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Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum Watch

Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum Watch Watch Releases

Baselworld 2016 is approaching, and it’s high time for the eager, pre-show novelties to start making the rounds. Leading the salvo of announcements is the forthcoming Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum (“Pointer Date”) watch – a sporty and highly legible, yet classical seafaring instrument that embodies the clean design language and nautical spirit that we’ve come to appreciate with every Mühle-Glashütte watch.

When it comes to German-made watches at this price point, the gleefully overbuilt Sinn, or the proudly minimalist Nomos are usually at the forefront of the conversation. But the Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum – and to a greater extent, the brand as a whole – seems to exist between the two, balancing thoughtful movement innovations and subtle design flourishes with rugged case construction and highly legible dials that collectively lack the austerity characterized by many German watches.

Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum Watch Watch Releases

The Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum joins Mühle-Glashütte’s 29er series; a collection of relatively simple, do-it-all watches that get their name from the equally versatile “29er” style of sailboats, which are known for sharing similar sail and hull characteristics. The Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum revisits the familiar marine clock dial execution of the Mühle-Glashütte M29 Classic, whose  design inspiration was drawn from one of Mühle’s other businesses – nautical instruments, like ships’ chronometers, tide clocks, thermometers, and barometers. Of course, as its translated name would imply, the Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum offers a twist on the M29 in the form of the Sellita’s own SW 221-1 pointer date movement – a classic complication which replaces the date wheel with a hand whose crescent-shaped “moon” cradles the corresponding date running around the dial’s chapter ring. The 221’s specs mirror the common SW 200, which reliably hums along at 28,800 V/H and keeps a 38-hour power reserve.

In keeping with the nautical theme, that ring exhibits a soft, matte blue finish, which nicely contrasts the luminous hour points, applied stick indices and eggshell white dial. The watch will be available both on the Mühle-Glashütte’s 29er bracelet, or on a navy blue textile strap, lending the watch a sporty edge that’s arguably more in-line with its overall design intent, and befitting of its 100-meter water resistance. Like the rest of the 29er series, the Mühle-Glashütte 29er Zeigerdatum is designed to fit neatly alongside the brands more entry-level pieces. We will update when it becomes available. muhle-glashuette.de

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  • DanW94

    Sorry, but that dial and color combination is about as captivating as a bowl of vanilla yogurt, and not the kind with the surprise fruit on the bottom. I do like a lot of what Muhle does, the clean look of Teutonia line is really attractive, but this one makes me feel if I was wearing it, I should be spending time on a powder blue cloud, sorting marshmallows and folding white linen all day….

    • iamcalledryan

      It’s the perfect baby-shower watch.

      • DanW94

        Lol…..Baby’s first gender neutral mechanical, You’d just have to re-size that strap to Dinkee H.O. wrist size proportions for it to fit.

  • Simon_Hell

    Wow, great kitchen clock design

  • PleaseSpellRoman4AsIV

    Good to see watches without ugly date windows. But this colour combination is a bit blunt…

  • Perfect opportunity to go with a blued handset. But no, a low contrast boring silver one against a stark white dial is good too, I guess. Next.

    • They should’ve gone with skeleton hands — you’d just have to guess the time, nine times out of ten.

  • Chaz

    I think I unhinged my jaw yawning…

  • AbrightP

    Hey guys, isn’t this color combo nice for summer? wear it to beach or on a yacht with casual and clear color clothes..I can’t wait for summer… and 10-bar is good enough for basic sea games… also 1500 euro MSRP is not too bad

    • spiceballs

      Glad someone noted the price – thx

  • Astronuts

    Put it in a SAR case if you want nautical.

  • Boogur T. Wang

    Bravo to Mühle-Glashütte for pushing the design envelope!

    Well Done!

  • Nateb123

    Easily the worst photoshop of a dial I’ve seen in a long time. Make one freaking prototype before creating a press release you goofballs!

  • Thought it was a Nomos for a second with the pastel colors.

  • A_watches

    grandad summer watch

  • I feel very calm and zen right now

  • Ulysses31

    If IKEA made a watch, it might look as mild and timid as this. I realise some people love that aesthetic, but I need something that at least hints that the wearer is still alive.

  • Omegaboy

    Very nice!

  • funNactive

    I like it. Love the Pointer Date!

  • Sevenmack

    Looks like it was designed by a committee of middle managers. The date hand is nice and the red on the second hand is okay. But the rest of the dial disappears into dullness.

  • spiceballs

    Slightly different, generally inoffensive, watch for the (pastel) masses?

  • BNABOD

    not my cup of tea, the handset is rather boring and the blue pastel would be a decent summer dial but really no not my thing. next please

  • Mike Burdine

    I do like this watch. But lets be honest this color is what some of us call “baby blue.” This teutonic masterpiece should look nice rolling down the autobahn in a pink VW beetle.