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