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Thilo and Hans-Jürgen Mühle

Exclusive insights into the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer

The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer was developed together with the foreman of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS). The development took place in a very direct communication. For example, as a first step, Hans-Jürgen and Thilo Mühle suggested a robust timepiece with a GMT function to the sea rescuers, which seemed to be appropriate for the “seafaring” purpose. “During national journeys, you can do without the display of a second time zone,” they received very bluntly as feedback … In their anniversary interviews, Thilo and Hans-Jürgen Mühle talk about these and other memories of the development of what is probably the best-known Mühle-watch.

20 years of S.A.R. Rescue-Timer

The anniversary interviews

Interview with Hans-Jürgen Mühle

In 1994, Hans-Jürgen Mühle re-established the family business of his ancestors under the name “Mühle-Glashütte GmbH nautische Instrumente und Feinmechanik” and initially manufactured marine chronometers and ship’s clocks, and from 1996 also wristwatches with a nautical background. The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer is the prime example of the robustness and functionality of these time measuring instruments.

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Interview with Thilo Mühle

In 2000, Thilo Mühle joined the Mühle-Glashütte family business and initially devoted himself to the development of new timepieces before he took over the management together with his father in 2004 and finally became the sole managing director in 2007. However, product development is still his passion until today. This is how he initiated the development of the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer witnessed from March 2001.

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