Be it when sailing the 29er dinghy or creating its wristwatch counterpart, the new 29er Tag/Datum, it’s all about achieving the perfect balance. When the wind tugs at the sail at full force and crew members have to throw their entire weight into leaning out on the trapeze, the right balance is the deciding factor between winning and sinking. When designing the 29er Tag/Datum, achieving a harmonious balance between the watch’s date and weekday displays was just as critical for the watch designers at Mühle-Glashütte.
With Thilo Mühle at the helm, the company’s very own design team considered a wide variety of different approaches before deciding on the ideal solution. Just like its sibling, the 29er Big, the date display of the 29er Tag/Datum was placed in the three o’clock position, directly opposite the watch’s practical weekday display in the nine o’clock position. This arrangement enables the displays to perfectly highlight the straightforward character that defines Mühle’s range of 29er models.
Another design decision focused on the colours of this new Mühle watch, which is taking to the water with a special palette thanks to its metallic sand-coloured flange. This attractive shade provides the 29er Tag/Datum with harmony with a capital H by perfectly complementing the transition from its titanium-grey face to its silver stainless steel case and giving the watch its own special hint of elegance. This elegant look is provided with even more sophistication by the applied indices on the face of the 29er, which is extremely minimalistic given that its minute graduation featuring luminescent hour markers and small minute numerals, is actually located on the flange.
Despite its stunning appearance, this Mühle watch is a passionate athlete through and through. Its high-quality stainless steel case boasts a pressure resistance of up to 10 bars and wearers who choose to purchase its optional stainless steel strap can even take their 29er Tag/Datum out for a swim. With its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and side protection element for its screw-in crown, this Mühle watch is also perfectly equipped to be the ideal time-measuring companion for everyday use, a fact that is additionally underlined by its precise movement.
The 29er Tag/Datum is fitted with a SW 220-1 Mühle version movement featuring both the company’s own rotor and its patented particularly shockproof woodpecker neck regulation. Once all of its components have been carefully finished and assembled, the movement is put to the test in six different positions and regulated to achieve a precision of between 0 and a maximum of +8 seconds per day. This precision target forms the heart of Mühle’s very own regulation standards, which comply with the German chronometer standard.
SW 220-1, automatic; Mühle version with patented woodpecker neck regulation, own rotor and characteristic surface finishes
Fast date and weekday correction
38-hr power reserve
Brushed/polished stainless steel
Anti-glare sapphire crystal
Transparent case back
Ø 42.4 mm; H 12.2 mm
Water-resistant to 10 bars
Titanium grey with a metallic sand-coloured flange
Hour markers and hands coated in Super LumiNova
Textile strap with a stainless steel pin buckle or stainless steel strap with a stainless steel folding clasp