Tactical Battalion

As a lover of ” diver” watches I always keep a lookout for models that catch my eye and this model from Mühle Glashütte is such a one.

Mülle Glashütte Seebattalion - rubber strapped diver

Mülle Glashütte Seebattalion – rubber strapped 30 atm diver

This is the Seebatallion GMT (rubber) Automatic produced to meet the future requirements of the marine protection Forces of the German Navy.  It meets the overall requirements and is reliable, self sufficient (no battery required) and absolute clarity, three features deemed necessary for this purpose.  Great specification and cased in solid Titanium which offers light weight and with it’s screw down crown positioned @4 allows full wrist mobility.  The dial markings are such that with double indices at 3, 6 and 9 position plus a split triangular marking at 12 allow clarity and precise hand 12 oclock position.  These also allow good use of the SuperLuminova luminous coatings for poor light or dark situations.  Note the Sweep Seconds hand and the GMT hand are in black with a additional yellow outlined GMT skeletonised arrow head which does not interfere with the minute graduation.  Note too the excellent contrasting Date window also @4

The Mühle Seebattalion - 30atm and absolute clarity

The Mühle Seebattalion – 30atm and absolute clarity

A bi-directional bezel with extra 15 to 0 detail, plus a 2.5 mm thick domed anti-glare Sapphire crystal, transparent case back and Water Resistance to 30 bars is exceptional.  The dimensions are 44 mm diameter in combination with only 12.7 mm height means this is very compact on the wrist.  The rubber strap with stainless steel safety clasp with extension fitted via screwed attachment bars.

ETA 2893-2 Automatic Mühle - 30 atm.

ETA 2893-2 Automatic Mühle – 30 atm.

The movement is the Swiss ETA 2893-2 Automatic, withe bespoke Mühle woodpecker neck regulation, rotor and special finishes.
There is a second Time Zone/24hr display, stop second and Fast Date correction and has a 42 hr Power Reserve.

All in all this a very finely made and specified model and one that may will find it’s way into my collection.  At around the £1500 mark which considering the quality is not a bad deal in my book.  It’s also that bit unusual from a highly regarded maker, it’s unlikely any of your friends will either have one or perhaps even heard of it, though this family Business is around 145 years old, though as with many traditional brands across the wars, it was revitalized again in 1994 and once again producing watches of exceptional quality and practicality.

They can be seen HERE.

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