Today I combined "business" with pleasure, I visited the "Weihnachtsmarkt" in Berlin-Spandau and popped over to say hello to Katrin Germershausen, owner and manager of Brose jewelers at Breite Straße 23 (www. brosejuwelier. de). As a special event a Mühle representative showcased the Mühle collection.
Juwelier Brose was founded in 1889 and is now runned in the forth generation. They lately celebrated their 125 anniversary.
Brose`s back yard with a goldsmith's atelier, a watch repair shop and a small "salon d`art" with varying exhibitions.
One of the eye catching watches, of course, was the M 29 Classic.
As most of you know it resorts to the design of the traditional one-hand measuring gauges by R. Mühle & Sohn. One-hand measuring gauges included, for example, the "Mühle universal measurement for watchmakers" or the "ideal speed gauge" - instruments that enabled the precise measurement of various measuring scales, from 1/10th mm, through 1/50th mm, right down to 1/100th mm.
For the first time I saw that tool in the flesh:
The watch which came second in the interest of people stopping by was the Seebataillion
The timepiece chosen for an elite unit of the German Navy must fulfill extraordinary requirements. This is why in cooperation with the soldiers of the “Seebataillon” (Marine Battalion), an extremely robust watch with a second time zone has been developed that both in design and functionality is well-equipped for every mission to be undertaken by this new unit of the German Navy – whether on land, see or in the air.
Movement: ETA 2893-2, automatic; Mühle version with woodpecker neck regulation, own rotor and characteristic surface finishes. Second time zone/24-hr display. Stop-second. Fast date correction. 42-hr power reserve.
Case: Titanium with bidirectional bezel. 2.5 mm thick, domed and anti-glare sapphire crystal.Transparent case back. Screw-in crown. Ø 44.0 mm; H 12.7 mm. Water-resistant to 30 bars.
Strap: Rubber strap with stainless steel folding clasp and extension. Screwed strap attachment bridges.
Dial: Blue. Super LumiNova coated hands and indices.
Terranaut Trail III and I
SAR Flieger Chronograph
The rescue pilots from the German Navy were looking for a chronograph which would enable calculation of flight speeds, and at the same time be able to withstand the harshest of operating conditions. As a result, the S.A.R. Flieger-Chronograph was created.
It is a chunk of a watch.
M 29 Classic Small Second
Terrasport 1 Chrono (blue dial)
As you can imagine I enjoyed my visit to Brose. After talking watches for about an hour I had the mandatory mulled wine and a Thüringer Rostbratwurst. Perfect day though.