Press Information February 2012: Novelty at BASELWORLD 2012
Terranaut I Trail. The route is the destination.
Terranaut I Trail is on the go: its design embodies excitement, dynamic power and the charm of adventure. It carves out a truly unique path, nestled between the elements. With Terranaut I Trail, Mühle-Glashütte presents an energy-charged instrument watch with a down-to-earth design.
The uncompromising instrument-like character of Terranaut I Trail is evident at first glance. Instead of having a small seconds display, this chronograph with pilot’s watch characteristics comes with a large rotating and luminous function display. With the help of this display, the timepiece confirms that it is functioning reliably and reveals its fundamental philosophy: combining the earth and skies to create something completely new. The rotating triangle gives the watch its pulse rate, breathes life into it and creates its unmistakeable character.
To ensure that time can be adjusted to the exact second using the function triangle, an arrow-shaped marker has been added to one of the tips. This corresponds to the 15-second markings in the form of a grey cross. The latter is a design element which also features in other models within the watch family.
At the heart of Terranaut I Trail is the chronograph movement MU 9408 with its woodpecker neck regulation, the Glashütte three-quarter plate, the characteristic surface refinements and a 48-hour power reserve. The patented woodpecker neck regulation from Mühle ensures that the movement remains unaffected by any knocks or uneven terrain and guarantees a high level of accuracy even under difficult operating conditions. The same applies to all the watches in the ‘Trail’ family. The 44 mm robust case in brushed stainless steel is also available with a black PVD coating and leaves no room for scratches.
Terranaut I is equally uncompromising when it comes to implementing the ‘trail’ concept in terms of design and colour. The hands, numbers and indices come in a luminous sand tone, ensuring that they stand out clearly against the black face. Together with the minute graduation, this colour distinction guarantees optimal readability of the time at a glance – by day and night.
A week day and date display at the 4 o’clock position complete the scope of functions offered by Terranaut I Trail. The distinguished design is also continued in the black Russia leather strap which comes with a stainless steel clasp.
Just like the other members of the Terranaut Trail family, this timepiece strives for the outdoors. Here in a place where paths are called ‘trails’ and the boundary between the earth and the sky is blurred. Terranaut I Trail has a resilient construction, functional appearance and lively nature. A characterful timepiece which goes its own way.
About Mühle-Glashütte GmbH
Mühle-Glashütte GmbH develops and manufactures high-quality ships’ timepieces, marine chronometers and mechanical wristwatches. In this the Glashütte company places great emphasis on the excellent legibility and accuracy of its timepieces. Because the name Mühle has long stood for precision and precise measurement. The foundation stone for this was laid by Robert Mühle. In 1869 he founded a family-run company in Glashütte to produce precise measurement instruments for the local watch industry. The direction followed by the present-day company emerged under the management of the fourth generation of the family. Since 1994 it has gone by the name of Mühle-Glashütte GmbH nautische Instrumente und Feinmechanik, equipping cruise ships of the AIDA fleet and luxury yachts with marine time systems and chronometers. The fact that the nautical characteristics required in this – namely precision, legibility and reliability – are also reflected in the Mühle wristwatches is particularly important to Thilo Mühle. With him the family-run company now has its fifth generation at the helm.
Technical Details Terranaut I Trail
[one_fourth]Movement[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]MU 9408, automatic with woodpecker neck regulation, Glashütte three-quarter plate and characteristic surface finishes, quickset mechanism, stop second, 48-h power reserve[/three_fourth_last]
[one_fourth]Case[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]Brushed stainless steel or stainless steel with black PVD coating. Anti-glare sapphire crystal. Transparent case back. Screw-in crown. Ø 44,0 mm; H 13,6 mm.
Water-resistant to 5 bars.
[one_fourth]Strap[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]Russia leather strap with stainless steel pin buckle. Stainless steel strap with butterfly clasp[/three_fourth_last]
[one_fourth]Dial[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]Black. Hour markers and hands coated in Super LumiNova[/three_fourth_last]
[one_fourth]Price[/one_fourth][three_fourth_last]2,350 € (stainless steel)
2,450 € (stainless steel with black PVD Coating)