Each watch needs to have something special that makes it unique for their wearer sometimes it is the design, sometimes the material and sometimes the various complications. Therefore also a special model must be created for the elite troop of the German Navy. The design plays here a rather less important role; it is more about special requirements and special features. Together with the soldiers, the new model was designed by Mühle-Glashütte and the result was: The Sea Battalion GMT.
Why did they choose for Mühle-Glashütte?
Of course, the question always arises why this company was selected for such an order. But for the Sea Battalion GMT, the question can be easily answered: for military operations the factor “exact time” plays a major role. Mühle-Glashütte is known for its precise watches while having a patented movement and they are known for its shock safety and their easy adjustments.
The important functions needed by the Sea Battalion
It is also important to have a second time zone in the watch, as most military operations are abroad and partly in areas with a different time zone. At the same time the watch must be read at a glance, so the orientation of the numbers at 6 and 18 of the watch are changing. Also, the rotating countdown bezel is just convenient and easy to read for each countdown.
But despite of important functions that are important for the Navy they didn’t save money for because of the design. Since the uniform of the Sea Battalion is equipped with a blue golden cap, the model Sea Battalion GMT from Mühle-Glashütte fits perfectly together with its dark blue dial and the golden GMT functions. It was not only created a special operations watch but also a beautiful watch, which can be worn at any parade.