Watchtoberfest: 5 Tough German Sports Watches


german_muhle150Bring out the dirndls, lederhosen and giant beer mugs — Germany’s Oktoberfest is underway! We at WatchTime thought it might also be a good time to showcase some robust sports watches from some smaller German watch brands that may have flown under your radar this year. Here are five recently released German sports watches.

Mühle-Glashütte collaborated with the research divers at the University of Rostock to develop the Rasmus 2000. The watch features hands, numbers, and hour markers coated in Super-LumiNova for increased visibility underwater. The Rasmus 2000 (named after Rasmus, the patron saint of sailors) is able to withstand water pressures down to 2,000 meters and has an automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve.

Mühle-Glashütte Rasmus 2000
Mühle-Glashütte Rasmus 2000

Nomos Glashütte’s Ahoi is water-resistant to 200 meters. The watch comes in a 40-mm case with a waterproof black fabric strap. The Ahoi, Nomos’s first divers’-style watch, retails for $3,940.

Nomos Ahoi
Nomos Ahoi

Sinn’s T1 EZM 14 is the latest in its series of Mission timer watches for professional divers. The watch comes in a 45-mm case made entirely of titanium, and can withstand a depth of 1,000 meters. It also has a dehumidifying system that uses a sulfate desiccant capsule and inert gas to keep oxygen and moisture from entering the case.

Sinn T1 EZM 14
Sinn T1 EZM 14

The Tutima M2 comes in a titanium case resistant to shock, moisture, and magnetic influence. The chronograph movement is also surrounded by a combination of soft iron and mu-metal, a magnetically soft nickel-iron alloy that adds further protection from magnetic fields. The hands and hour markers contain a luminescent material.

Tutima M2
Tutima M2

The UTS 4000M Professional Diver, water-resistant to 4,000 meters, comes in a 45-mm case crafted from a single block of stainless steel. The 6-mm-thick sapphire crystal is glued into the case and is also secured by a stainless steel ring with seven hex screws.

UTS 4000M Professional Diver
UTS 4000M Professional Diver

This article was originally published on October 20, 2013 and has been updated.

7 Responses to “Watchtoberfest: 5 Tough German Sports Watches”

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  1. A nice list, but you forgot one of the most interesting brands: Damasko. These are very tough watches in a modern pilot style with a hardened-through case, an antimagnetic inner case and other features. Their well-designed bracelet is a work of engineering art. The higher priced ones have a manufacture movement as well.
    Also very interesting in the line up would be the Stowa Testaf.

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  2. James Burlington

    Thanks for including UTS, it is a fantastic watch. How about a full Watch Test or a face off with Muhle in a future issue?

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  3. Some if not most of the best watches in the world are German. The list is far to short!

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  4. Jack in Arizona

    I like Muhle’s timepieces very much. They are simple yet perfectly designed with purpose. I think one will be in my collection in the near future!

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  5. George Michael. vlassis

    good . watches from tutima nomos.sinn.etc.one.question. what.movements.used on those watches.swiss.eta.or.german.or.in.house.and also . if available in Australia. and where. thsnks
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  6. Debashish

    Thanks for the report Jason, but you mentioned the price of Nomos Glashütte’s Ahoi only.

    Can you please let us know the price of 4 other watches?

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