Watch of the Month – Salthora Meta X
A striking timepiece with a click
We presented our Watch of the Month of January almost two years ago in Basel. And as we prepare for Baselworld again, we remember what a stir Salthora Meta X caused there. First and foremost because – at first glance – it was so very different from all MeisterSinger watches before it: much more sturdy and angular, with a screw-down crown and a rotating bezel.
For every terrain
“MeisterSinger has made a diver’s watch”, the press reported with amazement. This was not quite true; in order to comply with the DIN standard for official diving watches, the bezel would have to be divided differently and the watch would have to have a second hand. Of course you can go diving with the Meta X, and very authentically. It is pressure-tight up to 20 bar. And its single hand clearly shows what is important under water: the minutes elapsed.
But Meta X is also suitable for use in many other situations: it is robust enough for any terrain, for the beach, blizzards, a boat trip or a club – for all occasions where seconds don’t matter. And the precise rotating bezel makes it easier than on many chronographs to measure how long the rice has been boiling or whether you should come to the end of your presentation
But Meta X also became a talking piece as a rare specialty: it is one of the few watches to bring an unusual mechanical complication in a robust and resilient case to the seabed or the ski slope.
The jumping hour module of the watch, which was developed specially for the Salthora models, is a horological achievement. At the full hour, the display in the round window jumps: instantaneously, precisely and without interfering with the precision of the movement. Over the course of 60 minutes a snail on the minute wheel builds up tension for the next jump. And its power can be heard: it makes a quiet “click” when the hour jumps, combining the micromechanical finesse of the movement with the powerful design of the watch. And it also gives the wearer an acoustic impression of the reliable precision of their Meta X, making it more of a tool than a watch, wherever you are.
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