As the company’s name suggests, Nautische Instrumente Mühle Glashütte started out making nautical instruments, in particular marine chronometers and ship clocks, as well as other measuring instruments. The company was founded in 1869 by Robert Mühle and the Mühle family manages the company to this day, with the fifth generation, represented by Thilo Mühle, now at the helm.
- The M29 indicator gauge by Robert Mühle & Sons, Glashütte
Mühle Glashütte has been producing wristwatches inspired by the clarity of its measuring instruments ever since the reunification of Germany in 1989. Its latest model, the M29 Classic has a dial inspired by the company’s M29 indicator gauge (see photo), which clearly displayed measurements to an accuracy of one hundredth of a millimetre. The clarity of the scale of this model is reproduced in its wristwatch derivative, with constrasting hands standing out on the dial against separate hour and minute scales, with fine graduations and red indicators alongside the hour markers for easy orientation.
- M29 Classic by Nautische Instrument Glashütte
Timekeeping functions are provided by an SW 200-1 self-winding movement in “Mühle” configuration, with the company’s own woodpecker neck index assembly, rotor and surface finishes. Housed inside a 42.4mm diameter case in brushed and polished stainless steel, it offers a power reserve of 38 hours. A choice of leather strap or stainless steel bracelet rounds off this classic model.