Baselworld 2019: Bronze for unique individuals
MeisterSinger presents its new Bronze Line
MeisterSinger watches show the time with one single hand – their owners don’t allow themselves to be rushed. The display principle is inspired by that of early tower clocks, the design features purely functional typography and the consistent use of double digits to indicate the hours is reminiscent of historical instruments. With the new Bronze Line, MeisterSinger underscores the instrumental character of its timepieces with three watches, each with its own unique character, in a case made of this traditional material.
Robust and weatherproof, bronze was for a long time the ideal casing for scientific instruments and devices, whether in seafaring or in the field of medicine. And as metals from various regions have been melted together to make bronze, it also stands for interaction, long journeys, and possibly worldly sophistication. However, despite its high resilience, time tends to leave its mark on bronze surfaces. The fact that a bronze case is not only capable of reliably protecting a watch over a long period, but also reveals its age, was another reason for MeisterSinger to craft three of its most successful models in bronze. The choice of the color of the dial is quite striking. The historical case material, the numerals and the hand in “Old Radium”, and the instrument-like red tip of the hand provide a contrast to the deep blue sunburst finish of the dial. Hence, even when the bronze gradually ages, the watch will never look like a museum piece, but simply show the history and tell the stories of its owner.
Three different versions
Just as the stainless steel versions of the three MeisterSinger models differ from one another, they also have their own unique character when encased in bronze:
The N° 03 is a MeisterSinger classic model with its understated appearance and the unadorned clarity of its dial, and has already won prestigious design awards. Despite its imposing 43-millimeter diameter, it is a timepiece of simple elegance – but also a genuine eye-catcher in the bronze version. The reverse side of the watch features a sixfold screwed steel back with a glass exhibition window that provides an excellent view of the Swiss automatic movement. The N° 03 in bronze comes with a hand-sewn calfskin watchstrap in dark brown and a bronze buckle. The single-hand watch will be available from April.
The Perigraph follows the MeisterSinger principle of clear circular arrangement. The date is not displayed in a window, but on the open date disk at 12 o’clock, making the Perigraph particularly reminiscent of classical analog instruments. This impression is additionally reinforced in the bronze version, thus creating the image of noble commitment to scientific traditions. The reverse side of the Perigraph features a sixfold screwed stainless steel back with a sapphire glass exhibition window that provides an excellent view of the Swiss automatic movement. The bronze watch with its dark brown, hand-sewn calfskin watchstrap and bronze buckle and will be available from April.
The Metris is a young, robust companion for any time and any place – for the office or the beach. Perhaps this particular model of the Bronze Line is more likely to pick up a few small scars on the case and a patina from outdoor use – after all, it is water-resistant up to 20 bar. The contrast between these signs of ageing and the sunburst blue dial are therefore all the more interesting. The multifaceted structure of the case and the opulent blue dial make the Metris an eye-catcher in any situation, even if the gala calls instead of the wilderness.
The bronze case of the Metris has a diameter of 38 millimeters and a sixfold screwed stainless steel back. The watch is powered by a Swiss automatic movement. The Metris in bronze comes with a dark brown calfskin watchstrap and a bronze buckle and goes on sale in April.