Single-gave watches are the bread and butter of German brand MeisterSinger offering a more laid-back and unique way to deal with counseling the time. In a takeoff from the 38mm steel Metris models presented a year prior and the 2019 bronze model , the assortment is augmented with this cool matte black DLC steel case. This Black Line model, utilizing a comparable case material to the black version of a Circularis , changes the look and feel of the watch recognizably. The Black Line Metris is situated as a vigorous watch that can manage the genuine mileage of regular circumstances, including an exceptionally fulfilling water-obstruction of 200 metres.
Manfred Brassler’s thought when he established MeisterSinger in 2001 was to give wearers an overall outline of the time, not a hyper-accuracy perusing of the seconds. By taking the worry of the unyielding ticking of seconds, MeisterSinger’s watches hand-off the hour and the minutes with only one hand and are propelled by authentic single-hand watches like sundials and archaic pinnacle clocks.
Being German, the watches adhere to a moderate plan ethos with clear markings and cleaned up dials. Other shared characteristics are the twofold hour digits, including a zero with single digits, and the fringe minutes track, partitioned into 5-minute strokes, includes longer markers at the hour and half-hour intervals. Having only one hand doesn’t preclude more complex models at MeisterSinger which has watches with GMT usefulness, moon stages, date, day and force hold displays.
Dark new Metris
The first thing you’ll notice is the more detailed and dynamic case development. Numerous MeisterSingers highlight straightforward cases with practically non-existent bezels with regards to their vintage vibe. The 38mm Metris is shapelier and highlights curving carries overcomed by a round inclining bezel with differentiating brushed and cleaned surfaces in the steel and bronze models. This Black Line model estimates equivalent to its kin – 38mm width x 10.3mm stature – but surprisingly, the black DLC material, which for the most part has the impact of ‘thinning down’ a watch obscures the engineering of the case making it look greater than its partners. That presumably has to do with the manner in which the matte sandblasted finish ingests the light creating a more secrecy impact. Would you be able to see the outline of Batman’s ears too?
The jewel like carbon covering (DLC) used to cover the steel case is more impervious to scratches than the more normal PVD measure. Another strange element for a MesiterSinger watch is the presence of crown monitors giving it a sportier look. Combined with the fixed caseback, this every day blender offers a strong water-obstruction of 200 meters (most models are water-impervious to 50m).
The dial follows the black shading plan of the case and highlights ‘Old Radium’ beige twofold digit numerals. During the day, they review old radium/tritium dials on account of the sand-beige tone; when sunsets, the numerals shine in obscurity because of a Super-LumiNova covering. The trademark needle-molded hand with its red tip arrives at all the exit plan to the minutes track and the hour markers at 12, 03, 06 and 09 o’clock are likewise recognized with a red stroke. The date window at 6 o’clock, with a beige foundation and red numbers, is covered by an amplifying glass for increased decipherability. In the same way as other of MesiterSinger’s watches, the dial is ensured by a domed sapphire crystal.
Equipped with a solid Swiss programmed development – ETA 2824-2 or Sellita SW 200-1 – the force save is of 38 hours. Completing the tough, laid-back look is the thick seat leather tie with creases sewed in a similar tone as the vintage lume and a coordinating black DLC pin buckle.
The versatile black DLC shield covering the steel instance of this Black Line Metris makes this watch an ideal competitor as a day by day blender; an easygoing, laid-back companion for ordinary mileage. With its more strong case development than other MeisterSinger models, the 200m water-opposition is a decent advantage. The combination of smooth matte black surfaces and retro dashes of beige functions admirably yet the triumphant card is the single-hand time show which gives the watch a novel character in the immense ocean of conventional two-hand watches. It’s hip, it’s sort of peculiar and it’s accessible.
Availability & Price
The cost for the Meistersinger Metris Black Line model is EUR 1,690. It is presently accessible at official retailers. More data on Meistersinger.com .