While the wind howls and the waves crash, Mühle-Glashütte’s 29er Day/Date stays cool and calm, perfectly equipped to face the elements with its elegant design and steadfast heart.
Like its namesake, the 29er dinghy sailing boat, this timepiece is all about achieving perfect balance. When the full force of the wind tugs at the sail of the dinghy and crew members have to throw their entire weight into the trapeze, the right balance is the deciding factor between winning or sinking. Similarly, when designing the 29er Day/Date, achieving a harmonious balance between the watch’s date & weekday displays, case height and movement functionality was just as critical to achieving an optimal outcome for the watch designers at Mühle-Glashütte.
With Thilo Mühle at the helm, the company’s in-house design team considered a wide variety of approaches before deciding on the ideal solution. Mirroring the successful design motive of the 29er Big, the date display of the 29er Day/Date is located at the three o’clock position, directly opposite the weekday display at nine o’clock. This arrangement translates to a streamlined and clean dial that underscores the straightforward character of Mühle’s entire 29er collection.
The elegance of this piece is carried through to its subtle colour palette which combines Mühle’s signature brushed/polished steel case with a titanium grey dial featuring a metallic sand-coloured flange. The sophisticated look is further enhanced by baton-style applied indices on the dial and minute graduation (with luminescent hour markers) located on the flange.
Despite its stunning appearance, the 29er Day/Date is a passionate athlete through and through. Its high-quality stainless steel case boasts a pressure resistance of up to 10 bars (100m) and other features include scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and side protection element for its screw-in crown. A top-quality watch needs a top-quality movement and this is precisely why the 29er Day/Date is fitted with a SW 220-1 Mühle version movement featuring both the company’s own rotor and its patented, 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 in-house regulation standards, which comply with the German chronometer standard and help to ensure that the watch never runs slow. After all, the ultimate priority at Mühle-Glashütte is making sure that its watch wearers are never too late because of a failure with their time measuring instruments. German quality, German design, German precision.
Movement: SW 220-1, automatic; Mühle version with patented woodpecker neck regulation, own rotor and characteristic surface finishes. Stop-second. Fast date and weekday correction. 38-hr power reserve.
Case: Brushed/polished stainless steel. Anti-glare sapphire crystal. Transparent case back. Screw-in crown. Ø 42.4 mm; H 12.2 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bars.
Strap: Textile strap with a stainless steel pin buckle.
Dial: Titanium grey with a metallic sand-coloured flange. Applied indices. Hour markers and hands coated in Super LumiNova.