MeisterSinger Astroscope S-AS902Y
MeisterSinger Astroscope Limited Edition Swiss made single hand watch S-AS902Y. The RedDot design Award winner Astroscope S-AS902Y features a 40mm x 10.5mm stainless steel case with a black dial and a yellow vintage saddle leather strap with domed sapphire glass and a water resistance rating of 50m. The movement is a Swiss Sellita SW 220 automoatic movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. Only 200 units made.
MeisterSinger Watch Astroscope Limited Edition S-AS902Y. MeisterSinger mechanical watches display the time in a traditional way and with great precision, using only one hand. This hand is longer and more tapered than a conventional hour hand and points exactly to the fine, five-minute markings on the edge of the dial, just like the first mechanical timepieces used to, right up to the 18th century. MeisterSinger watches thus literally point to that one fleeting moment in time, our true reality, thereby conveying a tranquil sense of time. The Astroscope displays the weekdays like they’ve never been shown before, i.e. related to the heavenly bodies that have been attributed to the various days since ancient times.
It’s the Sun and the Moon that divide our time into day and night and the twelve months of the year for everyone to feel and observe. However, the division into seven-day weeks does not follow any particular astronomical rhythm, but has more of a mythological background. The method most likely dates back to the Babylonians, who, like many other peoples, considered the number seven to be especially holy and connected with seven heavenly bodies, i.e., the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. Just as most planets are named after Roman gods, most days of the week in both German and English take their corresponding names from Norse mythology. Throughout history, the allocation of the days of the week to celestial bodies has endured the test of time:
Monday, the Moon ☽
Tuesday, Mars ♂
Wednesday, Mercury ☿
Thursday, Jupiter ♃
Friday, Venus ♀
Saturday, Saturn ♄
Sunday, the Sun ☉
With these celestial bodies and their classical symbols, the Astroscope shows the days of the week not in a linear or radial fashion, but wandering back and forth in a constellation that only occurs every ten to twelve years in the southern night sky of the northern hemisphere. Again in July 2020, with the exception of the Sun, of course, all the celestial bodies of the weekdays will be visible there at the same time. The Astroscope stylizes this formation on its dial; a bright dot appears on Monday at about 12 o’clock at the Moon symbol and the next day to the right at the Mars symbol. On Wednesday it appears next to Mercury at about 9 o’clock; on Thursday next to Jupiter at 3 o’clock ...
This is as amazing and yet as easy to understand as the time when displayed with only one hand, but because no MeisterSinger watch has ever had such a long and beautiful history as the Astroscope, it comes with a brochure that describes the historical background in detail and also explains the wandering point of the day. In reality, it does not jump back and forth. Under the dial, a large weekday disk with a number of bright dots on it moves one step further from one day to the next, always moving in a circle, just as it is in the world of celestial mechanics.
What we love: The design award aside, the celestial days function aside, the watch itself looks stunning with the see through case back and the make with the case and the leather strap. A personal favourite.
Ships in 1-3 Business Days from Sydney with DHL Express. Sydney customers can pick up on the same day from our Alexandria showroom an hour after placing the order by choosing Click & Collect as the delivery option.
2 Year manufacturers warranty from MeisterSinger. StarBuy are Authorised distributors of MeisterSinger Swiss Single-Hand Watches. All Watches are shipped in MeisterSinger original packaging.