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Mühle Glashütte 29er: Where Sailing and Minimalism Meet 

Given the brand’s past involvement with the naval industry, it is no surprise that Mühle Glashütte was able to create such a distinct selection of nautical watches. In fact, even just based on the term 29er, many seafaring enthusiasts would already get a gist of what the collection is all about. It was inspired by a youth (sailing) competition arranged by the German Sailing Association and was named after one of the dinghies used in the race. Today, the Mühle Glashütte 29er consists of watches that exhibit maritime elements, impressive German watchmaking, and avant-garde designs. 

Prices at a Glance: Most Popular Mühle Glashütte 29er Watches

Model

Price (Approx.) 

Features

Mühle Glashütte 29er M29 Classic 

(Ref. M1-25-57-LB)

$1,740 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • Cream Dial
  • Date Window 
  • 38-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er 

(Ref. M1-25-21-MB)

$1,620 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • White Dial
  • Date Window 
  • 38-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er Big 

(Ref. M1-25-33-NB)

$1,780 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • Black Dial
  • Date Window 
  • 38-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er Casual 

(Ref. M1-25-72-VB)

$2,180 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • Navy Blue Dial
  • Date Window 
  • 42-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er  Chronograph 

(Ref. M1-25-43-MB)

$3,600 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • Black Dial
  • Date Window 
  • Chronograph
  • 48-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er Day/Date 

(Ref. M1-25-34-MB)

$1,930 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • Titanium Gray with Rehaut in Sand Metallic Dial
  • Date and Weekday Windows
  • 38-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er Hands Date 

(Ref. M1-25-32-MB)

$1,980 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • White with Blue Rehaut Dial
  • Hand Date Feature
  • 38-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er  Day/Date 

(Ref. M1-25-34-NB)

$1,815 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • Titanium Gray with Rehaut in Sand Metallic Dial
  • Date and Weekday Windows
  • 38-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er M29 Classic

(Ref. M1-25-57-MB)

$1,860 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • Cream Dial
  • Date Window
  • 38-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

Mühle Glashütte 29er Chronograph 

(Ref. M1-25-43-LB)

$3,475 USD

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Non-reflective Sapphire Glass
  • Black Dial
  • Date Window
  • Chronograph
  • 48-hour Power Reserve
  • 100m Water Resistance 
  • Automatic Movement 

 

How much is a Mühle Glashütte 29er watch? 

Given such intricate designs and high performance, many of the watches in this collection retail for over $1,500 USD. Below are some of the models available today. 

The concept behind the Mühle Glashütte 29er takes inspiration from its namesake. Just like how the 29er was used to introduce young sailors to the 49er boat, this model serves as an introductory piece for those new to Glashütte watches. It comes in a stainless steel case and metal strap with a butterfly clasp. Meanwhile, the black dial consists of a date window at 3 o’clock along with luminescent indexes, hour markers, and hands. It also follows an automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve and water resistance of up to 100m. Priced at $1,500 USD, this simple and uncomplicated watch makes for the perfect starting Bauhaus-inspired piece. 

The Mühle Glashütte 29er Big is simply a larger version of the 29er model. It also comes in a stainless steel case and an interchangeable strap but with an added leather-rubber bracelet option. Its dial follows the exact same layout and colors as the previous 29er (Ref. M1-25-23-MB). It also has the same technical specifications with a 100m water resistance and 38-hour power reserve. Aside from the size, the only difference is that this model retails for around $1,800 USD. 

Next up is the Mühle Glashütte 29er Day/Date model. The piece mostly consists of a very appealing grey color that goes really well with the minimalist layout. It comes in a stainless steel case paired with a textile strap. Aside from the usual luminescent markers and hands, the titanium gray dial also includes day and date windows at 9 o’clock and 3’clock respectively. Powered by a SW 200-1 automatic movement, this piece has an excellent power reserve of 38 hours and a 100m water resistance. You can get this strikingly subdued Mühle Glashütte 29er watch for approximately $1,800 USD. 

The Mühle Glashütte M29 Classic is based on the Robert Mühle measuring instrument model M29. It serves as a tribute to a longstanding tradition of precision and accuracy. This piece comes in a stainless steel case and an interchangeable strap of either brown leather or metal. It features a cream dial with blackened hands, Arabic numerals, and a date window at 3 o’clock. Following an automatic movement, this watch boasts a 38-hour power reserve and a 100m water resistance. Priced at $1,860 USD, this is a lovely piece with an equally meaningful story.

The Mühle Glashütte 29er Hands Date aims to catch people’s attention with its muted, nautical color scheme. It comes in a stainless steel case and an interchangeable strap. The most intriguing part of the white dial is its date display represented by the white hand with a crescent moon. Lastly, it also has a power reserve of up to 38 hours and a 100m water resistance. Retailing for a little under $2,000 USD, this Mühle Glashütte 29er watch makes for a great everyday timepiece. 

The 2020 Mühle Glashütte 29er Model: What’s New?

Last year, the German brand released a new model in the 29er collection called the 29er Casual. Its case is made out of stainless steel while the interchangeable strap comes in either leather, suede, or textile. The 29er Casual has a navy blue dial with a date window plus luminescent markers and hands. It is powered by a SW 300-1 automatic movement with a 42-hour power reserve and a 100m water resistance. You can get this new model for around $2,180 USD. 

Mühle Glashütte 29er’s History and Design Details

Mühle Glashütte has been in the watchmaking industry since 1869. What started out as a supplier of measuring instruments to watch companies eventually became a manufacturer of quality timepieces themselves. Now, they are an established brand recognized by Germany and the rest of the world. 

Mühle Glashütte’s 29er collection dates back to around 2006. The model was heavily inspired by a sailing dinghy during the championship event held by the German Sailing Association. However, prior to that, the company is known to have produced marine chronometers and ship clocks in the past. While it may not have been stated outright, that maritime experience probably helped Mühle Glashütte when they were creating the 29er as well.  

A 29er watch is considerably distinct on its own, each model has a different vibe despite its subtlety. The common components present in most 29er pieces are its case and two-part dial. The 29er comes in a simple case with relatively different textures, the use of shiny and matte surfaces allows for differences,  depending on the lighting. Meanwhile, it also has a very clean-looking dial layout thanks to the two-part division between the inner and outer areas. 

5 Reasons to Buy a Mühle Glashütte 29er Watch 

1. Minimalist Design. One of the things that makes the 29er different from most sailing-inspired watches is its great use of minimalism. A lot of sports lines in the same category follow a certain traditional layout and design while the 29er revolves around Bauhaus elements. The intricacy and modernism that comes with this allows for a more subtle yet distinct collection. Own a 29er watch and you’re bound to pique the interest of those around you because of its unique and straightforward design. 

2. Excellent Specs. For a collection with a relatively unassuming overall design, the 29er is definitely not lacking when it comes to functions and features. This range is powered by Mühle Version calibers, allowing for utmost precision and accuracy in each watch. All of its watches also have a power reserve of at least 38 hours and water resistance of up to 100m. Lastly, the 29er consists of a variety of models ranging such as chronographs and day/date ones. You definitely have the luxury of choosing which specs and models are right for you. 

3. Low Maintenance. While it may not seem like the most robust watch out there, a 29er model is guaranteed to be durable and relatively low maintenance. However, it should be noted that low maintenance does not equate to no maintenance because caring for your watch would obviously lead to a longer lifespan. The thing with this collection is that, even if you use your watch everyday, you’re not forced to get it checked annually. It takes around 4 to 5 years before a 29er is suggested to undergo maintenance and, once that service is done, your next visit will probably be in another 4 to 5 years. 

4. Customizability. If you’re the type of person with erratic style preferences then you’ll most likely enjoy how customizable a 29er watch is. The advantage of an interchangeable watch is that you get to play around with different styles without having to actually buy a bunch of models. You can simply purchase your ideal 29er piece and get as many straps you want. It is almost like wearing a different watch everyday but without breaking the bank. 

5. German Heritage. Another reason why the 29er collection is so distinct compared to other nautical watches is its heritage. German watchmaking is quite different in comparison to Swiss or Japanese craftsmanship. It is quite obvious that they vary in style and even movement. While Swiss watches are undeniably amazing, German timepieces offer a different perspective in horology. 

Mühle Glashütte 29er: Bauhaus-inspired Nautical Watches 

The Mühle Glashütte 29er is home to some of the most visually appealing watches in the market. Boasting a fusion of minimalist and navy-inspired elements, the 29er takes ‘designing with a purpose’ on another level. This collection has proudly represented German craftsmanship in watchmaking through its excellent engineering and designs. 

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