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MeisterSinger - Lunascope

Every year at Baselworld, MeisterSinger finds a way to surprise with some unexpected novelties. After the Metris (we wrote about it here), the German watchmaker renowned for the production of watches with a single-hand presented the Lunascope, its first first astronomical watch.

MeisterSinger Lunascopewith moon phase display

The 40 mm stainless steel case of the Pangaea family frames a dial characterized by a large aperture in the upper half where a detailed moon moves across a dark blue, starry background.

One of the largest on the market, this moon-phase display realistically depicts the surface of the earth’s satellite offering a fascinating and slowly changing spectacle.


The moon’s various phases are represented with exceptional precision.

While the moon takes 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.9 seconds to circumnavigate the Earth, most watches round this figure down to 29.5 days via the movement, which means they deviate by eight hours per year and need to be corrected by one complete day every three years.

Differently, the MeisterSinger Lunascope — once correctly set and assuming that the watch runs continuously — only needs to be corrected by one day every 128 years.

MeisterSinger Lunascopewith moon phase display

MeisterSinger Lunascopewith moon phase display

The Swiss automatic ETA 2836 movement is equipped with a MeisterSinger moon-phase module with the integration of two additional gear systems incorporating four wheels to drive the moon disc and a further two wheels for the setting mechanism. Beating at 4 Hz (28,800 vph) and offering 38 hours of power reserve, the movement can be viewed through the screwed glass exhibition back.

The Lunascope is available in two versions – with a sunburst dial in the same dark blue of the moon’s background (ref. LS908) or with a silvery opaline dial (ref. LS901).



The blue model comes with a cognac-toned calfskin strap while the silver-opaline version with a dark brown leather strap.

Water resistant to 50 metres / 165 feet, the MeisterSinger Lunascope has a price of Euro 2,990. meistersinger.com

Suggested reading:
Single-hand timepieces in watchmaking history

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Time and Watches: MeisterSinger - Lunascope
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MeisterSinger Lunascope, the brand's first first astronomical watch. The MeisterSinger Lunascope has a price of Euro 2,990. MeisterSinger at Baselworld 2018. The Lunascope is available in two versions – with a sunburst dial in the same dark blue of the moon’s background (ref. LS908) or with a silvery opaline dial (ref. LS901).
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