Kampfschwimmer

They are the German Navy's oldest and most highly-trained special unit: the "Kampfschwimmer" (frogmen, like the Navy Seals a special unit of the German Navy). But although their name would not seem to suggest it – this Navy unit does not operate exclusively at sea. It is in fact trained for triphibian deployment, i.e. missions at sea, on land and by air.

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Measuring time is an important tactical factor for the frogmen – whether it involves reaching their mission destination or checking how long a diver is underwater. With its "Kampfschwimmer" model, Mühle is unveiling a timepiece that was specially developed for the elite unit of the same name.

A unique feature is the three-minute scale on its bezel. This unusual time increment is of great significance to the frogmen: as they are trained to cover various distances during a dive in exactly three minutes. In fact, during their three-year training, frogmen spend an entire three months performing daily dives, in order to swim a certain distance at exactly the right pace. During a dive, the new "Kampfschwimmer" watch is attached to a special compass board. With the watch and a compass, the soldiers can find their way perfectly under water.

 

Movement: SW 200-1, automatic; Mühle version with woodpecker neck regulation, own rotor and characteristic surface finishes. Stop-second. Fast date correction. 38-hr power reserve.

Case: Stainless steel with unidirectional bezel. 2.5 mm thick, domed and anti-glare sapphire crystal. Screw-in crown. Water-resistant to 30 bars.

Dimensions: Ø 44.0 mm; H 15.1 mm.

Strap: Synthetic strap with a stainless steel pin buckle. Screwed strap attachment bridges.

Dial: Hands and indices coated in Super LumiNova.

Face colour: Blue.



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