Germany was divided for over 40 years. In 1989, the inner-German border fell and on October 3, 1990, East and West Germany were finally reunited. These historic events set the stage for a unique special edition to mark the 30th anniversary of German unity.
West and East German watchmakers united
This watch set is manufactured jointly by a West and an East German watch manufacturer: MeisterSinger from Münster in Westphalia and Mühle-Glashütte from the eastern Erzgebirge.
We got to know and appreciate each other during watch fairs and joint projects. This is where the idea for the “Unity Clock” was born. Based on the MeisterSinger N°03 and Teutonia IV from Mühle-Glashütte, we developed the special edition together. We think there is no better way to express German unity.
Special edition in two variations
Each watch in the special edition is manufactured in two variants: The watch set with the Teutonia IV and the MeisterSinger N°03, which is limited to 30 pieces, features a particularly elegant bicolor case with a bezel made of 18-carat yellow gold. In addition, all applied indices of the black dial, the hour and minute hands and the date indications for 3, 10 and 30 are gold-plated on the Teutonia IV. The second hand and the corresponding numerals in the outer seconds and minutes scales, on the other hand, are in red. Thus, the design of the unit watches tastefully plays with the colors black, red, gold.
Teutonia IV „30 Jahre Deutsche Einheit“
The second version of the Teutonia IV “30 Years of Deutsche Einheit” has a 41-millimeter stainless steel case and is limited to 60 pieces. In terms of gold, this model is a little more restrained: in addition to gold-plated indices at 3, 6, 9 and 12, the dates for the 3rd, 10th and 30th day of the month are in gold.
Inside both models, reliable SW 200-1 do their duty. As a crowning touch, they feature a specially developed unity rotor. The unified automatic rotor is common to all MeisterSinger and Mühle-Glashütte special edition timepieces and features an engraving of unified Germany. This shows the locations of MeisterSinger in the west and Mühle-Glashütte in the east.
We support the protection of the Green Belt
In addition, we are supporting the Heinz Sielmann Foundation with this special edition. It cares for the protection of the Green Belt, i.e. the former inner-German border strip that is now a protected place for rare plants and animals. We donate 100 euros from the proceeds of each “Unity watch” to the foundation for its remarkable work.
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.