Munster-based watch manufacturer Meistersinger launches an entirely new line of single-handed watches equipped with a power reserve complication. Named the Meistersinger Primatic, the watch comes in four variations and will keep track of the 38-hour power reserve on an indicator at 6 o’clock.
Meistersinger is one of those brand’s I love introducing to people just starting their journey in the luxury watch world. A watch that tells the time with one hand? Surely not… And yet these highly creative designs do just that, and brilliantly. Adored by watch collectors with a penchant for the unique, Meistersinger watches deliver a relaxed approach to timekeeping where the “exact” time isn’t always required. Instead, the single hand points to one of the 144 markers around the dial. Each marker represents 5 minutes, so for example, if the hand is pointed to the first marker after the 7, that would read 7:05.
Since its creation in 2001, the single-handed Meistersinger watch has evolved to include several additional functions to suit wearers of all kinds. From classic date windows to oversized moonphases, jumping hours and even a watch which strikes on the hour, Meistersinger have not been afraid to experiment. The power reserve complication has been used previously by Meistersinger before too, quite recently in fact within the Meistersinger Circularis. Now with a significantly more modern architecture and dial layout, the complication returns within a quartet of Meistersinger Primatic watches.
The new Meistersinger Primatic Power Reserve watches offer cases much like those seen in N° 03 and Singularis collections with a traditional styled stainless steel 41.5mm diameter and a domed polished bezel. On top, sapphire crystal glass allows for an effortless, scratch resistant view of the display beneath while on the back, it does the same but for the automatic winding movement within. The cases are water resistant to 50 metres helped by a push-pull knurled crown at 3 o’clock.
As we mentioned in the introduction, there are four Meistersinger Primatic watches to choose from, each offering the same dial layout but dressed in different colours. All four maintain the iconic single hand at the centre for indicating the time and a fine 5-minute scale around the circumference adorned in classic Arabic numerals. At 6 o’clock, you’ll find the new power reserve indicator beautifully arching with its own printed scale and orange accents so you always know how much fuel remains within the movement and when it might be ready to wind or wear your watch. The dials also present a rounded date window at 3 o’clock.
The first Meistersinger Primatic Power Reserve watch in the line-up is reference PR902. This model opts for a matte grained black dial with white hardware and a matching black vegan leather strap detailed with contrasting orange stitching. Offering the exact same strap is reference PR903 but this instead elects an ivory-coloured display with black hands and markings. Next is a handsome sunray-brushed blue dial under reference PR918 paired with an eccentric yellow vintage leather strap and lastly, reference PR919 presents a gorgeous petrol green sunray-brushed dial on a black vintage leather strap.
Powering the Meistersinger Primatic watches is the Swiss made Sellita SW270-1 calibre. It runs at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and stores 38 hours of power reserve. You can admire the movement and some of its 26 jewels through the exhibition case back alongside stunning, blue-coloured screws, perlage decoration and a gold-plated oscillating rotor adorned with a matching gold Meistersinger logo.
If you’d like to learn more about the new Meistersinger Primatic Power Reserve watches and shop the collection in full for yourself, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Case Size: 41.5mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal
- Crown: Non-screw locked
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 50 metres
- Movement: Sellita SW270-1 automatic winding
- Functions: Time, power reserve indicator, date
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Jewels: 26
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Black, ivory, blue or green
- Strap: Vegan leather in black or vintage leather in black or yellow
- Buckle: Pin, stainless steel
- RRP: £2,190
- Release Date: Available now