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Astroscope

Black- Old Radium

The Astroscope displays the weekdays like they´ve never been shown before.

2.190,00 incl. VAT

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L’Astroscope indique les jours de la semaine à l’aide de ces corps célestes et de leurs symboles classiques.

Antique heritage

Le Soleil et la Lune déterminent de manière perceptible notre répartition du temps : le jour et la nuit, les douze mois de l’année. Toutefois, la division des semaines en sept jours ne suit pas un rythme astronomique mais tire son origine de la mythologie. Elle remonte probablement aux Babyloniens pour qui le chiffre sept était particulièrement sacré ; un chiffre qu’ils associaient aux sept corps célestes.

Lundi : Lune ☽

Mardi : Mars ♂

Mercredi : Mercure ☿

Jeudi : Jupiter ♃

Vendredi : Vénus ♀

Samedi : Saturne ♄

Dimanche : Soleil ☉

With these celestial bodies and their classical symbols, the Astroscope shows the days of the week not in a linear or radial fashion, but wandering back and forth in a constellation that only occurs every ten to twelve years in the southern night sky of the northern hemisphere. Again in July 2020, with the exception of the Sun, of course, all the celestial bodies of the weekdays will be visible there at the same time. The Astroscope stylizes this formation on its dial; a bright dot appears on Monday at about 12 o’clock at the Moon symbol and the next day to the right at the Mars symbol. On Wednesday it appears next to Mercury at about 9 o’clock; on Thursday next to Jupiter at 3 o’clock ...

This is as amazing and yet as easy to understand as the time when displayed with only one hand, but because no MeisterSinger watch has ever had such a long and beautiful history as the Astroscope, it comes with a brochure that describes the historical background in detail and also explains the wandering point of the day. In reality, it does not jump back and forth. Under the dial, a large weekday disk with a number of bright dots on it moves one step further from one day to the next, always moving in a circle, just as it is in the world of celestial mechanics.

The Astroscope is powered by a Swiss automatic movement that can be viewed through the sixfold screwed glass exhibition back. The stainless steel case is a slender 40 millimeters in diameter and water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar.
Technique
Sellita SW 220
Automatic
26 jewels
28’000 semi-oscillations par heure – 4 Hz
Power reserve 38 h
Verre frontal
Domed sapphire glass
Boîtier acier
Stainless steel case with 6-screwed exhibition back
Diameter 40 mm
Height 10,5 mm
Étanchéité
5 bar