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Letter from the Editor
Welcome to our first issue of Timepiece Magazine. As a lifelong collector of watches, I have always aspired to create a venue to talk openly and objectively about the industry, the allure of collecting, and the furtherance of the hobbyâ€”Timepiece Magazine represents the fulfillment of that aspiration. In this issue, and upcoming quarterly issues, we hope we can share some of our insights on what is hot, what trends we see in the evolution of the art and science of horology, how we see the central Texas watch collectorsâ€™ community, and share the thoughts and opinions of our friends and fellow collectors who reside in our community and around the world. We hope you find the material we present of interest, and possibly even learn something you did not know from these pages. From the time in my late teens, when I was first gifted a Rolex 5508 by one of my fatherâ€™s WWII Marine fighter pilot buddies, I have remained captivated by the science, technology, history, and tradition of the wristwatch. Some days I am discouraged by how much horological information I have forgotten over the years. But fortunately, most days, I learn something new. Which is what collecting is all about. So enjoy our inaugural issue, and please subscribe to Timepiece Magazine if you have not already done so. I think we have a lot of great information and ideas to present over the coming months. Sincerely,
E. Mark Baran
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Mühle-Glashütte Family History In Glashütte since 1869: Five Mühle Generations Mühle and Glashütte—a long story, in the truest sense of the word, as our family has been resident in this region for 700 years. One of our ancestors was even raised to the rank of baron. Thus, we have had a family crest since 1629, and a family motto that states: “Neither through hope, nor through fear.” This means we are down-to-earth realists who tackle problems resolutely.
Robert Mühle’s sons, Paul, Alfred and Max Mühle, were thus able to continue managing the company along these successful lines. It was the chaos after World War II that put an end to this success story because, as with many other companies in Glashütte, the family business was expropriated and dismantled in 1945.
Third Generation: Hans Mühle
This is also precisely why we did not give up even when our company, which was founded in 1869, was threatened by world wars, socialism and expropriation. So today we can say with pride that the name “Mühle” has stood for precision and precision measuring for five generations.
The expropriation of the company, which had been operating successfully for more than 75 years, was of course a severe blow to the family. The company in its then form was completely broken up and parts of it were affiliated under the name “Messtechnik Glashütte” with the ZeissWerke in Jena.
Our story started with the manufacture of measuring instruments, nowadays we develop time measuring instruments. How did this come about? A long story, which is described briefly on the following pages. The inclusion of this story was important to us. After all, it is the foundation of what Mühle stands for today: elementary time measurement.
It is thanks to the third generation that the name “Mühle“ continued to be associated with precision measuring. As early as December 1945, Hans Mühle founded a new company that would later become the sole manufacturer of dial trains for pressure and temperature measuring instruments in East Germany.
First Generation: Robert Mühle
Hans Mühle was born in 1903 to Paul and Elisabeth Mühle, and, after his studies, initially worked as an operating engineer. His close relatives ensured he was born with a talent for precision measuring as his mother, whose maiden name was Stübner, came from a family who had made a name for themselves with chronometers used for the timing of beacons. When Hans Mühle died in 1970, his son Hans-Jürgen Mühle took over his father’s business, which despite the political circumstances in East Germany, was still privately owned.
Our company’s history begins with a brave decision made by Robert Mühle. He was born in 1841 in Lauenstein, only a few kilometers away from Glashütte. After his training at the watch manufacturer, Moritz Großmann, he took the risk and became self employed: in 1869 he founded a company in Glashütte that manufactured precision measuring instruments for the local watch industry and the watchmakers’ school. In doing so, he dedicated himself to what has always been the story of our family and our products up to the present day: precision measuring. At the same time, his measuring instruments were leading-edge technology: for the aspiring Glashütte factories no longer used the Paris line, a traditional measuring unit, when manufacturing their watches, but the metric system that had recently been introduced into the watchmaking industry. From 1869 on, “Rob. Mühle & Sohn” built the measuring devices and instruments required for this new system. Therefore, with his precision measuring instruments, Robert Mühle made an important contribution to Glashütte’s good reputation as the centre of the German watchmaking industry. It was only because we worked with such precision all those years ago, that others were also able to do so.
Second Generation: Paul, Max and Alfred Mühle Our ancestors soon won awards for the precision and quality of their measuring instruments. For example, in 1896 at an exhibition in Dresden they were presented with the “Gold Medal” of the year by the city. Thanks to their good reputation, they were able to extend the manufacture of measuring instruments to a new field. In the decades after 1920, “Rob. Mühle & Sohn“ supplied famous car manufacturers such as Horch, Maybach and DKW with car clocks, speedometers and rev counters. Gears and drives as well as clock mechanisms and counters for technical and scientific purposes were also manufactured at Mühle in Glashütte.
Fourth Generation: Hans-Jürgen Mühle Hans-Jürgen Mühle studied precision mechanics and optics before working for a supplier to his father’s company. Thus, he was very familiar with his father’s work and was able to continue his lifework until his family suffered dispossession for a second time when the company was affiliated into the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe (Glashütte Watchmaking Plants). At the time of German reunification, Hans-Jürgen Mühle was Sales Manager of the VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe. To integrate the company into the new economic system, he and four other colleagues were appointed Managing Directors. After carrying out this task, he left the Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe as he saw his real calling in the family business of his ancestors. In 1994, he set up the company “Mühle-Glashütte GmbH nautische Instrumente und Feinmechanik“ where he wanted to devote all his attention again to precision measuring. He applied to the manufacture of marine chronometers and wristwatches the knowledge that his family had acquired in this field. As Sales Manager at VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe he had come into contact with this kind of measuring instrument. Since then our family has been manufacturing high-precision marine chronometers, marine time systems and other nautical instruments, and, two years later, we produced our first mechanical wristwatch.
Fifth Generation: Thilo Mühle A passion for precision measuring has been driving our family for more than 140 years. The knowledge that we have accumulated in that time, and the values to which our company is committed, have always been passed on from father to son. Thus Thilo Mühle also followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the family business in 2000. In keeping with our down-to-earth nature at MühleGlashütte, he first took over product development for our wristwatches. It was not until four years later that he became Joint Managing Director together with his father, before finally becoming sole Managing Director in 2007. His career path is a prime example of what we at Mühle-Glashütte understand by continuity, tradition and the passing on of knowledge. This understanding means we can ensure that none of the know-how put into the manufacture of our wristwatches, marine chronometers and nautical instruments, is lost. It also leads to the constant progression of our product development as the next generation contributes new ideas.
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Panerai Arktos By Carter Combs What can withstand temperatures of -75ºF, dive to depths of 300 meters, and still tell you which way is north? If you said legendary South African explorer Mike Horn, you’re only half right. In 2002, Horn, best known for his solo trip around the equator, set off on a death defying exploration around the Arctic Circle. This 20,000 kilometer journey through Alaska, Canada, Greenland, the Bering Strait and Siberia, really showcased Horn’s superhuman resilience, as the entire adventure was made without any motorized vehicle—a record breaking feat. So how did Horn survive such an escapade? With nerves of steel, a sled carrying around 400 pounds of essentials, and one watch—the Panerai Arktos. This watch, inspired and tested by the great traveler himself, reflects a distinguished air of craftsmanship. With its double case and soft iron lining, the Panerai Arktos is protected from the type of magnetic field that only the North Pole can deliver. The Panerai Arktos is even coated in special oils that allow it to function in the subzero climates. And, had Horn decided
to go for a swim in the ice-laden waters of the north, the Panerai Arktos would have persevered. In fact, throughout the duration of his Arctic expedition, Horn went through 12 compasses and eight GPS units. But only one watch. Horn’s two-year exploration, along with his many other exploratory achievements, landed him a coveted place in the Laureus World Sports Academy, an elite association of athletic do-gooders. His bold sense of valor and grit also made him the man behind Dos Equis’ acclaimed mascot, The Most Interesting Man in the World. So, is the Panerai Arktos worthy of such an endorsement? We think so. The sleek and practical design of the Panerai Arktos suits both the rugged appeal of an adventurer and the sophistication of a gentleman. The case-back even carries an engraved logo of the Arktos expedition—a map showing the route trekked by Horn. Long story short, the esthetics and practicality of the Panerai Arktos can evoke the Most Interesting Man in all of us. With a mere glimpse of this exceptional timepiece, a faint whisper conjures in the air: He doesn’t always wear a watch, but when he does, he prefers the Panerai Arktos.
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Bletc h l ey Par k For decades, the WWII Codebreaking Centre at Bletchley Park was one of the U.K.‘s most closely guarded secrets. Today, it’s a poignant place to visit and reflect on the achievements of those who worked there. Their outstanding feats of intellect, coupled with breakthrough engineering and dogged determination, were crucial to the Allied victory and, in parallel, helped kick start the computing age. Thousands of people worked at Bletchley Park during WWII to decipher messages transmitted by the German forces. The standard 3-rotor Enigma was capable of being set to approximately 158 trillion possible settings. The reading of encrypted messages on an industrial scale, the use of the intelligence gained and the subsequent related actions of the Allies are said to have shortened WWII by two years, saving countless lives. Bletchley Park is also the birthplace of the computer. The world’s first programmable electronic digital computer, Colossus, was conceived and installed at Bletchley Park during WWII to speed the reading of encrypted German messages sent by Hitler and the high command. Bletchley Park is unique. It combines a key role in modern history as the birthplace of the digital age.
Hut 6 Hut 6 was built in January 1940 for the decryption of Enigma messages from the German Army and Air Force, with help from the punch cards and then the Bombe machines. The cards were used to help deduce the Enigma keys and wheel orders.
Once the dayâ€™s Enigma settings had been partially established with help from the Bombe, the information was sent back to Hut 6 where it was used to complete the discovery of the Enigma settings. Decrypted messages were then passed to Hut 3 for translation and analysis. Original pieces of Hut 6 pine will be incorporated into the crown of the Bremont Codebreaker.
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Pun c h C a rd s When GCHQ left Bletchley for Eastcote in 1946, the British Tabulating Machine Company (BTM) cards were boxed up and were later moved to Cheltenham when GCHQ moved again in 1952. The cards were discovered when GCHQ was preparing to release records to The National Archives, GCHQ allowed them to go to the Bletchley Park Trust along with other records. With over 2 million created every week there is only half a box remaining, 5 cards are being incorporated into the barrel of the Codebreaker watch to display the serial number. Punch card uses: The BTM system was essentially an early form of computer processing. The system managed the BP Punch-Card Intelligence Index and was thus key to the success of the Code-breaking work, specifically recording Enigma decryption information. One of the challenges facing BP staff was to break the daily Enigma codes before the rotors were re-set (these were done so every 24 hours). The BTM machines allowed the analysis of decryption information: Punch Cards based on the coded messages would either block or allow electrical currents to pass through them enabling the operators to limit the number of possible Enigma wheel-settings and, therefore, the number of possible solutions to each day’s Enigma code.
Bom be Ma ch in e The Bombe machine was developed to speed up the breaking of Enigma codes, so that messages were still operationally relevant. The Bombe helped to deduce the day’s Enigma settings, of both the rotors and the plug board, by eliminating the many incorrect possibilities. The Codebreakers created a menu for the wiring at the back of the Bombe based on a hypothesis, known as a “crib,” of part of the original message. Cribs were often derived from regular appearances in deciphered messages of stock phrases, such as “message number” or “nothing significant to report.” The machine was developed by Alan Turing and the Bremont Codebreaker case-back has been designed to replicate the drum of the Bombe machine.
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B re a k i ng E ni g ma The Enigma used rotors to scramble messages into unintelligible cypher text. The German military adapted an early commercial version, marketed to the banking industry, and believed it to be impenetrable. Each one of the machineâ€™s billions of possible combinations generated completely different cypher text. Finding those settings, which were reset at midnight every day, was the challenge faced by the Codebreakers. Before WWII, work was being undertaken in a number of countries to break Enigma. In July 1939, aware that Poland would soon be invaded, Polish mathematicians who had worked on Enigma shared their work with the British and the French. By this time, the Germans were changing the Enigma settings daily and the first British wartime breaks into the daily-changing Enigma code took place at Bletchley Park in January 1940. The rotor of the Bremont Codebreaker contains original material from the enigma machine rotor.
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L a u n c h i n g t h e f i r st s i g n at u re chronographe from Bernard Richards Manufacture (BRM) in 2003, the company’s founder combined his passion for racing and engineering expertise to create one-of-a-kind timepieces and establish an original brand that’s gone the distance as the only French watchmaking manufacturer. Inspired by the luxury motorsport lifestyle, Bernard Richards was committed to crafting the ultimate wristwatches for racing enthusiasts, as well as collectors seeking rare and genuine pieces. Explaining the motivation behind his mission, Richards noted, “I enjoy creating the special piece that becomes an integral part of my client’s personality.” Having learned the art of watchmaking from his family, Richards drew the attention of prominent timepiece producers, and many of the world’s most recognized companies soon relied on his craftsmanship, discreetly seeking his expertise and technical perspective. His industry experience prompted Richards to establish his own label, and he devoted two years to experimentation and development before delivering BRM’s inaugural chronographe and establishing the company’s headquarters near Paris. Producing complex products that competitors were unable to match, BRM’s exceptional reputation and dynamic approach to manufacturing attracted dedicated fans, and less than a year after the company’s debut, brand loyalist Frederic Gasser presented BRM with an international opportunity. After observing the company’s combination of hands-on assembly and digital technology, Gasser was intent on introducing BRM to the U.S. market and eager to facilitate the expansion.
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Gasser, a reputed Renaissance man, had earned accolades as an advertising executive before becoming a sensation in the retail sector, and later, a lauded antiques dealer. The scope of his success, however, included no experience in the watchmaking trade— until he left Paris for Texas in 2004 to serve as the President of BRM Americas as a partner in the company. Shortly after arriving in the Lone Star State, Gasser secured a prominent retail account with Neiman Marcus, and he was able to quickly build BRM’s stateside presence, eventually extending the brand’s reach to dozens of stores and boutiques around the nation. “Our vision is inspired by motorsports, d r i ve n by c ra f t s m a n s h i p, a n d engineered for exclusivity, but while our identity is entirely unique, what really sets us apart is our approach to production. Because our timepieces are only distributed in limited-edition series, we’re able to focus on the finite elements of our design and hands-on assembly process while customizing each watch to our clients’ wishes,” Gasser noted, elaborating on BRM’s legacy. Now celebrating a decade in business with the 2014 launch of four recordbreaking timepieces and the unveiling of the company’s first jewelry line, BRM Joaillerie, Richards and Gasser are helping guide BRM into a new era of innovation. “BRM has come a long way in past years, but we remain true to the pure racing spirit that defines our foundation through the attention we pay to every detail as we build our machines,” Gasser added. Observing his role in the company’s evolution, Gasser proved that, like BRM’s unwavering commitment to quality over quantity, the perspective that drives his passion for the business is steadfast, concluding, “I will always love beautiful things.”
BRM by the Numbers Track BRM’s evolution and get up to speed on the watchmaker’s record-setting 2014 collections.
Hot Dates 1986:
Bernard Richards catches the attention of the world’s most recognized watchmakers.
2001: Bernard Richards kicks off two years of exploration
and experimentation in preparation for launching his own line of precision timepieces.
2003: BRM establishes headquarters outside Paris and debuts its first watch, an impressive automatic chronographe inspired by the racing world, which garnered industry accolades for multiple components featuring nano-technology standards. 2004:
BRM Americas opens operations, bringing the French brand stateside.
2011: BRM establishes its ongoing partnership with one of the world’s leading companies in motorsports, Gulf Oil, creating a special line of licensed watches. 2013: The watchmaker announces a partnership with racing royalty Marco Andretti; later in the year, BRM teams up with Sebastien Chardonnet and Thibault de la Haye, winners of the World Rally Championship and the Citroën Top Driver titles, to release a limited-edition timepiece series. 2014: After revealing the impending launch of the brand’s
first jewelry label, BRM Joaillerie, the company sets an industry record, debuting four new models representing the lightest automatic and chrono-automatic timepieces in the world.
The company releases its inaugural tourbillion watch – the first manufactured in France in more than 35 years – along with the company and country’s first birotor timepiece.
Record Setters: BRM is preparing to introduce the lightest automatic and chrono-automatic timepieces in the world during BaselWorld 2014; from left to right, the V6-44-MK (41.8 grams); the RG-46 (44.1 grams); the MK-44 (48.8 grams), and the R50-MK (65.8 grams).
Gulf Watch: Released in 2014, the BT1246-GULF is the newest addition to BRM’s licensed collaboration with Gulf Oil; the limited-edition series includes only 100 timepieces, and the watch retails for $9,150.
Rose Gold Watch: Ranking among Gasser’s favorite BRM timepieces – the RG-46 in 18-karat rose gold. The timepiece retails for $57,550; contact Jack Ryan Fine Jewelry for additional information.
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Speake-Marin is proud to announce the arrival of a new collection based upon the iconic timepiece, Spirit. Soberly named “Spirit,” this daring new collection demonstrates Speake-Marin’s will to further explore its own history and DNA. Succeeding its predecessor, the military inspired collection paves the way for new aesthetics and designs taking Speake-Marin into a new era.
A little history Long before founding his own brand in 2002, English master watchmaker, Peter Speake-Marin, acquired a solid foundation in watchmaking in the world of restoration of antique timepieces in Piccadilly, London. One fine day, a considerably worn military wristwatch from the late 30s was to cross Peter’s path. This enchanted encounter between high-class British savoir-faire and pure “form and function” eventually gave birth, a decade later, to the Spirit Pioneer: a subtle blend of true horological values and utilitarian design.
Introducing the Spirit Mk II DLC A raw Spirit Today, Speake-Marin introduces a new addition to the Spirit collection: The Spirit Mk II DLC. Dressed in a magnificent and contrasting matte black coating, the Spirit Mk II DLC’s robes are a contrast to the white enamel, found in other collections, and explores the darker side of Speake-Marin’s DNA. The spirit of adventure that led its creator to its original design, finally appeared in the guise of a time measuring instrument with bold charisma. True to its name, the Spirit Mark II DLC retains the Pioneer’s rousing—and resonant—call to action through the inspirational motto engraved on the case-back: “Fight, Love & Persevere.” A complex three-dimensional dial The Spirit Mark II DLC’s three-dimensional, one-piece dial features refined numerals and hour markers in white Super-LumiNova that contrasts superbly against the light-absorbing matte black finished case. The resulting indications are eminently legible and present a fresh new level of sophistication. The resine dial is as demanding to produce as an enamel dial, involving a cutting-edge technique. The first step is to create a three-dimensional mould of the multilevel dial elements, including hour and minute markers, numerals, railroad chapter ring, Speake-Marin logo and topping-tool motif, as well as the Spirit title. This mould is used to make a negative mould in which lacquer and SuperLumiNova masks are successively applied, ensuring the right materials and colors are in the correct places. When set, the one-piece dial face is removed from the mould and bonded to a traditional dial plate. The powerful TT738 caliber The Spirit Mark 2 DLC retains an exceptional power reserve—five days— thanks to the use of a unidirectional, automatic-winding movement and the addition of a second barrel. New case and bezel The dial of the Spirit Mark 2 DLC is beautifully framed by a hand finished circular grained bezel. This finishing enhances the casual, contemporary style for which the Spirit has become known, as does the slim 42mm sandblasted stainless steel case coated with anthracite DLC. The case-back is solid and slightly domed—a combination that provides considerable strength and protection for the movement within.
Presenting the Spirit Wing Commander
The Spirit Wing Commander features high-visibility big date, power reserve indicator and ‘topping tool’ seconds wheel; three-dimensional dial; and titanium case. The Speake-Marin Spirit inhabits a masculine world inspired by the British military where you can practically smell the heady blend of high-octane aviation fuel and the sweat of nervous anticipation. While dress code can be casual—the Spirit looks just as good with a flight suit as with formal attire—courage is essential. With its highly legible display including big date and power reserve indicator in a high-tech titanium case, the Spirit Wing Commander packs a battle-hardened punch and adds a fresh dimension to the Speake-Marin Spirit collection.
Equipped for the mission: Big date and power reserve The Spirit Wing Commander is armed with a clutch of indications: Central hours and minutes signalled by sculpted Speake-Marin ‘Foundation’ hands handfilled with bright white Super-LumiNova (which glows an atmospheric green in the dark); white lacquered seconds wheel at 9 o’clock in the shape of the SpeakeMarin ‘topping tool’ icon; white lacquered big date at 12 o’clock; and power reserve indicator at 6 o’clock. Instrument panel boasting high-legibility & elegance The Wing Commander’s power reserve indicator arc provides an intuitive ‘fuel gauge’ displaying a bright Super-LumiNova white when completely wound (full), turning black (half-full), then red (running on empty) as the available energy diminishes. The big date requires only the briefest of glances thanks to its generously sized display window. Seconds can be monitored via the circular cutout in the ‘topping tool’ wheel—flush with the dial—as it passes by a vertical Super-LumiNova white line. The latter is set into the surface, as are the SpeakeMarin logo and chapter ring railroad-track, while Roman numerals and hour and minute indicators are in three-dimensional Super-LumiNova, creating a multilevel dial profile. The fresh white Super-LumiNova and white lacquer contrast superbly with the matte black dial to endow the Wing Commander with exceptional legibility. And the highly visible indications are no less elegant: the Roman Numerals, the ‘topping tool’ seconds wheel and the three-dimensionality of the dial all add a touch of refinement, elegantly counterbalancing the Spirit’s casual aura.
Sophisticated dial construction To create the Wing Commander’s dial, a threedimensional mould of the multilevel dial elements was produced to make a negative mould in which lacquer and Super-LumiNova masks were successively applied by hand, ensuring the correct materials and colours were in the right places. When set, the one-piece dial face was removed from the mould and bonded to the dial plate. Robust, reliable and ready for battle When called into action, the Spirit Wing Commander delivers in both performance and attitude. The ultradependable Calibre 1024SPM movement is a real workhorse, the automatic winding rotor and 48-hour power reserve ensuring there’s always enough energy on tap for even the most testing conditions. For added protection, the Speake-Marin signature fluted crown is set slightly into the straight-grained case-band of the polished grade 5 titanium case with screwed lugs. The three-position crown enables manual winding, rapid date change and hacking seconds.
‘Fight, Love & Persevere’ Finally, the Wing Commander would not be a Spirit without Peter Speake-Marin’s rousing call-to-action “Fight, Love & Persevere” engraved on the solid case-back. It isn’t just the Spirit motto—it’s a way of life. The Speake-Marin Spirit Wing Commander is available in titanium.
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