Set­ting Sail —

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— Over the sum­mer, Mühle Glashütte re­leased a never-be­for­e­seen Yacht-timer con­structed from alu­minium bronze. Blue dom­i­nates the tex­tile strap, dial and bidi­rec­tional bezel be­fore de­part­ing onto the bronze tone that forms the en­tirety of the case (sans the case­back, formed from stain­less steel with a trans­par­ent crys­tal). The 44-mm time­piece main­tains clas­sic Mühle el­e­ments in­clud­ing blocky hands; the ar­row-style in­dexes (known as ori­en­ta­tion tri­an­gles) at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock that pro­vide en­hanced leg­i­bil­ity; and an ex­tra-thick crys­tal at 2.5 mm that is scratch re­sis­tant, shat­ter­proof and con­tains anti-glare prop­er­ties. The watch also boasts wa­ter re­sis­tance to 300 me­ters. Inside the 44-mm watch is a mod­i­fied Sel­lita SW200-1 au­to­matic move­ment with Mühle’s patented wood­pecker neck reg­u­la­tion, a brand-se­lected ro­tor and char­ac­ter­is­tic sur­face fin­ishes. It has a 38-hour power re­serve and al­lows for stop sec­onds and quick date ad­just­ment. Al­though this isn’t the first Mühle time­piece to ven­ture into bronze ter­ri­tory (check out last year’s S.A.R. Res­cue Timer), the Yacht­timer in bronze wears its nau­ti­cal as­pi­ra­tions on its sleeve and pro­vides a tremen­dous value when viewed next to com­pa­ra­ble bronze dive watches from the brand’s Swiss coun­ter­parts. The Mühle Glashütte Yacht­timer in bronze is lim­ited to 500 to­tal pieces and is priced at $2,950.

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