During the past few months the designers and watchmakers at Altenberger Straße 35 in Glashütte have worked intensely on the new models for the year 2015. The timepieces from our family business are drafted completely in-house, since we place great value on sovereignty and independence. The first layouts are created by CEO Thilo Mühle and a three-person team, which is composed of designers and brand specialists.
Important for all Mühle timepieces is that they are identifiable as such at first glance. One of the features that stand out the most is the bold and open character of the dial design. This reduced design is derived from one of the core values, after which Mühle-Glashütte designs their timepieces: the optimal legibility of time.
For the M 29 Classic family the designers were inspired by the historical dial gauges of company founder Robert Mühle. Before the drafting process, the different versions of the traditional dial gauges and tachometers from Robert Mühle’s era were examined and the basic design elements were defined and collected. This allowed the design team to notice for example the timeless and precise scaling, the scale inscription inside and out, different mark lengths or the usage of clear-cut hands without a counterbalance. The designs from the beginning of the twentieth century have been conveyed into the modern age, whereat the analogy is obvious right down to the last details.
These design features are not only included in the model with centre second. As a family addition, the M 29 Classic Kleine Sekunde (small second) was introduced in 2014 as well. With this in mind, it will be interesting to see which new model variations of the M 29 Classic family the designers and developers from Mühle-Glashütte will exhibit at this year’s Baselworld.