One month prior to its official unveiling at the Baselworld 2017 fair, Mühle-Glashütte has previewed its latest model from the Teutonia series. Unlike other watches from the lineage, the new one comes with a distinctively sporty appearance with obvious influences from the automotive sport. The novel chronograph features a black, white and red color scheme and it is encased in a steel housing of modest width. Its functioning is based on the brand’s MU 9413 self-winding automatic caliber. Even though its price has not been officially disclosed, it is expected that Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia Sport I Chronograph will be sold at around $ 3,500.
Unlike the previous releases from the Teutonia series with a more restrained aesthetics, the latest chronograph by the Saxon watchmaker is clearly a sporty timekeeper. It has a black tone-on-tone tri-compax dial whose styling resembles an instrument on a dash of a sports car. The black background is coupled with contrasting white indications. These include minute/seconds markers on the flange, as well as the indications inside the chronograph counters which are encircled with gray segments in order to visually stand out a bit more from the rest of the setting. There are also metallic applied hour markers and sword-shaped hands in the same color which are all treated with white SuperLuminova coatings. Three chrono counters (for 12-hours, 30-minutes and small seconds) are accompanied with a date aperture which sits at the four o’clock position.
The black dial of Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia Sport I Chronograph stands beneath a curved sapphire crystal with a double anti-reflective treatment. It is surrounded with a bi-directional ratcheted bezel with engraved Arabic numerals. The inner bezel features a tachymetric scale (with red markings on a black base), which allows the wearer to easily compute the driving speed over a distance of 1,000 meters which is naturally a very convenient trait for a racing timekeeper.
Mühle-Glashütte Teutonia Sport I Chronograph is placed inside a stainless steel housing with alternate polished and brushed finishes. The round case is pretty narrow for today’s standards with the diameter of 42.6 mm, which makes the piece less conspicuous. The housing is still somewhat thick with the height of 15.5 mm. The construction of the case likewise includes a screw-in crown, a clearly designated start-stop pusher with red accents, as well as a transparent rear section. The watch is waterproof to 100 meters.
Inside the case there is the newcomer’s beating heart, Mühle Caliber MU 9413. It is actually based on Selita SW200 movement which received a hefty dose of customization that allows the brand to feature its own name on the dial, in accordance with the regulations. These extensive customizations include a three-quarter main-plate and a patented woodpecker neck regulation (which greatly facilitates fine adjustment, but does not really improve the accuracy of the movement or its reliability). There are also distinctive and recognizable finishes that are present, including the ones on the winding rotor. The caliber incorporates 25 jewels in its construction and it operates on the frequency of 28,800 vph. Interestingly, the caliber has the rate that is characteristic for all of Mühle-Glashütte calibers. Its precision varies between 0 and +8 seconds. As the representatives of the brand explained, this is done in order to make sure that the people who wear their watches can never be late. Moreover, Caliber MU 9413 includes a fast-date correction feature and possesses the power storage that lasts for two days.
The first sporty chronograph in the Teutonia collection is coupled with an attachment made of the combination of water-proof leather and rubber. It is black on the top side with red stitching and round perforations, while its underside is red.