Nautical Correctness: the 29er Pointer Date
Sail the seas every day with this outstanding time measuring instrument! The family company Mühle-Glashütte from the German Land of Saxony is proud to present its 29er Pointer Date – a sporty timepiece for everyone who wants to set a steady course without running aground. The analogue date hand brings an element of watchmaking nostalgia to its wearers’ day-to-day lives and enables them to navigate their way through the seas of time in a relaxed yet highly precise manner.
Mühle-Glashütte’s collection of 29er models, which was named after a class of sailing dinghies, is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2016. The small 29er skiff boasts the reputation of being particularly quick, sporty and dynamic and is therefore the ideal namesake for this new time measuring instrument. The moment you first look at the 29er Pointer Date, you won’t fail to notice its maritime heritage due to the rich navy blue colour of its robust NATO strap. The clear design of the watch face also provides a breath of fresh sea air, with its lighter shades standing out against the dark strap. The ice-grey colour of the face sets the stage for the watch’s intricately applied silver indices, each of which features a luminous coating that will help you to master the waves on even the darkest of nights.
The face is framed by the Pointer Date’s light blue weekday display on the flange. This type of date display features a date hand that makes one revolution around its axis every 31 days and provides an analogue display of the current day, which is framed by a classic dark blue crescent on the tip of the hand. In contrast with the watch’s waves of blue colour, its red second-hand clearly stands out against the face and emphasises the timepiece’s sporty design. Although dynamic sailing is important on the high seas, maximum precision and complete reliability play an even more essential role when it comes to setting a secure course. Mühle-Glashütte’s patented woodpecker neck regulation in the Mühle version of the SW 221-1 automatic movement helps to ensure precise navigation in even the stormiest of weather.
Whether battling the wind and rain in casual clothes on a sailing trip or tackling a hard day at the office in a smart black suit, the 29er Pointer Date from Mühle-Glashütte not only provides its wearers with an invigorating breath of fresh marine air, but also acts a sporty fashion statement. This watch yet again emphasises the main values behind Mühle-Glashütte: Form and function are coming together in an honest and straightforward design to provide an impeccable time measuring instrument that is the ideal companion for both sea dogs and landlubbers.
Movement: SW 221-1, automatic; Mühle version with patented woodpecker neck regulation, its own rotor and characteristic surface finishes. Stop-second. Hand date with fast correction. 38-hour power reserve.
Case: Brushed/polished stainless steel. Anti-glare sapphire crystal. Transparent case back. Ø 42.4 mm; H 12.2 mm. Water-resistant to 10 bars.
Strap: Stainless steel band with a stainless steel butterfly clasp or textile strap with a stainless steel pin buckle.
Dial: White/blue. Applied indices. Hour markers and hands coated in Super LumiNova.