This year at Baselworld, famed single-hand brand MeisterSinger is expanding its premium Circularis collection with the introduction of the Circularis Power Reserve. The new addition, available in four color variations, features the brand’s newly developed, hand-wound MSH02 movement with an impressive 120-hour power reserve, based on the modified MSH01 movement used in the first iteration of the Circularis in 2014.
The watch — available with either a black, ivory, opaline silver, or sunburst steel-gray dial, each with their own specific accents — is housed in a 43-mm steel case with an oversized crown and long, sharp lugs. On the wide dial is MeisterSinger’s acclaimed one-handed configuration, using applied Arabic numerals with an added ‘0’ for the single-digit numerals, along with an outer minute track and the large, central hour hand slowly gliding over it.
For those unfamiliar, MeisterSinger’s single-hand watches use a 12-hour dial, so each “minute marker” in fact represents five minutes, with every third marker representing 15 minutes, and each numeral representing another hour. The ethos behind this type of dial, besides being a unique and interesting design in its own right, is to provide a relaxed, simple, and continuous sense of time for the wearer.
New to this piece is its namesake 120-hour power reserve indicator, positioned near the 9 o’clock position on the dial. Also, the circular date window — previously found at the 6 o’clock position on previous Circularis models — is now placed at 3 o’clock, a design decision that offers the dial a sense of balance and completeness with the addition of the power-reserve display.
As previously mentioned, powering the watch and visible through a sapphire caseback is the intricately decorated and distinctly designed caliber MSH02 (above). It represents the second time MeisterSinger has modified the original MSH01 — the first time being last year with the Caliber MSA01 used for the Circularis Automatic — and it seems fair to speculate that the brand will likely release more modifications for the Circularis series in the future.
The MeisterSinger Circularis Power Reserve is to be priced at €4,998€ (about $5,300), and will be available in the coming months.