Stainless steel or black DLC Coated stainless steel case with 6-screwed exhibition
Leather (various) or meshed steel
Black, Matte Black, Ivory, Sunburst-blue or Blue
Scratch resistant sapphire crysta
< 50 metres
Old Radium luminescent hour and minute markers
Steel crown or black DLC crown
Mechanical wristwatches are often made for some specific functions, or to fit best at a particular event. Watch brands usually own an activity segment they cater to and you can usually have an idea, just by the name of the timepiece. Dive watches are made for water activities, whilst chronographs suggest motorsports or outdoor adventures, and world timers and GMT are crafted for travelling. All these watch segments are built on defining situations and histories based around them.
Speaking of activities, have you ever thought about which timepiece is the best to accompany you on vacation? Something better than divers. A timepiece that performs its functions and sets the time at a slow pace whilst not being needlessly complicated, allowing you to enjoy your vacation. We’re confident the MeisterSinger Perigraph was designed just for such an occasion.
When it comes down to developing unusual timepieces, MeisterSinger is at the top of the list. The German watch company is known for crafting impressive single-hand timepieces that are unique and quickly noticed. The watch has a date window. The fitted date ring smoothly orbits around the centre of the dial. There is a thin arrow placed at twelve o’clock that points to the current date. It has an analogue type of the date’s description that complements the round time display.
The Perigraph pays homage to the measuring instruments and gauges of past years. The MeisterSinger Perigraph comes in a few models which are all largely the same only with subtle differences in the colour of their dials and time markings. For instance, the Perigraph Black-Line features a matt black dial with nude numerals and nude/red-tipped hand. It has a date disk that cannot be seen via a small window, but an open view on the dial, marking the analogue style of the display.
Indeed, MeisterSinger implements what it believes the user needs. The watch is designed a little differently; it features entirely functional typography and also has double digits for the indication of the hours. Though just like the others, the MeisterSinger Perigraph Bronze watch shows the time in single-hand. The dial is matte black with cream-coloured luminescent accents. In low-light conditions, the radium lume emits a green glow.
The anthracite-coloured model has white indices markings whilst the numbers and the hands are gold plated only a single, long hour hand, orbits the dial of the watch. In contrast, the sunburst-blue model provides a gradient blue dial with a sunburst effect. This is accompanied by white indices, hour markers and hour hand.
The available cases for the Perigraph are either stainless steel or black DLC Coated stainless steel (for the Black-Line model). The watch is also covered with domed scratch-resistant sapphire glass. All models are available only in 43 mm sizes, which may put some off due to the sheer size. All Perigraph models use a 4 Hz automatic movement based on ETA 2824-2 or Sellita 200-1 calibre. This ensures 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour and a 38-hour power reserve. The Perigraph Bronze model is the classic and elegant, limited edition model of the watch (only 100 pieces). It has a black DLC crown and bronze case and as such is unique in its own right.
The movement’s window is rounded by a solid metal ring fitted in with six screws and engraved with the limited edition number. Plus thick Geneva stripes on the rotor. The date will have to be corrected all through the year, and the crown has two positions: the first functions to upgrade the date and the second to halt the movement and regulate the single hand. Other key features of the Perigraph case include an acceptable 50m water-resistant rating and the exhibition case-back.
Wearers that want to consider other alternatives should also check out the steel bracelet options: Milanese bracelet classic (sizes available in Slim, XL and XS) and Milanese strap finely meshed bracelet. The clasps are double-folding as standard.
In terms of price, the MeisterSinger Perigraph watch is very affordable especially for the reliability and design on offer. The fact that the Perigraph had been voted ‘Watch of the Year’ and received two awards (Red Dot Design Award and the GOOD Design Award) certainly make this a steal at its price range.
MeisterSinger watches generally hold good value, the Perigraph Ivory, Anthracite and Sunburst-blue models start from around £1,500 ($1,900 or €1690). The exquisite Black-Line model starts from £1,670 ($2,100 or €1,875). Due to the limited-edition of the Perigraph Bronze, this retails for around £2,100. Just a little more expensive than the other models reviewed.
Review: MeisterSinger Perigraph
The MeisterSinger Perigraph is a large timepiece with a commanding presence. It is bold, stands out yet is very uncomplicated. Some may adore this fact but others may feel it is showing too much, whilst doing very little. Whichever side you are on, the great design of the watch however cannot be disputed.