MeisterSinger Perigraph, circling in time
The “perigee” denominates the minimal distance of any heavenly body to earth. Taken as a metaphor the picture perfectly provides for a wrist watch which figuratively circles all around the wearer. Known for their splendid single hand watches the manufacture of MeisterSinger from Munster in North Rhine Westphalia has not only created one of a kind watches but also caused a change in reading time. The company’s philosophy is based on the prototype timepiece: the position of the sun has forever been the only reference to determine time of day and night for human kind. Not until the 13th century the first single hand watches were to emerge as ancestors of the mechanic and automatic watches known nowadays. MeisterSinger promptly picked up the approach and eventually established a collection of different single hand pieces. Among these the MeisterSinger Perigraph provides an additional ring displaying the current date.
Watches made by the manufacture of Munster are indeed irrevocably bound to their builders. The unmistakable characteristics make no secret of their source. The Perigraph in particular proves of manual precision: a single needle-sharp hand for hours and minutes, a scale subdivided into 144 indices and a zero set in front of each single-digit number are collectively installed upon a regular round dial and enclosed by slender bezel made of stainless steel. Additionally the automatic watch features a ring displaying the date, which adds to a rather operational air. The completed composition not only convinced judges of the German Design- but also those of the Red Dot Award. The current collection of the MeisterSinger Perigraph provides different versions.