Mühle-Glashütte may have cut its teeth in nautical instruments, but the German watchmaker is making a concerted push back towards revamping its offerings for terra firma – you know, the stuff responsible for the other 30 or so percent of the earth’s surface. Leading that charge is the Mühle-Glashütte ProMare Chronograph – an ultra-sporty two-register chronograph that places contrast and legibility on a bright orange pedestal that seems to say “long live the weekend.”
The Mühle-Glashütte ProMare is very near and dear to designer Theo Mühle’s heart – who called the sport watch “a logical step” for the company. As an avid outdoorsman who frequently divides his time between his desk and mountain bike, Theo wanted a watch that could transition seamlessly between the two without compromising on style, capability, or legibility no matter where the wearer happened to be.
If the heavy orange accents on the strap option might be too over-the-top for you, the Mühle-Glashütte ProMare Chronograph on bracelet is a little more muted, completing a clean overall aesthetic that manages to be fairly reserved, with only the bright orange chapter ring and seconds hand as its sporty cues. Look a little closer, though, and notice a few other sporty cues, like the twin-register layout and the unmarked ceramic ring that borders the textured, carbon-coated dial — both of which exercise a little more of Mühle-Glashütte signature restraint. However, Mühle’s classic nautical fingerprints are still all over this watch, with oversized sword-style hands and applied indices generously filled with blue SuperLuminova to boost legibility to the max – details that counter the otherwise somewhat reserved nature and enable the watch to wear with as much versatility as Theo originally hoped.
Inside the Mühle-Glashütte ProMare Chronograph beats Mühle’s MU 9408 – an automatic stop-second chronograph movement with the brand’s patented woodpecker neck regulation, Glashütte three-quarter plate, and signature finishing visible through its exhibition caseback. The 44mm case is water-resistant to an impressive 300 meters (for an “outdoors”-style watch), and is fitted with two rectangular chronograph pushers whose wide, flat surface area should be more than an easy target for gloved fingers under any conditions.
For those seeking a companion for their next boardroom-to-basecamp adventure, the price for the Mühle-Glashütte ProMare Chronograph is expected to be at the upper end of Mühle’s offerings, coming in at $4,299 on the black Hirsch Robby sailcloth strap with contrasting orange rubber and stitching, and $4,399 on a stainless steel bracelet. muhle-glashuette.de