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The Elegance Of The New MeisterSinger Pangaea (Live Pics & Price)

Strangely named to celebrate the Urkontinent that existed 200 million years ago, Pangaea watches have a worldwide appeal.

| By Denis Peshkov | 3 min read |

If there’s one thing you need to know about MeisterSinger, it is that the company (almost) exclusively makes one-handed watches. However, the appeal of MeisterSinger timepieces extends beyond this distinctive feature, as exemplified by the elegant design of the MeisterSinger Pangaea. During our hands-on experience with this model, we discovered several compelling traits that enhance its allure.

The Pangaea name is not unfamiliar in the MeisterSinger collections. In 2013, the company introduced the Pangaea Day Date, a remarkable timepiece that boasted fully exposed day and date discs at the centre. Since its inception, the Pangaea Day Date series has garnered great acclaim, earning customers and prestigious awards such as the Red Dot, German Design, and Good Design. Then, in 2022, MeisterSinger surprised us all with the limited edition Pangaea 365. This time-only beauty had a clean, minimalist design that radiated a captivating vintage feel. What caught our attention was that the limited edition Pangaea 365 shared the same case shape, material, and size as the Pangaea Day Date. It was definitely a precursor to the new line. With the introduction of the new MeisterSinger Pangaea, we are presented with an updated iteration that further captivates watch enthusiasts and opens up a new chapter, perhaps starting a whole new collection.

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MeisterSinger’s newly unveiled time-only Pangaea line offers three dial variants: ivory, sunburst blue, and white. With its comfortable fit on the wrist and a tastefully modest height, the case of the Pangaea watch adds to its overall appeal. Each variant is housed in a 40mm fully polished stainless steel case, featuring a sizeable fluted onion (sort of) crown that is easy to manipulate. The slim bezel, a characteristic of the Pangaea series, provides ample dial space. The dial, the true centrepiece of any MeisterSinger timepiece, is protected by a domed sapphire crystal.

The absence of excessive numerals and markers creates a visually appealing, clutter-free look. The focus is simplicity and legibility, with clear hour markers or numerals. The custom fonts used for the inscriptions and numbers evoke a classic feel reminiscent of hand-painted numerals on historical pocket watches. And let’s not forget the signature MeisterSinger touch – the single-digit numerals accompanied by a “0” for that perfect balance. Reading time on this single-handed dial is an absolute breeze, especially with the thicker, longer hour markers and additional indicators at the 15, 30, and 45-minute intervals.

Flip the watch over, and you’ll be greeted by an exhibition caseback fixed with six screws. It reveals the automatic Sellita SW 300 movement, keeping things ticking with a 42-hour power reserve. While the machine-finished parts aren’t particularly mind-blowing, they’re precisely what you’d expect from a MeisterSinger timepiece. And remember that such a movement is easily serviced, a factor not to be overlooked.

The MeisterSinger Pangaea is a rather good-looking watch, especially when observing from an angle – the simple yet refined case complements the dial and vice versa, making the watch captivating and unique in its way. The watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters, instilling a sense of confidence.

The Pangaea watches are adorned with leather straps in dark brown or cognac hues, while a mesh bracelet is also available, as depicted in the accompanying photos. The prices start at EUR 2,190 for the references fitted with a strap; the mesh bracelet will cost you a little extra.

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1 response

  1. I really don`t understand why their watches haven incorporated running indication like Habrings TopSecond.

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