Meistersinger Astrocope


Antique heritage

It’s the Sun and the Moon that divide our time into day and night and the twelve months of the year for everyone to feel and observe. However, the division into seven-day weeks does not follow any particular astronomical rhythm, but has more of a mythological background. The method most likely dates back to the Babylonians, who, like many other peoples, considered the number seven to be especially holy and connected with seven heavenly bodies, i.e., the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn. Just as most planets are named after Roman gods, most days of the week in both German and English take their corresponding names from Norse mythology. Throughout history, the allocation of the days of the week to celestial bodies has endured the test of time:

Monday, the Moon  ☽

Tuesday, Mars  ♂

Wednesday, Mercury  ☿

Thursday, Jupiter  ♃

Friday, Venus  ♀

Saturday, Saturn  ♄

Sunday, the Sun  ☉

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 left 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 …

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The Astroscope features a black dial with yellow contrasts and an intimated horizon, which gives the impression of a night sky. In the upper half of the dial, arranged in a semicircle are the symbols of the seven planets, which have been linked to the days of the week since ancient times. A yellow dot shows the current day of the week. The bezel of the circular date window above the 6 o’clock position is yellow and highly polished.

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Diameter kast

40 mm


Geel, Zwart



Soort glas


Type uurwerk