Meistersinger adopts Babylonian timekeeping for latest Astroscope


Meistersinger has produced a limited edition Astroscope in black and orange as its first novelty of 2021.

Astroscopes display the weekdays in the symbols of celestial bodies, a method that dates back around 4,000 years to the Babylonians who also used sundials to mark time with a single shadow on a dial — much as Meistersinger does today with its single hour handed watches.

Babylonians considered the number seven to be especially holy and connected with seven celestial bodies: The Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn, which came to be associated as days of the week as they are today.

Story continues below

Meistersinger’s new model has a dark dial that represents the night sky while the astronomical symbols are luminous orange in a nod to the sun rise.

It comes on a calfskin strap in the same orange color.

The 40mm Astroscope comes in a 40mm steel case housing a Sellita SW 220-1 automatic movement with 38 hour power reserve.

It is being produced in a limited edition run of 100 priced at £1,990.

Leave a Response

Tags : meistersinger
Rob Corder

The author Rob Corder