Meistersinger launches its first astronomical watch

German watch brand Meistersinger, known for its unique single-hand dials, has launched its first astronomical watch.

Most watches round down the time taken for the moon to circumnavigate Earth to 29.5 days via the movement, which means that they deviate by eight hours per year and need to be corrected by one complete day every three years.

However, the movement specially designed for the MeisterSinger Lunascope only needs a slight adjustment after 128 years. The workings of this Swiss automatic movement equipped with the moon-phase module can be viewed through the screwed glass exhibition back of the 40mm case.

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The Lunascope has a slender stainless steel case and an unusually large moon-phase display. The upper half of the dial features a dynamic cut in which the moon moves across a dark blue, starry background.

The Lunascope is available in two versions – either with a sunburst dial in the dark blue of the moon’s background or with a silvery opaline dial, on which the circular date window at 6 o’clock forms an optical contrast to the astronomical display.

The blue model comes with a calfskin watchstrap in cognac, while the silver-opaline version comes with a dark brown leather strap.

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