AFFORDABLE LUXURY WATCHES OF THE YEAR: Meistersinger No.03 40mm

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Few modern watchmakers make timepieces that are instantly recognisable across a train carriage, but you can’t miss a Meistersinger with its single hand telling the time to connoisseurs who think of minutes and seconds a little differently to the more obsessive among us.

Taking the No.03 down to 40mm in diameter this year is a smart move as over-sized pieces fall out of fashion.

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Making it 1mm slimmer was also an improvement to keep the pleasing proportions and wearability of previous models.

Little else has changed, and why should it? The double digit hour markers make reading the time surprisingly easy and the date display at 6 o’clock is well-judged.

The 2017 collection comes in three highly wearable colour combinations: opaline silver, ivory, and a blue dial with a fine sunburst design and striking red quarter-hourly markings. They sell for around £1645 in the UK.

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