This three-hand watch by Mühle-Glashütte is just that, a three-hand watch, but it has something extra: 300 metres water resistance, waterproof to the same degree as diving watches. This makes the ProMare Datum very tough and ready for any outdoor adventures. The hour and minute hands, and the hour indices, are coated in SuperLuminova for visibility at low light levels. The “Datum” in its name is a reference to the date window, which though not the “big date” of Glashütte Original or A. Lange & Söhne, is nonetheless a bit larger than the usual date windows which (for someone of my age) are virtually invisible.
It’s fairly large at 44 mm diameter, 12 mm thick, and it’s very recognizable with a black leather and rubber strap with orange lining and stitching, coordinating with the orange trim on the dial and the second hand. The dial is, in my opinion, very attractive in its simplicity, with the curved Mühle-Glashütte logo, and the triangle at 12 o’clock that recalls the pilot’s watch tradition.
The movement is the self-winding Sellita SW 400, with modifications by Mühle-Glashütte, patented woodpecker neck regulation, a branded oscillating weight and fine surface finish. It has the stop-second function, so that the balance stops running when the crown is pulled out to set the time. Power reserve is 38 hours. The movement can be seen through a sapphire crystal in the steel caseback.
The Mühle-Glashütte ProMare Datum costs €1,990.