The Teutonia family has a new member! The Muhle Glashutte Teutonia II Grossdatum Chronometer Limited Editions, dressed in a very sophisticated silver or velvety midnight blue are limited to 250 pieces and have been the focal point for the brand’s imaginative creations this year at Baselworld 2015. The watch pays tribute to founder of the br
and back in 1969 as this year marks not only a 145 year anniversary of its origins but also 20 years since its re-establishment by Robert Muhle’s descendant, Hans-Jurgan Muhle. This new legendary Chronometer, through an understated presence returns with both commemorative attributes and a sense of re-birth.
The German Limited Edition automatic features a large display (41mm) providing optimal readability and a harmonious clarity to the face. The seconds hand at 6 o’clock creates a perfect balance to the date window at the 12 o’clock location. A fetching clutter-free background behind these features constitutes a delicate topography of finely detailed patterning – an engraving technique known as a Guilloche which uses engine turning to create a delicate and mechanically intricate texture. As well as adding to the lavish appearance of the timepiece, this pattern work also supports easy reading of the dial at a quick glance. Hand assembled indices are tastefully structured and well spaced to allow the designation of its blackened hands, bordered by a dainty and unimposing stainless steel bezel. The minimalistic background delivers relief from the detailed trimmings of the inner dial, adopting an elegant yet professional instrument with exclusive character.
Like all of Muhle Glashutte’s timepieces, the chronometer is rigorously tested and certified to meet guidelines of the German Industrial Standards for wrist-chronometers. The in-house RMK 01 movement has a 42 hour power reserve, containing an independently manufactured rotor and bearing the patented wood pecker neck regulation as well as housing a matching balance cock. The brand’s decision to implement these controls in 2002 has allowed watches to be tested for accuracy in harsh external conditions, heats and pressures that may be prone to shocking the internal conditions of the mechanisms, thus causing the counter pressure spring to jump upwards.
First impressions of this new clockwork mechanism, like all previous Muhle Glashutte novelties have been that of a positive response. Welcoming back the same memorable values and lasting allure, the Teutonia II Grossdatum Chronometer enriches its reputation for stunning design and simplistic layouts to ensure that the spirit of Muhle Glashutte lives on in the “tick-tocking” of every timepiece.
The demand is already rapidly growing for both Limited Editions. Pre-orders are now taking place here.