The wonderful, 55-piece limited-edition 6200 WG Meisterbund I seamlessly follows on from the hugely successful rose gold 6200 Meisterbund I – in many ways an extraordinary watch that set several milestones. These two masterpieces mark the celebration of the company’s 55th anniversary in 2016.
“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 well-known opera The Mastersingers of Nuremberg. Three “masters of their trade” have also come together for the 6200 WG Meisterbund I. The “Meisterbund” edition is the result of a collaboration between Uhren-Werke-Dresden (UWD), Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH (SUG) from Glashütte and Sinn Spezialuhren.
SUG is responsible for building and manufacturing the case made of 18-carat white gold, which proudly bears the “MEISTERBUND” engraving on the side – a distinguishing feature of our Meisterbund series. Sinn Spezialuhren shapes the “face” of the 6200 WG Meisterbund I, which is in keeping with our traditional masterpieces, thanks to a guilloché and anthracite electroplated dial, while being suitable for everyday use. The 6200 WG Meisterbund I is thus also pressureresistant up to 10 bar and resistant to low pressure. UWD is responsible for manufacturing the high-quality hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1, which proved hugely successful in the rose gold edition, where it was used for the first time in series production.
The fact that the watch is built and produced in Germany and that all key watch components are made in Germany is what truly makes the “Meisterbund” edition something special. We are proud of the fact that the “Made in Germany” seal of quality is held in particularly high regard amongst many watch experts. This confirms that we were right to focus on harnessing the innovative strength and expertise of German craftsmanship and engineering to create the “Meisterbund” edition.
The centrepiece is the fine, exquisitely decorated hand-wound calibre UWD 33.1 made of nickel silver – a contemporary technical interpretation of a design and development evoking a traditional sense of quality. With a flying barrel supported on one side, it is a prime example of precision and functional robustness while also expressing watchmaking craftsmanship at its best.
The reserve 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 means of precision adjustment and beat setting adjustment. Also noteworthy is the fact that all parts of the movement are exquisitely decorated. 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 impression of a consistently designed watch is completed by the fact that the manufactured movement, made of nickel silver and with a diameter of 33 mm, so harmoniously fits into the white gold case which has a diameter of 40 mm. The exceptional quality of our white gold alloy is of particular note. The fact that it looks like understated silver despite being 75% fine gold is due to the addition of the precious metal palladium (see white gold in the Technical Glossary).
In terms of style and design, the 6200 WG Meisterbund I lives up to its name. It is thus a worthy successor, skilfully continuing our Meisterbund series in the spirit of traditional watchmaking craftsmanship.