Singlehand Symphony

If you think about it, a sundial has just one hand, yet can display the exact time. So, while most wristwatches have two hands, one can suffice as evidenced by the unique MeisterSinger Lunascope.
Words by Bill Lindsey | January 26, 2022 | Luxury

At first glance, it appears as if the hour hand is missing from the MeisterSinger Lunascope dial. Upon closer examination, however, comes the realization the time is clearly displayed. Unlike a traditional analog wristwatch, this timepiece has but one long hand, which indicates the current time with exquisite precision. The serene blue dial features hour- and minute-marks with the current phase of the moon against a starry sky indicated under the 12 o’clock position. While most movements round the moon’s movement to 29.5 days per month, the Lunascape measures the actual 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 2.9 seconds required for the moon to circumnavigate the earth. A day window is located at the 6 o’clock mark. The movement can be observed in action via the transparent rear back. A simple, elegant calfskin band holds everything securely in place;