Meistersinger has added a moon phase model to its Pangaea family of single-hand timekeepers.
The Lunascope, which goes on sale in the USA this month, is designed for people who aren’t interested in counting seconds, preferring the almost imperceptible passage of an hour hand to mark time, much as people used to track hours on a sundial.
The Lunascope takes that ancient wisdom a stage further in an astrological watch capable of showing the correct phases of the moon for 128 years without needing to be corrected.
The oversized moon-phase display, in which the moon moves across a dark blue, starry background, dominates the upper half of the dial.
The 40mm steel-cased Lunascope, which uses an ETA automatic movement, is available in two versions – with a sunburst dial in the dark blue of the moon’s background or with a silvery opaline dial, on which the circular date window at 6 o’clock forms an optical contrast to the astronomical display.
The blue model comes with a calfskin watchstrap in cognac, the silver-opaline version with a dark brown leather strap.