58 places of longing – MeisterSinger’s city tour

21. September 2018

The MeisterSinger City Edition 2018 reminds wearers of what is really important to them

MeisterSinger makes mechanical watches that feature a single long hour hand. As it calmly rotates, it tells the time to people who are not distracted by minor details, but know how to set priorities. One of those is the place they choose to live in, or the affinity to a city they love to visit again and again.

Discreet affirmation

After the resounding success of the first City Edition watches last year, MeisterSinger has again collaborated with jewelers from cities all over the world to graphically translate the character of these places of longing – again very discreetly portrayed on the backs of the watches. On the dial, only the finely lettered “City Edition” reveals that this particular timepiece is something quite unusual, as each version appears in its own small, strictly limited series.

58 versions of the City Edition 2018 came about in this way, for cities from Munich to New York, from Delhi to The Hague. The cities are symbolized by a silhouette of their typical landmarks on the exhibition glass back. Next to the engraved name of the city, some of the watches also have a suitable aphorism. Toronto, for example, is the “World within a City” and Stockholm, of course, the “Venice of the North”. For the first time, several editions are dedicated to entire countries and their cultures. The Portugal version, for example, features a stylized guitar, reminiscent of the fado genre of music. And the “Round Table International” versions point more to a global community rather than a local one.

Elegant contrast

The City Edition is based on a MeisterSinger classic, the N°.03 with its 43-millimeter diameter, which has, however, been modified for this purpose, as only the City Edition of this watch has a circular, magnified date window located at six o’clock. The contrasting colors are also a special feature, as the dark blue of the hand and the typography form an elegant contrast to the sand gray dial.

The watches are powered by a painstakingly finished Swiss automatic movement that can be viewed through the glass exhibition back – behind the silhouette of the town or city that the wearer so closely identifies with.

The City Edition watches are exclusively available at our partner jewelers from mid of October and cost 1,750 euros a piece.


Model City Edition 2018
Movement ETA 2824-2 or SELLITA 200-1, automatic

Diameter 43 mm

Case Stainless steel, sixfold screwed exhibition glass back, 5 bar, sapphire glass with magnified date
Power reserve 38 hours
Strap Vintage saddle leather