MeisterSinger, the Germany based manufacturer of single-hand watches, re-launches Neo, the leanest and flattest of timepieces from the brand. It is one of those timepieces that appear ultimately familiar in its measurements and design, as if it had been around for decades. Its diameter of 36 millimeters, the thin bezel and the Hesalite glass make the Neo seem like it was created in the 1950s. However, not in an old-fashioned way, but embracing the modern aspects of the decade. After all, the 50s was a time of creative awakening and, above all, the renunciation of superfluous embellishment. The unadorned clarity of the dial also follows this tradition, although it was only designed half a century later by Manfred Brassler, the founder of MeisterSinger.
After meticulous redesigning, the Neo looks more modern now than ever. The Baskerville type previously used for the hour markers has been replaced by the sans serif Helvetica – the epitome of clear, factual messages since the 60s. The typography of the logo has also been redesigned and is now based on the more recent Meta Serif. The Neo now somewhat reminds us of the No. 01, MeisterSinger’s very first single-hand watch, and its instrument-like character. The Neo’s new, round date window, taking up the shape of the case and drawing attention to itself with the date display’s contrasting color, is also in keeping with this design.
The Neo is powered by the proven ETA 2824 Swiss automatic movement or by an identically constructed Selitta SW 200-1 and comes with a suede strap in a matching color.
The Neo Q is the Neo’s quartz-powered sister model – and a good choice for anyone who does not attach great importance to a mechanical movement. Many people are bothered by the nervous twitching of the second hand on common quartz watches, which the Neo Q isn’t fitted with. Its single hour hand moves just as sedately as that of its mechanical counterpart. The Neo Q’s typography has also been rejuvenated. It bears new lettering and the date is now displayed in a round window.
Another unique feature of the MeisterSinger range is the quick-change system of the Neo Q watchstrap, which comes in two entirely different styles as standard. Besides an elegant, embossed calfskin watchstrap, it also comes with a soft suede version, expressing the relaxed attitude of all MeisterSinger aficionados, who appreciate tradition but are not bound by every single convention.
Movement: ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW 200-1, automatic; 38 hours power reserve
Diameter: 36 mm
Case: Stainless steel, screwed back, water resistance 3 bar, domed, hardened acrylic glass
Variants: ivory, black, sunburst silver und sunburst sapphire blue
MeisterSinger Neo Q
Movement: ETA F06111, quartz
Diameter: 36 mm
Case: Stainless steel, closed back, water resistance 3 bar, domed, hardened acrylic glass
Variants: white, sunburst black, sunburst silver and sunburst heaven blue
The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has pre-selected 72 timepieces pre-selected by the jury for this 17th edition of the...
Oris Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG - Limited Edition Watch Inspired By the Historic Dewoitine D.26 AircraftSwiss watch brand Oris unveils a limited edition watch into its Big Crown family celebrating the unique role played in aviation history by t...
Canadian watch brand Solar Lab Co. presents Gnomon, an exceptional single handed automatic wristwatch that combines the aesthetics of ancien...
TAG Heuer and Tom Brady, brand ambassador since 2015, quarterback of the New England Patriots and five-time Super Bowl champion, has unveile...
Traditional Swiss watch maker Armand Nicolet has launched its new service, the Trade In, which offers customers a new and exciting way to ac...
For its latest timepiece collection, Swiss watch brand Bell & Ross draws inspiration from the retro-influenced Bellytanker race car. Iss...
Created by a group of watch lovers living in Japan, micro-watch brand Karl-Leimon announces the launch of its Moonphase Watch collection. Th...
Following the Startimer Pilot Automatic launch at Baselworld 2017, Alpina now presents the Startimer Pilot Quartz GMT, a new model from its ...
A. Lange & Söhne’s four popular watch models - LANGE 1, LANGE 1 DAYMATIC, SAXONIA and SAXONIA AUTOMATIC - are now also available in a cl...
Two years after launching its sensational horology creation FB 1, the Swiss luxury watch brand Chronomètre FERDINAND BERTHOUD presents this ...