Setting Sail —
— 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.