Baselworld 2018 – Meistersinger Lunascope impression

Announced at the beginning of Baselworld and we’ve had the opportunity to check out the new Meistersinger Lunascope last week. Meistersinger is known for their watches which indicate time using a single hand. Although this type of watch is a bit less precise to read it doesn’t matter much as you will have a pretty clear indication of time.  Let’s have a closer look at the Lunascope.

Meistersinger Lunascope

Part of the Classic Plus line, the Lunascope is the first moon phase watch in the Meisersinger collection. At first glance you will notice the oversized moon phase right away. Printed on a deep blue disc, the moon phase  takes up most of the upper part of the dial. Looking a bit closer at the moon you will see plenty of details and the stars that surround it. On the lower part of the dial the 6 o’clock marker has been replaced by a round date window. Both version have a blue date disc with white numbers on it.

The stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter which is a perfect size for a wristwatch in my book. Powered by an ETA 2836 this watch comes with a power reserve of about 38 hours. Automatic winding should help to keep ik going as long as you keep it on the wrist. To operate the moon phase a specially designed module has been added to the movement. It’s been designed with great accuracy for the correct moon phase which only requires an slight correction after 128 years. Which means you will never have to change it once after setting it. Through the open caseback you can see the movement which has a decorated rotor and Meistersinger logo.

Available in two configurations, both come with a blue moon phase and date disc. You choose between a matching blue dial or silver opaline dial which  gives the watch more contrast. The blue Lunascope comes on a cognac coloured calfskin leather strap where the silver-opaline version has a dark brown leather strap with crocodile grain.

Impression

I must say that the Meistersinger Lunascope makes a great moon phase watch if you fancy the one hand design. I preferred the blue version which is better balanced. Also because of the ongoing blue colour of the dial which extends into the moon phase disc it’s more quiet to the eye on the wrist.

For those interested, the Lunascope should be available from April and it’s priced just under 3K Euro.

For more info visit Meistersinger.

Technical Specifications


Case material: Stainless steel
Dimension: 40mm case
Movement: ETA 2836 with MS-module
Power: 38 Hours with automatic winding
Water resistance: 50 meter / 5ATM
Dial: Blue or Opaline Silver
Strap: leather strap
Special Note:
Meistersinger Lunascope price 2.990 EU (MSRP incl. VAT, prices may vary depending on location.)


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