Our S.A.R. models have earned a strong reputation as particularly durable timepieces. This brought Mühle-Glashütte to the attention of the German Navy's Seebataillon. For the soldiers of this specialized unit, we have developed a tool watch with a useful GMT function. This takes into account the frequent foreign deployments of the Seebataillon.... Show more »
Our S.A.R. models have earned a strong reputation as particularly durable timepieces. This brought Mühle-Glashütte to the attention of the German Navy's Seebataillon. For the soldiers of this specialized unit, we have developed a tool watch with a useful GMT function. This takes into account the frequent foreign deployments of the Seebataillon.
The dial was equipped with double indices and a split triangle marker. This allows the best possible allocation of luminous material and readability.
Display of a 2nd time zone
The Seebataillon GMT was developed for the naval unit of the same name and was designed with the display for a 2nd time zone due to the frequent missions abroad.
Various engravings make the Seebataillon GMT unmistakable: for example, the automatic rotor is engraved with the emblem of the sea battalion - while the case back is engraved with the coordinates of the headquarters. In addition, battalion watches are given the personnel number of the soldiers.
Another Mühle tool watch for the German Navy
The Seebataillon GMT was introduced in 2013. A year earlier, we began developing the tool watch in coordination with the command staff of the Sea Battalion. The soldiers became aware of Mühle-Glashütte through the S.A.R. Flieger-Chronograph, which is on board with the naval rescue pilots. They also had a need for a wristwatch tailored exactly to their requirements. So they approached us with the development of a timepiece that is solid and shockproof enough for any mission, guarantees an accurate time display day and night, and combines the best wearing comfort with optimal functionality. This is because the unit protects the soldiers, ships and buildings of the Navy in ports or on the high seas. To ensure that the watch can provide loyal service to soldiers in Germany as well as off the coast of Africa or in the Middle East, it should not only be reliable, self-sufficient and precise, but also particularly easy to read.
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.