, red minute hand
- Steel case, blue dial with white indexes, blue ceramic bezel, blue hour plate with white numeral, white minute hand
Overall, the MeisterSinger Salthora Meta X is an invigorating curiosity. As a dive watch, it is productive, effectively thought out and extremely down to earth. The pivotal sign for wellbeing, the moment, is entirely underscored by the single-hand show – and the nature of development and the presentation offered are adequate for most sporting jumping meetings. Worn as a day by day watch, it is rough, cool regarding plan and the complication utilized (jumping hour) makes it very exceptional available, implying that it stands apart from the horde of regular dive watches. At last, the cost – from EUR 3,200 – is basically excellent for what you receive consequently. All around done! More subtleties on www.meistersinger.com .
Technical Specifications – MeisterSinger Salthora Meta X
- Case: 43mm measurement – Stainless steel, brushed with cleaned complements – uni)directional fired bezel – sapphire gem on the dial side, screwed steel back – 200m water resistant
- Movement: base ETA 2824-2 or Sellita 200-1, extra proprietary module – programmed – 4HZ recurrence – 38H force hold – focal moment hand, immediate jumping hour in a window at 12
- Strap: different cowhide or metallic options
- Reference: SAMX902 (dark and red) – SAMX902GR (dark and green) – SAMX908 (blue)
- Price: EUR 3,200 (cowhide) EUR 3,500 (network steel bracelet)