Watch of the Month – Neo Pointer Date

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The Neo Pointer Date provides an elegant overview. That´s why it is our Watch of the Month.

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MeisterSinger is worldwide known as the specialist for single-hand watches. Of course, it is irritating – and therefore it needs some explanation – when a new model has an additional hand. But these watches also follow the MeisterSinger concept; the second hand has nothing to do with the time. For example, on the Circularis Power a second hand provides information about the remaining energy. And even on the Neo Pointer Date which was launched this spring, the name indicates the function of the second hand: it points to the current date.

MeisterSinger classic with a date hand: the Neo.
MeisterSinger classic with a date hand: the Neo.

Short hand, long period

This date display from the centre of the dial has a long tradition in the history of watchmaking. The window date that predominates today had only been introduced in the 1940s. However, while in most watches with a hand date, the days of the month were marked on the outer edge of the dial and the calendar-hands were correspondingly long, MeisterSinger’s variant adheres to another horological principle: namely that the longest periods of time are indicated by the shortest hand. The recessed date circle is located in the center of the dial, with a clear distance between the minute and hour figures.

A watch novelty in harmony with old watchmaking tradition.
A watch novelty in harmony with old watchmaking tradition.

Complemented but not disturbed

This achieves two things at once. Unlike a date window, the wearer of the watch has an overview of the current month as well as the hour circle. And the elegant appearance of the Neo with its slightly domed hardened acryl glass and narrow bezel is complemented, but not disturbed, by the central additional function.

Anyone who appreciates MeisterSinger watches will understand this immediately, will like the elegant, radial calendar – and will gladly answer the occasional question as to why this single-hand watch has a second hand. And perhaps the small circle of watch connoisseurs can be extended a little.

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Design of classical modernism in perfection.
Design of classical modernism in perfection.