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Watch-Lust: Muhle Glashutte Marinus III

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Articles | Series | Watch Lust | 08.03.2011

We haven’t talked about Muhle Glashutte on worn&wound yet, but this company is certainly one that Zach and I have admired for quite a while.  They’re watch line features an incredibly high ratio of watch-lust worthy time pieces, each seeming to pair tradition and a unique design perfectly. From the Terranaut II to the 29er Chronograph, there’s just so much to like about the work that Muhle Glashutte is doing today.  The watch in their current line that most has my attention is the Marinus III.  It’s a simple diver with a lot of character, and I want one.

The Marinus III diver features an ETA 2824 25 jewel self-winding mechanical movement with 40 hour power reseve.  The case is brushed stainless steal, and features a 3 mm thick sapphire crystal and open case back.  What I love most about the Marinus III is that its styling perfectly straddles the line between bold design and subdued beauty.  The coloring on both the black and white variations are simple; the brushed stainless steel is smooth and easy on the eyes, and the face is clean and legible.  Meanwhile, the hands are bold, almost exaggerated, with the hour hand featuring a large, lume-filled triangle at the tip, pointing to over sized three, six and twelve markers.  The geared bezel is pronounced by its wide gear teeth and contrasted type coloring, and the offset crown (I love offset crowns) provides a bit of quirkiness to the overall esthetic.

I am not the hugest fan of divers, but as time goes on, and I learn and discover more about the world of watches, pieces like the Marinus III continue to catch my eye.  And while while I’m not quite ready to drop $2,300 on a watch just yet, when that time comes, the Marinus III will certainly be on my list of potential buys.

If you want to check out some nice pictures and a review of the Marinus, head over to this post on Watch Talk forums written by John Holbrook.  And let me know what you think?  What watch do you lust after?

  • John Weiss

    Excellent review! Glad to see that worn&wound has gotten around to Muhle, one of my favorites! I have a Terranaut II, and it’s truly a great watch. It’s an aviator, but the red and yellow accents on the dial separate it from the pack. One look, and the absolutely precise German engineering and craftsmanship are quite apparent. Oh…..not that it matters….it keeps excellent time. I got it from watch buys.com, a great site to do business with.