Outstanding design and vibrant technology

04. December 2018

MeisterSinger wins German Design Award 2019 for its “Circularis Power Reserve”

In developing its single-hand wristwatches, MeisterSinger has created a design language that makes each model immediately recognizable as a house product, but at the same time always offers new, expressive possibilities. MeisterSinger watches have already won numerous design awards, the latest being the German Design Council’s German Design Award 2019 for the “Circularis Power Reserve” with a steel-gray dial.

Circular motif and circular graining

The Circularis models make up MeisterSinger’s premium line, epitomizing the company’s technical and aesthetic sophistication and collective experience in watchmaking and craftsmanship in every detail. These include the meticulous sunburst finish that makes the dark dial shimmer as the light changes, the highly polished steel case, and the glossy chromed appliqués. The design is governed by circular elements, which are not only evident in the dial, where the single hour hand slowly rotates, in the date window, and at the center of the hand, but also in the highly unusual design of the power reserve. It is displayed in a large semicircle at 9 o’clock, thus making a key quality of the Circularis strikingly manifest as the tremendous power reserve that enables Circularis models to display the time with amazing exactness for a full 120 hours, i.e. five days.

All of this is made possible by the MSH02 movement, which was specially developed for MeisterSinger. Its level of precision meets the high standards required for singlehand watches. Manually wound, it accumulates the necessary power in two large mainspring barrels that in turn control the power reserve display. The movement is also extraordinary from an optical point of view: It is fitted with a uniquely designed bridge that replicates the design of the circle and semicircle with its shape and scalloped graining, which also made the MSH01, its sister caliber, the first mechanical movement to win the coveted German Design Award.

The fact that the German Design Council has now selected the Circularis Power Reserve CCP317G to receive the German Design Award for its outstanding design is highly satisfying for MeisterSinger and a great affirmation of its design work.

Model Circularis Power Reserve
Movement manual wind, mechanism bridge rhodium-plated with côtes
circulaire (circular graining), diameter 32.7 mm, height 5.4 mm,
31 jewels, Glucydur® balance wheel, eccentric precision timing,
28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), Incabloc® shock protection,
120-hour power reserve, twin in-series mainspring barrels,
temperature-blued screws
Case domed sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal back, water resistant up to 5 bar
Power reserve 120 hours
Strap wristband made of alligator leather with double-folding clasp