German brand MeisterSinger is known for single-hand watches and with few exemptions ( this one, as well ), its whole portfolio mirrors that. It has taken advantage of this straightforwardness with intriguing takes on the esthetic, for example, the skeletonized Salthora Meta Transparent with an obvious bouncing hour or bronze releases of mainstream assortments. It has likewise plunged its toes in retro waters with the Neo , an exemplary plan that feels directly from the 1950s. At Baselworld 2019, the brand presented another single-hand model with a retro interpretation of the idea. We should investigate the MeisterSinger Vintago, a moderately straightforward piece with vintage charm.
The new Vintago line shares a retro vibe, however has more contemporary highlights blended in. From the outset, the case helps me to remember a Junghans Max Bill with a more adjusted shape and more modest width than the MeisterSinger standard. I like this 1960s look and the brand is proficient at keeping its assortments new, regardless of the ‘limitation’ of the single-hand idea. Look no further than the Lunascope or Adhaesio to see its continuous quest for fascinating designs.
The brushed treated steel case has a 1960s-period 38mm breadth with a knurled crown brandishing a smooth shape to the case edge, again average of the time. That tighten likewise accommodates a simpler hold when pulling the crown to set the time or date (no fingernails required). The case is water.resistant to 50 meters. A domed sapphire precious stone covers the staggered dial, which has an intriguing profundity that the previously mentioned Neo lacks.
The inward segment of the MeisterSinger Vintago’s dial is raised with a long, curving date window that (nearly) ranges from 2 to 4 o’clock. Five numerals are shown at an at once round record marking the focal date. The lower external part of the dial has Arabic numerals printed each hour, all having two digits (01, 02, 03, and so forth) – a common theme for most MeisterSinger dials. The single hour hand bends descending from the raised focus to the furthest border, with “MEISTERSINGER” printed at the highest point of the inward bit and “vintago” at the base. There are four shading choices for the dial: opaline silver, ivory, blue and dark. The date circle coordinates the dial tone and the numbers are imprinted in either white (blue and dark dial) or dark (silver and ivory dial), which likewise coordinate the dials’ numerals.
The caseback of the MeisterSinger Vintago is hung on by means of six screws with a sapphire presentation window showing the Swiss Sellita SW200-1automatic, which is an option in contrast to the ETA 2824-2. It has 26 gems, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 38-hour power hold. Capacities incorporate focal hours, minutes, hacking seconds and quickset date. Seen from the back, the rotor’s shape has been modified with MEISTERSINGER and its logo engraved, yet the development is otherwise unadorned. This equivalent development controls the Neo and numerous other MeisterSinger watches and is a demonstrated, dependable workhorse that is effectively serviced.
The ties are calfskin leather with a steel pin clasp and will coordinate the shade of the dial. On the other hand, there’s a steel Milanese wristband accessible. The watch is comfortable and light on the wrist, and the more modest 38mm measurement is an invigorating change from the 43mm+ cases out there. The MeisterSinger Vintago will retail for EUR 1,690 with accessibility beginning in April 2019. More data can be found at www.meistersinger.com .