Practice-oriented timepieces for extreme conditions
In March 2001, we contacted the German Maritime Search and Rescue Association and started developing a watch that could cope with the harsh conditions of rescue operations. Around a year later, the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer presented and handed over to the German Maritime Search and Rescue Association in February 2002. The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer is the prelude to a series of special Mühle watches that are used by German Maritime Search and Rescue Association or in the German Navy. Each mission watch is developed together with the respective unit and adapted step by step to their requirements.
The challenges for people and materials are particularly high on the high seas. For 25 years we at Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte have been manufacturing time measuring instruments that are up to these requirements. These empirical values are particularly useful in our emergency watches. The extreme outdoor watches are characterized by a unique design as well as high precision and functionality. Perfect for everyone for whom a watch has to withstand a little more.
In action, these timepieces are in their element. High impact resistance and robust materials guarantee the highest level of reliability during sports or everyday use. This is not surprising, as each of these watches has a good portion of practical DNA. When developing timepieces, we always work with the emergency services, who have to be able to rely on the security of their watch day in and day out. Form follows function – this principle applies 100 percent to all timepieces in this watch family.
In addition to its robustness, good readability during the day and especially at night is an essential property of the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer. Because the rescue watch’s mission watch is needed as a timer for night missions, for example. In order to improve the view of the sea, the lights in the ships of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Association are darkened. Thanks to the good night readability of the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer, for example, can then also precisely record times for operational reports.
The other timepieces in this watch family also focus on maximum functionality. So the S.A.R. Flieger-Chronographen (pilots chronograph) gets its distinctive design due to the requirement to be able to measure time in the cockpit while wearing aviator gloves. Because this Mühle mission watch was developed in cooperation with the rescue pilots of the German Navy, who were looking for a robust, easy-to-read chronograph with which, among other things, flight speeds can be calculated. The watch meets these requirements thanks to its highly reliable fine adjustment and specially designed chronograph functions with a highlighted 10-second scale.
A timepiece for an elite unit of the German Navy must meet extraordinary requirements.Therefore, in cooperation with the soldiers of the sea battalion, an extremely robust watch was created, which is equipped well for every mission of this unit of the German Navy.On land as well as on water – and that is why it bears the navy units name: Seebataillon GMT.As a designated marine timepiece, the Seebataillon GMT is also a real option for active travelers and ambitious outdoor enthusiasts.This watch is not only reliable, self-sufficient and precise, but with a second time zone and the light titanium case it is optimally comfortable to wear for all activities on all continents.
Where can I find technical details for my Mühle wristwatch?
The most important technical information on watches in our current collection can be found on our website by visiting the “Wristwatches” page and selecting your collection and 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.
What precision can I expect from my Mühle wristwatch?
It is normal for mechanical watches to display a certain amount of tolerance because fluctuating temperatures, the tension of the winder springs or the position in which a watch is stored or worn can all affect its operation and accuracy. As we do not know how a watch will be worn, we always regulate our watches so that they are slightly fast, with a precision of between 0 and max. +8 seconds per day. Why? Because we want to ensure that Mühle watch wearers are never too late because of their time measuring instruments.
How often does my mechanical Mühle wristwatch need to be serviced?
Mechanical watches should be serviced from time to time. Over the years, the processes taking place inside the movement cause a certain amount of abrasion due to parts wearing. This abrasion contaminates the oil and sometimes forms deposits, which may cause the precision of the watch to deteriorate. We therefore recommend that our watches be fully serviced every four to five years. We advise wearers to get the watertightness of their watches checked every two years.