Masters of the single-handed watch, Meistersinger launch a new limited edition in partnership with WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, to raise awareness and proceeds for a more sustainable earth. The Meistersinger Perigraph Planet Earth Limited Edition also serves as a marker to the brand’s 20th anniversary standing out from previous anniversary editions for its photorealistic image of planet earth at the centre of the dial.
Since 2001, Meistersinger have confidently retained their unique selling point of one-handed watches which tell the time using simple five-minute markings around the dial and a single hand. For their 2021 releases, all of which celebrate their 20th anniversary, we have witnessed the same single-handed layout in a series of new designs including the Meistersinger Bell Hora with a Sonnerie au passage complication and a new Meistersinger Unomat collection, the brand’s very first sports watch. Now, to end their celebratory year, the German-based watch manufacturer opts for a charitable design made in partnership with WWF, the 500-piece Meistersinger Perigraph Planet Earth Limited Edition.
For now, seeing the breathtaking view of our home planet from space is reserved for only a rare few. However, with the new Meistersinger Perigraph Planet Earth Limited Edition, a photo-realistic recreation of planet earth is captured within the middle of the dial showing off the major continents of Europe, Asia and Africa and its surrounding turquoise blue waters. Since the Meistersinger Perigraph is used as the base, the design also features a contrasting jet-black outer ring detailed with the hour numerals from 01 to 12 and additional dot markings for the half hours. A step within that and there’s matching black rotating date disc which displays the date as it aligns with the red arrow-shaped pointer on the earth. For telling the time, a white single hand is placed at the centre.
Protecting the dial is layer of sapphire crystal glass secured into place by the 43mm wide and 11.5mm high stainless steel case. At 3 o’clock, a large, knurled crown allows you to manipulate the complications on the dial and helps in a basic water resistant rating of 50 metres. Turn the Meistersinger Perigraph Planet Earth Limited Edition over and another layer of sapphire crystal glass allows for a view into the automatic winding movement within, secured by a total of six screws. The glass back is nicely decorated with the famous WWF panda-bear logo, printed on the inside of the crystal.
The movement on display is the Sellita SW-400 automatic movement which when fully wound promises a power reserve of 38 hours. It also assures 26 jewels and a frequency of 28,800vph. To complete the Meistersinger Perigraph Planet Earth Limited Edition, a vegan leather-look strap in black with bright orange stitching is added. Also helping to cement their earth-responsive message, the watch is delivered in environmentally friendly packaging. Meistersinger have also confirmed that straps and packaging like this will be available as standard for all it’s watches in the course of the year.
If you’d like to learn more about the Meistersinger Perigraph Planet Earth watch and get your hands on one of the 500 limited edition pieces, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team on 01335 453453 or send us a message at email@example.com.
Specifications: Meistersinger Perigraph Planet Earth (ED-EARTH)
- Case Size: 43mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal
- Crown: Non screw down
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 50 metres
- Movement: Sellita SW-400 automatic
- Functions: Time indicated by single hand, rotating date disc
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Jewels: 26
- Frequency: 28,80vph
- Dial: Black with photorealistic print of planet earth
- Strap: Vegan leather
- Buckle: Pin
- RRP: £1,990
- Limited Edition: 500 pieces