Astronomical single-hand watch: The Lunascope

At this year’s Baselworld we presented the first MeisterSinger astronomical watch – the Lunascope. The slender stainless steel case of the Pangaea family forms the ideal backdrop for 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 generous diameter of this timepiece allows a realistic depiction of even fine details of the moon’s surface – like looking up at the sky on a clear night.

The Lunascope is available in two versions (Opaline Silver, Blue) – here with a sunburst dial in the dark blue of the moon’s background.

Correction after 128 years

The natural impression of the Earth’s satellite corresponds to the astronomical precision with which the Lunascope represents the moon’s various phases. The moon takes 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.9 seconds to circumnavigate the Earth. Most watches round this figure down to 29.5 days via the movement, which means 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 is far more exact and only needs a slight adjustment after 128 years – a short period in astronomical terms, but a very long time in the world of watchmaking. The workings of the Swiss automatic movement in the Lunascope equipped with the moon-phase module can be viewed through the screwed glass exhibition back of the 40-millimeter case.

MeisterSinger’s moon-phase display – poise with precision

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