Mühle Glashütte rise to the top
Page and Cooper were amongst the very first authorised dealers for the fabulous Mühle Glashütte watches, made in the heart of Glashütte which is the legendary home of German watchmaking.
We spend a huge amount of time (actually years) looking for watch makers who offer something truly special. When we visited Mühle Glashütte at their factory, we were so impressed by the meticulous attention to detail and their willingness to share their true love of fine watch making.
Indeed, Mühle have been making time keeping instruments for over 5 generations and today they’re still family owned. Impressive! Therefore it is with particular pleasure, that we announce some of Mühle’s most recent successes in the world of technical horology.
Mühle Glashütte are the only German watch maker to enter this year’s ‘Concours International de Chronométrie’, an international chronometer competition. 38 time pieces from different companies entered the competition, including seven watches with highly complex tourbillon movements.
The most competitive area of the competition is the ‘Classic’ category in which Mühle’s chronometer competed with 17 other complex time piece entrants. Mühle Glashütte created an in-house hand-wound movement, together with many other innovative features including screw-in chatons, enabling the use of special jewels. An escape wheel, featuring a two jewel hole combination for particularly low-friction support, newly designed regressive long-slot click (which enables the ratchet wheel to turn back two to three teeth when fully wound to prevent over tensioning of the winder springs). And of course Mühle-Glashütte's shockproof woodpecker neck regulation, particularly relevant in chronometer tests, during which the watches are not only exposed to a magnetic field, but are also subjected to 150 blows with the strength of 150g!
Our friends at Mühle also received success with a first place award for their brand new Rasmus 2000 watch in a competition run by the respected website Watchtime. More than 30 watches where submitted for this year’s Divers’ watch poll but the Rasmus 2000 held off all competition to gain first place in the category of "Divers' Watches costing between 1000 and 2500 Euros".
The Rasmus 2000 benefitted from Mühle’s ‘in-depth’ knowledge of the ocean environment and their close development of the Rasmus with the research divers at the European scientific diver centre in the cold waters off Rostock.
Mühle have closely co-operated with the German Navy’s Search and Rescue Forces producing specialist watches for both the surface vessels and Sea King Helicopter Pilots. This autumn, Mühle introduce the Seebataillon GMT Titanium watch, designed in close co-operation with the German Navy’s anti-piracy force for use in anti-piracy and peace keeping missions.
Of course to us at Page and Cooper, Mühle’s success comes as no surprise. You can always relax safe in the knowledge that we choose to offer only watches that meet our highest of standards and are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.
If you have any questions regarding a new Mühle watch, we would be only too happy and delighted to share our knowledge of this fine German watchmaker with you.