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Founded in April 1994

30 years

Nautische Instrumente


April is a special month for our family business: It was founded by Robert Mühle in April 1869. In April 1994, Hans-Jürgen Mühle gave it its current form. In April 2024, three generations of the Mühle family are working in our manufactory in Glashütte.

30 years ago, Hans-Jürgen Mühle founded our family business as “Mühle-Glashütte GmbH nautische Instrumente und Feinmechanik”. Here he initially manufactured marine chronometers and ship’s clocks.

This new type of measuring instruments were the result of a decisive event for our family business: in 1972, it was nationalized and incorporated into VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe as “Betriebsteil 7 Mess- und Regeltechnik”. Here Hans-Jürgen Mühle moved to the sales department of GUB, where he was responsible for ship’s clocks, marine chronometers and wristwatches in Eastern Europe.

After German reunification, Hans-Jürgen Mühle re-establishes our family business. On April 1st, 1994, he and 2 employees begin to construct a new quartz marine chronometer based on the Glashütte design.

In 1995, one of the shipyards we supply asks if we can also supply some robust, water-resistant wristwatches as ship equipment? This is the start of wristwatch production at Mühle-Glashütte.

The first two Mühle wristwatches available for sale are the Men’s Sports Diver’s Watch and the Naval Pilot’s Watch-I.

Wristwatches are our great passion

Into the future as a trio of leaders

In the anniversary year 2024, we are not only celebrating the 30th anniversary of Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte, but also the official entry of the 6th generation into the management level of our family business.


After Thilo Mühle took over the management of the company from his father Hans-Jürgen in 2007, he has gradually developed Mühle-Glashütte into an esteemed manufactory – the fine Robert Mühle calibers are fascinating examples of this.


Now we are delighted that his children are also involved in the family business. Together, Thilo, Fanny and Dustin are now shaping its future as a management trio.

1869 - 1994 - 2024: The full story
30 years since our refoundation.

Time to celebrate.

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Edition 1994

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Sporty. Chic. Versatile.

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made for any mission

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Luxury follows function

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An elegant appearance

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Perfect watch-life-balance

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for pilots and everyone else

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Frequent questions
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Who can service my Mühle wristwatch?

You have various options, if you would like to have your Mühle watch professionally serviced. For example, you are welcome to bring your watch directly to our manufactory or send it to us by post with the note “Service”. Please contact us in advance if you would like a service in our manufactory in Glashütte. We will be happy to provide you with more information about our services, the safe shipping of your Mühle watch and send you a return slip. In addition, you can contact a Mühle retailer in your area. They will not only give you competent advice, there you can also hand in your watch for an inspection conveniently and easily.

Where can I find technical details for my Mühle wristwatch?

The most important technical information on our current watches can be found on our website by visiting the “Wristwatches” page and selecting your collection/model. Technical details for your model can also be found in the instruction manual for your watch. If you have any further questions, especially regarding older models, please feel free to contact us.

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