Mühle Glashütte

The 19th century was the century in which the hour of German watchmaking craftsmanship began to strike. This was also the case for Mühle Glashütte. The company was founded in 1869 by Robert Mühle in the former East Germany. At the beginning, the company specialized in the production of nautical elements. The focus of the company at that time was on precision instruments such as speedometers and tachometers. Even at that time, the movements of the company, which has been family-owned since the beginning, were characterized by the virtues of precision and accuracy. Virtues that have been preserved to this day.

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From nautical instruments to wristwatches

It was a relatively long way from precision instruments to the first wristwatch. The company only began to design them in the 4th generation. The decisive factor was an inquiry from a shipyard, which approached the family business to ask if it would be interested in producing wristwatches. This was a development that was to be of particular importance for the further development of Mühle Glashütte. In 1980, the company was incorporated into the Glashütte Uhren Betriebe. The company began to focus on the development and production of new-generation marine watches and, for the first time, on the construction of marine chronometers. However, it was not until 1996 that the first wristwatch left the local factory. As a result of a request from a friendly company, the company began to focus more and more on the production of high-precision marine pilot watches and sport diver watches. As a result, the Rescue Timer 2002 was developed and manufactured for the Society for the Rescue of Castaways.

Mühle Glashütte enters the new millennium

In 2002, the company's own invention, the so-called Spechthals regulator, was patented. This was a further development of the swan-neck regulator. It proved to be particularly robust and was used for this reason and the fact that fine adjustment took on a new significance from then on. Six years later, the company developed the three-quarter plate, which is a typical hallmark of Glashütte watches. The classic Glashütte click mechanism and the removable escape wheel bridge were used for the first time in the following chronographs. Modifications are reflected in the caliber M 9408.

Design, robustness and precision

In 2011, Mühle Glashütte began designing the first in-house developed movement. This movement, equipped with caliber MK 9411, still represents the epitome of modern Prussian watchmaking art. The Teutonia III was the culmination of this art. A further development of the same was dedicated to the founder Robert Mühle, with the in-house caliber RMK 02.

The special characteristics

The old Prussian virtues of precision, continuity and simplicity are embodied in Glashütte Mühle watches. Coupled with the art of simplicity, exactness and first-class understanding of materials. This, as well as the art of craftsmanship matured to perfection, characterize all classic and modern innovations of the chronograph line. Technical gimmicks still play no role in this long-established company. Instead, the focus is on the essentials such as functionality, accuracy and robustness. Characteristics that are reflected in the watches from Glashütte Mühle down to the last hand-set screw.