In the Westphalian city of Münster, Germany, there is a small watch manufacturer – MeisterSinger. They are best known for their single-hand watches which are based on the idea of the very old watches with only one hand and antique solar watches.
From the MeisterSinger Collection, I really like the Pangaea Day/Date. These watches have not only the charm of the single hand pieces but they are also really practical thanks to the day and date display.
My favourite one from the Pangaea Collection is the reference PDD908 with a sunburst blue dial. I love the whole dial of this one with its white printed indexes and Arabic numerals. It really gives a nice contrast and a perfect visibility of all the informations.
Interesting thing about this piece is that the date ring turns clockwise and the day ring turns counterclockwise. What does that mean? a nice spectacle at the change of the day and the date.
We have to mention that the Pangaea Collection won several prizes: the 2013 Red Dot Award, GOOD DESIGN award 2013 and the German Design award in 2014.
This collection features in total 4 dial colours: the sunburst blue PDD908 presented above, the white dial PDD901, the Ivory PDD903 and the sunburst Anthracite PDD907.
The « darkest » one from the collection, the anthracite dial PDD907, has a sunburst dark grey dial with white painted Arabic numerals and indexes and also a white hand. Even if the the dial has a lot of information on it, the watch face is not crowded, we can even say that it’s well balanced.
A nice touch, in my opinion, is the name of the collection, Pangaea, which is written in italic at the lower central position of the dial. for a lot of people it looks like something with no importance but in terms of design it’s quite important. The upper side is used for the MeisterSinger name and logo, together with a red triangle used for the indication of the day/date.
The entire Pangaea Collection has the same case: a 40 mm diameter stainless steel case with a width of 10.4mm. The case with 5bar water resistance has a domed sapphire glass on top and an open caseback to give you a view to the movement. The beautiful steel crown has the MeisterSinger logo embossed.
At the heart of this watch we will find a modified ETA 2836-2 or Sellita SW220-1 that are basically the same movements.
The automatic movement 11½´´´ (∅ 25,60 mm, height 5,05 mm) has 26 jewels, Incablock antishock system, a heart beating with 28800 vph (4 Hz) and a power reserve of 38 hours.
The Pangaea Day Date comes with a leather or steel milanaise strap. When you visit the site you can make a test and see how a strap will fit the watch, making easier the choice of the strap.
Please visit the MeisterSinger Website for more information.