Hands-On MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic Review

Hands-On MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic Review

15 Years of MeisterSinger

A few weeks prior, Gerard distributed an article on the fifteenth commemoration of MeisterSinger and its single-handed watch. You can discover it here . An unquestionable requirement read for all fanatics of MeisterSinger watches.

Today, I survey the MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic (reference CC908). This watch comes in different executions, yet I chose the Sunburst Blue variant on an earthy colored gator lash for this review.

MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic

The MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic is something plainly identified with the celebrated 1Z (1 Zeiger) or ‘No.1’ as it is called these days, however it is their next-level watch (I scorn the word item). Rather than the renowned ETA 2801-2 or Sellita SW210 developments (nothing amiss with those incidentally), MeisterSinger furnished their Circularis Automatic with another development. This MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic comes near their exemplary ‘No.3’ watch, a solitary hand watch with automatic development (caliber ETA 2824-2 and Sellita SW200-1). A watch that won some plan grants in 2007. More later.

MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic Sunburst Blue


It may be the first occasion when I use ‘design’ rather than case or dial to depict the MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic watch. It was the main thing that struck a chord however. The 43mm case seems to be like the one of the MeisterSinger No.3 observe really, however is somewhat thicker (13.5mm rather than 11.5mm). In spite of these ‘sports watch’ measurements, it is rich looking watch. A dress watch, you could say. All surfaces are cleaned, including the top and inner parts of the smooth lugs.

From the side, the case is very round and tightens a piece towards the caseback. Despite the fact that it has an automatic development, the crown is genuinely huge. It might have been the crown of a hand-wound watch. It looks great however. The case has sapphire precious stones on the two sides. The front precious stone is marginally domed.

Large however exquisite case

Sunburst Blue

The dial of the MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic reference CC908 is sunburst blue. Also, when MeisterSinger says Sunburst blue, it truly is. As can be seen underneath. The dial is just staggering and its appearance can change by taking a gander at it from various points. Like the No.3, it has white numerals (yet bigger, or thicker) which gives an incredible differentiation to the blue dial. Therefor, the dial is not difficult to peruse. This is something I would need from a watch that just has one hand to show the time. Just to raise it not very hell a few, incredible meaningfulness is something you want.


There’s additionally a date gap on the MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic, situated at 6 o’clock. Simply over the hour marker. A round opening is a pleasant thing for a change. I took a gander at the date circle with a loupe several minutes, yet I think it is dark. From certain points it seem blue-ish, however that may have been the AR-covering from the sapphire precious stone. Regardless, in the event that I need to gaze that long at the date plate to check whether it is blue, it isn’t sufficiently blue. I would have cherished the date circle to be white with blue printed numerals. It would have coordinated better and it would have made a decent detail (and distinction). The huge hand is white, as you can see, and covered with lume.

Sunburst Blue it is.

Caliber MSA01 Movement

Inside this MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic ticks their type MSA01 movement. MeisterSinger marks it as a ‘MeisterSinger movement’, yet it isn’t an in-house development. Nonetheless, MeisterSinger changed the development to utilize it for their single-hand time sign idea. Likewise, the completion of the development is pleasantly done. A pleasantly skeletonized rotor, blued screws and striping (côtes circulaires). The development has two barrels in arrangement, empowering a 120 hours power reserve.

Caliber MSA01

However, in the event that you take a gander at the base plate, just (left) over the equilibrium wheel, you will see ‘SH21’ engraved, and a number. SH stands for Synergies Horlogères, part of Christopher Ward (Holdings). The development was planned in 2014 by watchmaker Johannes Jahnke which we talked during our visit to SalonQP in London, a year ago. A gifted watchmaker that comes up with fascinating developments and answers for old-school issues. This development, as composed above, has been changed for use in the MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic however. As Jahnke revealed to us a year ago, he jumps at the chance to make developments that can be utilized for different complications or in various appearances (on the dial).

Côtes circulaires

Alligator Strap and Folding Clasp

MeisterSinger offers this watch on an assortment of ties, however our own is on the cognac shaded gator tie. In any case, these watches can likewise be purchased with a milanaise (network) wristband. The cowhide is graceful and wears comfortably on the wrist. A ton of present day watches come with very thick lashes, which takes more time to break-in. This cognac crocodile lash sits entirely on the wrist and gives a decent difference to the Sunburst blue dial of the Circularis Automatic. The tempered steel collapsing catch is a ‘butterfly’ one, it discharges by pulling the marked piece of the fasten. Shutting is finished with a firm push & click.

Alligator lash and collapsing clasp

Some Thoughts

This is a pleasant watch to wear, as straightforward as that. It has a flawless little ‘complication’ by showing the time with only one hand. The watch is huge (for my taste), however sits entirely on the wrist. Despite the fact that you can’t read the time accurately to the moment, it is truly coherent because of the blue dial and white markers and hand. Nearly from all points. The date window is a down to earth include, redundant for me, but rather MeisterSinger gave it a decent area and curve, by utilizing a round opening. The completion of case, crown, development and catch are essentially acceptable. The size and the way that it is one hand makes it look somewhat like wearing an instrument on the wrist. Like a manometer of some sort.

Versions and Pricing

The single-hand configuration has been utilized by different brands also over the most recent few years. Nonetheless, the MeisterSinger is simply the one I’d like. They offer a serious assortment of courageous watches, with various case plans and some with extra complications. The MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic is unquestionably a delightful one, with a pleasantly completed automatic development. The way that it isn’t in-house, yet changed, is something subordinate to the idea and plan of the solitary watch. The retail cost of the MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic is €4498,- (counting VAT).

More subtleties and data by means of .

Crocodile lash and collapsing catch MeisterSinger Circularis Automatic Sunburst Blue Large yet exquisite case Caliber MSA01 Côtes circulaires Sunburst Blue it is.

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