MeisterSinger Black Line
MeisterSinger Black Line, dark matter
he design principles of these timepieces are therefore similar to those of historical instruments – with functional typography and double digits to indicate the hours. However, these watches are quite different from one another in character. Some are extremely elegant, others sporty – and the four Black Line watches show that “instrumental” can also mean “very dramatic”.
Diamond-hard matt black
o achieve this effect, the cases of these four MeisterSinger classics are coated with jet-black carbon and then sandblasted to provide a matt finish. The diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating makes these watches particularly hardwearing and rugged. The dials are also designed in matt jet black, accentuating the digits and markings in an even more striking manner. During the day, their color seems similar to the patinated radium displays of historic watches. In the dark, however, their super-luminova coating emanates a forceful glow. The length of the hand’s red segment precisely matches the geometry of the dial, just like the red highlights of the indices, which give the dials a rigorous structure. The contrast on the backs of the cases is particularly strong, where the similarly blackened back forms a frame for the glass exhibition window and the meticulously finished movements. The robust saddle leather straps that come with this line of watches underscore their energetic character. Subtlety is not a criterion here, but coolness counts. The Black Line watches are definitely striking, but they also make a great conversation piece, as there is no shortage of things to say about each of them.