German watchmaker Mühle-Glashütte marks the 20th anniversary of its first sea rescue watch by unveiling a special edition S.A.R. Rescue-Timer.
The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer from Mühle-Glashütte celebrates its 20th anniversary at the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS). In February 2002 the first S.A.R. Rescue-Timer were consigned to the foremen of the DGzRS. Since then, this robust timepiece has not only had to prove itself in the arduous everyday life of the sea rescuers on the North Sea and Baltic Sea, but also with sports and sailing enthusiasts.
The family-owned, nautical timing instrument company celebrates this outstanding achievement with a limited edition in 18 carat gold.
Since 2002, the iconic brand has crafted over 10,000 S.A.R. Rescue-Timers. In addition to the well-known advantages of the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer includes a 4mm thick, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, which allows an unclouded view of the extremely legible dial at all times.
This timepiece is equipped with the SW 200-1 Mühle version. Each movement has been elaborately adjusted in six positions, with the in-house rotor and the particularly shock-proof woodpecker neck fine adjustment.
It 42-millimetre case can withstand an enormous water pressure of up to 100 bar (1,000 meters). It spotlights an exciting mix of materials in the anniversary edition, which is limited to 20 pieces. The middle section of the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer GOLD is made of 18-carat yellow gold.
It contains a very high fine gold content of 70 grams in total. The golden surfaces of the middle part are finely polished, which perfectly underlines the noble character of the exclusive anniversary edition.
The noble appearance of the case is continued on the matt black dial in gold-plated hands. These are also made in yellow gold, so they have a high contrast to the dial and thus ensure very good readability. They trace their path over indices and orientation triangles, which, unlike the series watch, are coated with pure white luminous material.
The dial is complemented by a golden rehaut and the well-known rubber bezel of the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer. Its basis is a stainless steel core, which is covered with black, shock-absorbing natural rubber.
The other components of the case are designed to match: not only is the screwed stainless steel case back coated in black PVD (physical vapor deposition), but also the screw-down crown and the four screws on the strap bars. They hold the rubber strap specially made for Mühle-Glashütte securely on the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer GOLD.
The bracelet is closed with a black stainless steel folding clasp including an extension. It is provided with a durable diamond-like carbon coating (DLC), which makes the clasp less sensitive to wear and tear.
The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer GOLD will be supplied inside a special edition box inspired by the appearance and design of the marine chronometers from Nautische Instrumente Mühle-Glashütte.
The cabinet is made of wood. Like the marine chronometer, it has a cover with a viewing window. So the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer GOLD watch can be admired not only at the time you wear but also when you keep it in the case.
Model: S.A.R. Rescue-Timer GOLD
Caliber SW 200-1, automatic; Mühle version with patented woodpecker neck regulation, own rotor and characteristic surface finishes
Date quick correction
41 hour power reserve
18k yellow gold with rubber bezel and screwed black PVD-coated stainless steel back
4 mm thick, anti-reflective sapphire crystal with a magnifying glass inserted from the inside
Stainless steel screw-down crown, black PVD-coated
Diameter: 42.0 mm
Thickness: 13.5 mm
Water resistant up to 100 bar (1,000 meters)
Black dial with gold-plated hands
Hour indices and hands coated with Super-LumiNova, highly luminescent
Rubber strap with stainless steel folding clasp (black DLC-coated) and extension
Screwed strap bars, stainless steel screws with black PVD coating
Limited edition of 20 pieces