Set to be presented at Baselworld 2011 show, the new Mühle Glashütte Marinus GMT automatic diving watch offers a useful second time zone function at an affordable price.
The watch is powered by a modified ETA 2983-2 automatic movement that features a bespoke “woodpecker neck” regulation and is equipped with a branded Muehle winding rotor that features the signature Glashuette solar grinding.
The movement is also turned 30 degrees clockwise so that the setting crown is now placed at 4 o’clock, which makes the Marinus GMT more comfortable to wear.
The second time zone function is indicated with a smaller hour hand that features a bright red arrow-shaped tip. As usual for this type of watches, the second time zone features a military-style 24-hour scale which is printed on the bidirectional rotating bezel and doubled with a white ring on the main dial.
The main time zone is also very legible thanks to a set of bold Arabic numerals and large hour markers, all of them printed in white Superluminova. The huge hour and minutes hand also look quite contrast on the matte black dial (I only wonder why did they put so few lume on them.)
According to the company, the new watch will be available both on a rubber strap (pictured) and on stainless steel bracelet with pricing set at €1690 and €1830 respectively.
Photos: Muehle Glashuette
Muehle Glashuette Marinus GMT automatic watch specification
Price: €1690 / €1830 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, Caliber ETA 2893-2, upgraded with woodpecker neck regulation, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Muehle-rotor with Glashuette solar grinding
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT, stop seconds and quickset date mechanism
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 42.20 mm
Lug width: No data
Case height: 12.20 mm
Water resistance: 300 meters
Strap: Rubber or stainless steel bracelet with extension and security folding clasp made of stainless steel; folding clasp with safety buckle in stainless steel
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective, 2.50 mm thick
Case back: Sapphire