Keeping time, keeping with traditionBASELWORLD 2013: The M 29 Classic
Mühle-Glashütte watches are first and foremost precision timekeeping instruments. This awareness of their function comes from over 140 years of tradition in the production of precision measuring instruments by this Glashütte family business.
And no watch produced by Mühle-Glashütte reflects this history more clearly than the new M 29 Classic – the dial of this cleanly designed timepiece is inspired by the historic Model 29 indicator gauge produced by Robert Mühle.
In 1869, Robert Mühle began making precise measuring instruments for the Glashütte watch industry. The highest possible precision and the exact readability of the measured values were hallmarks of the instruments he produced. To this day, Mühle-Glashütte maintains a strong commitment to these values in the production of its high quality wristwatches. This is particularly evident in the new M 29 Classic.
The fine, crystal-clear scaling of this timepiece is unmistakably inspired by the historic Model 29 indicator gauge produced by Robert Mühle & Son. While the Model 29 displayed accurate measurements up to a hundredth of a millimeter, the M 29 Classic affords the wearer accurate time reading down to the second – with just a glance. The black hour and minute scale and finely cut, dark hands are clearly offset from the crème-colored dial. Red indicators serve as orientation points – just like on the Model 29 – giving this fine watch its instrument-like character, with the red framing of the date display completing this image. The 42.4 millimeter watch case is supported by a wristband made of fine, brown calf's leather.
In addition to its precision and easy readability, the M 29 Classic is distinguished by its exemplary robustness, which it owes to the recent history of Mühle-Glashütte. Thanks to the production of ships' clocks and nautical instruments, which began after the reunification of Germany, Mühle was able to perfect the precision of its timepieces under all usage conditions.
The self-winding, automatic mechanism of the M 29 Classic is equipped with the patented and particularly shockproof woodpecker neck regulator, while the robust watch case comes with a screw-in crown and shield and is waterproof up to 10 bar. It is thus reminiscent of another Mühle-Glashütte nautical timepiece: the 29 Big, which was named aft
Thus the M 29 Classic combines nautical ruggedness and precision with the dial design of historic Mühle indicator gauges, making it not only a timepiece in its most elemental form, but also a perfect reminder of the history at Mühle-Glashütte, where a passion for precision measuring instruments seamlessly melds with nautical tradition. The M 29 Classic: a fine timepiece where keeping time keeps with tradition.