Sunday, April 5, 2015

MeisterSinger Paleograph

Introduced in 2014, Paleograph is the first ever chronograph produced by MeisterSinger, the Münster watch brand that is renowned for the manufacturing of single hand watches.

The Paleograph, a hand wound single push column-wheel chronograph, offers stopwatch function controlled by a column wheel mechanism, the more elaborate variant compared to coulisse chronographs which became the standard in time of mass production. And, just like historical timers, the Paleograph only requires one single button integrated in the crown for the three steps of start - stop and zero reset. This not only makes operation of the watch very convenient.
The basic Unitas 6497-1 caliber ticks in side this single push column-wheel chronograph, which in itself is historical, because it was basically developed for pocket watches. MeisterSinger developed a special chronograph module. The young designers in Switzerland perfected a module designed by chronograph veteran Jean Fillon up to readiness for series production. Their expert craftsmanship and creativity is reflected in the horizontal gear coupling and the unusual mounting of the modular plate to the underside of the timepiece, where one can observe the function through the sapphire crystal back.
A fine brushed pattern and the blued screws emphasize the traditional technical character of the design. The Paleograph is housed in a stainless steel case with a diameter of 43 mm; the sides are matted and the upper surfaces are polished.

The geometry of the dial, with the minute totalizer at 3 o'clock and the small second at 9, also follows historical examples. There are two scales at the outer edge of the dial. Stopped seconds can be read from the outer scale. On the inner scale, the typical MeisterSinger hour hand indicates the time, with an accuracy of five minutes.
The Paleograph is available optionally with an ivory or blue dial (sunburst) and with an alligator leather strap with folding clasp.

Technical details
Model: Paleograph
Movement:  MSYN13 manual winding, 46 hours power reserve 
Case size: 43mm
Case: Stainless steel, open casing back, water resistance 5 bar,  sapphire crystal
Variants: ivory, sunburst blue

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