German watchmaker MeisterSinger is worldwide renowned for its distinctive watches with a single-hand to indicate the time. Nonetheless, over the years the brand has expanded its collection with the inclusion of useful complications in some of its models.
This is the case of the Paleograph mono-pusher chronograph which, originally introduced in 2014, is now available with a shimmering anthracite dial featuring a fine sunburst finish.
A white needle-sharp hand indicates the time with an accuracy of five minutes while a vibrant red colour is used for the central stop-second hand, the 30-minute chronograph hand at 3 o’clock and the continuous seconds at 9 o’clock.
The dial design is clean with no telemeter or tachymeter scale. In a similar way, the 43 mm stainless steel case is more discreet thanks to a single button integrated in the crown for the start, stop, and zero reset steps instead of the usual push-buttons at 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock. This way, even with a chronograph function, the Paleograph maintains the key style elements typical of MeisterSinger watches.
For the Paleograph, the high-quality Swiss hand-wound Unitas 6497-1 calibre was extensively redesigned and supplemented by a special chronograph module with a classic column wheel.
Designed by chronograph veteran Jean Fillon, this module is constructed with an unusual mounting of the modular plate to the underside of the timepiece so that it is possible to observe it at work through the sapphire crystal back. Beating at 2,5 Hz (18,000 vph) and offering a power reserve of 46 hours, the movement is enhanced by a fine brushed pattern and blued screws.
Also available with a sunburst blue dial, the MeisterSinger Paleograph has a price of Euro 5,998 / US$ 8,175 with either a steel Milanese bracelet or an alligator leather strap. meistersinger.net