Watch of the Month – Pangaea Day Date
Two new variants of the Pangaea Day Date have a far more dynamic appearance than their model siblings. Both of them are an ideal match for summer outfits and therefore our Watches of the Month of July for that reason alone.
The Pangaea Day Date has long been a MeisterSinger classic that has won numerous design awards. Because apart from telling you the time, it also displays the date and the weekday in inimitable MeisterSinger manner: Not selectively in a tiny window, but on openly visible rings, giving you an excellent overview of the bigger picture. The special aesthetic appeal – and at the same time a watchmaking challenge – lies in the fact that the rings rotate at different heights, but are integrated very smoothly within the dial, practically without gaps.
With the first four versions of the watch, the rings and the dial are designed in the same color and thus deliberately appear discreet. With the two new ones, however, the consistently radial geometry is emphasized by strong color contrasts. One is striking, the other genuinely dynamic. One of them is designed in dark shades. The center and the area around the hour numerals are in steel blue with a sunburst design, while the outer edge is matt black, just like the date ring. White typography and red markings, also on the tip of the single hand, not only make it easier to read the time and the date, but give the model even more of an instrumental character as well.
The second variant is even more clearly segmented. The edge of the dial and the two day-date rings are finished in a matt sand gray, providing a sharp contrast to the shimmering blue of the dial. Here, too, the functional MeisterSinger typography is designed in white with red trim. Whether that gives the watch a “nautical” appearance, as some people spontaneously think, is an open question. However, one thing is for sure – it is a very eye-catching timepiece and whether at a port or further inland, you will be asked to show it, again and again –
particularly in summer, when it is hardly ever hidden under the long sleeve of a jacket. If you do happen to take the watch off for a moment, you can also show curious people that the Swiss automatic movement of the Pangaea Day Date can be viewed through its screwed-on exhibition back. The Watch of the Month – also from a technical point of view.
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