How to read time on a single hand watch

Today we go to great lengths to save time – fine-tuning technology, streamlining processes and speeding communications. While we’re trying to make time stretch a little further, we’re also running from one appointment to the next, driven by the ticking hours, minutes and seconds. It seems unlikely that looking at a watch could provide the breathing space we yearn for. But one glance at a single-hand watch by MeisterSinger shows that it’s possible.

With its one-hand watches, MeisterSinger goes back to the origins of watchmaking and shows us how charming it can be to read time in the simplest way possible. And perhaps also to see that time passes much more slowly than it seems, allowing us to enjoy the time we actually have in each and every hour.

The unique simple design of a MeisterSinger combines ancient principles of measuring time with state-of-the-art design. A single pointer was enough to show the hour on ancient sundials, and on the first mechanical watches centuries after. MeisterSinger draws on this heritage of sundials and tower clocks and the design of old measuring instruments. Today, with the typical 144 five-minute strokes and the leading zero on the dial, we enjoy timeless classics.

The 12-hour dial is divided by 144 markers. Each marker represents 5 minutes.

The combination of the bold 15, 30 and 45-minute markers and the prominent needle pointer make it easy to read time.