By John Galt
Muhle Glashutte have been coursing quite a stir this year with the introduction of many new lines spanning from sporty diver pieces to classic dressier pieces like this piece called Antaria.
Named after one of the brightest stars in the night sky, and marries the piece and star perfectly with its distinctly understated dial free from clutter just with a day date display tastefully inserted at 3pm position.
Two versions are being released opaline silver with polished stainless steel case with applied indices in light silver in keeping with the clean lines.
Other version being my personal favourite featuring an anthracite dial and bi-coloured case with stainless steel and rose gold which really catches your eyes with its red-gold hands and rose gold applique numbers this is a classically minimalist dress watch.
As classic dress watches go the case is on the large size being 42mm but have to say doesn’t wear large and being rather slender at only 11.5mm tall will slide under a shirt cuff with ease, but still allows some weight to it which give you a real sense of robustness to it. Inside the slender case beats the SW220-1 automatic movement with distinctive woodpecker neck regulator, Mühle rotor with a 38h power reserve.
The screwed in lugs curve seductively from the case to meet with a nice plain black leather strap with butterfly clasp to finnish this perfect dress watch off. For more info, please visit muehle-glashuette.de
This is an ideal dress watch for someone like me (large wrists) who find most dress watches to small case size, I personally prefer the mixture of stainless steel and rose gold compared to the all stainless steel version but would have liked to see a slightly different strap set up, a brown or crocodile type strap would work better but that’s my only minus point of this watch.
Technical details Antaria Tag/Datum
MOVEMENT: SW 220-1, automatic with woodpecker neck regulation, own rotor and characteristic surface finishes, quick set mechanism for day and date, stop second, 38-h power reserve.
CASE: Brushed & polished stainless steel with a gold-plated bezel in the anthracite-coloured model (10 Micron). Anti-glare sapphire crystal. Transparent case back. Screw-in crown. W42 H11.5MM Water resistant to 5 bars.
STRAP: Russia leather strap with stainless steel butterfly clasp. Screwed strap attachment bridges.
DIAL: Anthracite with gold-plated numerals and hands/ Opaline silver with bright nickel-plated numerals. Super LumiNova coated hands.
PRICE: EUR1.850 (opaline/ silver) EUR1.990 (anthracite/ red gold)
John Galt – Contributing Editor
John Galt caught the horology bug 4 years ago on his first visit to a London watch show and has snowballed since; John has become an avid writer and blogger of timepieces of all kinds, from everyday timepieces to modern Luxury Haute Horology, his favorite brands being HYT and Greubel Forsey that push the bounders of modern watch making. John keeps a keen interest in the UK watch scene with their many immerging brands and timepiece’s. John Galt currently contributes watch related articles for online publications in the UK and USA. You can follow John on Twitter @johng73 Read his articles here.