The MeisterSinger Salthora Watch – Tweaking a Classic Aesthetic

By Isabella Rivera

The Salthora is a rather unassuming watch. It has a pleasingly refined face, simple and elegant. It fits in flawlessly with its brother lines at MeisterSinger. Its single, central hand is still the strongest element compared its delicately written script. So, too, does it echo its fellow lines when turned over- as per MeisterSinger predilection, an exhibition back showcases its delicate and precise inner workings.



salthora back


Notably, however, this has a jump hour disc. The hour indicator at the top is situated just below the minute markings, which the single hand is left to indicate. This feature is seamlessly incorporated into the MeisterSinger aesthetic and actually improves readability for most watch wearers. It also comes with the added benefit of a small but noticeable tick when the hour jumps. This mechanic was designed in-house by widely-praised wunderkind, Johannes Jahnke.

The white and ivory models are acutely nostalgic, recalling classic models like the numerical Hampden Elgin pocket watches. Curiously, however, the anthracite black and sapphire blue models feel modern and sharp. This demonstrates how versatile this watch face truly is, making the Salthora line stand out amongst its peers as a step towards a more contemporary look without losing the classic feel.


MesiterSinger has been crafting high-quality, technically-brilliant watches since 2001. Their founder, Manfred Brasller, talks on their website about his love of music and his choice of using a musical symbol, the fermata, in MeisterSinger’s logo. To him, the fermata communicates the intricacies and beauty of music, particularly that of Bach.


The fermata is a symbol used to convey that the note is to be held for longer than usual, however long the performer or conductor chooses. The Salthora seems to embody this interpretation of the symbol- longevity and timelessness. These are watches that will be passed down through generations and admired for many decades to come. The fermata was indeed a wise choice of symbol.



ETA 2824-2 / Sellita SW 200-1

40 mm

Stainless steel with 6-screwed exhibition back

Sapphire glass

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 Isabella Rivera – Contributing Writer

The only thing that surpasses Isabella’s obsession for fashion is her ambition to make it big in Hollywood. She is an aspiring actress, model and timepiece collector who appreciates anything with a bold, yet feminine style. She writes for GevrilGroup spreading the love of her favorite brands Ferragamo, Versace, and Gevril. Read her articles here.