‘Scorn not the Masters, I bid you, and honour their art!’ This is a passage taken from the final address of Hans Sachs in the opera The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. We have now let them build together in a joint project, the masters of Uhren-Werke-Dresden (UWD), the masters of Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH Glashütte (SUG) and our very own Sinn Spezialuhren masters. The result is no less than one would expect – an 18-carat rose gold watch featuring the newly designed hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1. Its name: the 6200 Meisterbund I. One because further Meisterbund watches are set to follow. To mark the company’s 55th anniversary in 2016, we have produced just 55 of these limited-edition watches. This is documented by a stylish engraving on the case back. The side of the case facing the crown is embellished with the engraved ‘MEISTERBUND’ lettering.
German engineering at its best
The three companies are indeed masters of their trade, meeting the highest demands in terms of material, precision and quality. With a trained eye for detail, they have actively contributed their know-how, experience and values to the joint project. SUG is thus responsible for building and manufacturing the case made of 18-carat rose gold. Our company shapes the ‘face’ of the watch in line with our traditional masterpieces, while simultaneously defining a functional design. And UWD is responsible for manufacturing the high-quality hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1 – a development that we have been accompanying for some time now and that is being used here in a watch for the first time in series production. Both the 6200 Meisterbund I itself and its essential components are produced in Germany, making it an impressive example of the innovative capabilities of German engineers and craftsmen.
High-quality hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1
UWD’s hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1 made of nickel silver with a spring barrel supported on one side, also referred as flying spring barrel, has a 55-hour power reserve. The movement can be adjusted by shifting the eccentric weights in the balance system. This also offsets the imbalance in the complete oscillating system of the watch. The regulator system, on the other hand, provides a convenient range of capabilities for further precision adjustment and beat setting. Also noteworthy is the fact that all parts of the movement have a high-quality finish. Plates and cocks are characterised by matte, diamond-planed edges. The combination of matte and polished surfaces gives the movement an exquisite feel, while the diamond profiles underscore the high level of quality. The elegant case is made of 18-carat rose gold, while the dial itself features a guilloché design, is silverelectroplated and embellished with set appliqués. The impression of a consistently designed watch is completed by the fact that the manufactured movement with a diameter of 33 mm so harmoniously fits into the case which has a diameter of 40 mm.
The style and design of the 6200 Meisterbund I is thus the result of the traditional watchmaking craftsmanship of the best master craftsmen from three renowned companies in the watchmaking industry.