Situated between the British Isles and the Northern Europe, the North Sea is a significant shipping route, but a dangerous one due to the unforgiving coastlines and rugged climate — including the biggest wave ever recorded, a 25.6m behemoth measured in 1995. The North Sea contains all of the ingredients needed to cook the best recipe for shipwrecks and nautical disasters. When the worst always occurs, the German Maritime Search and Rescue Association (DGzRS), using a fleet of 60 SAR cruisers and ships, is called to the scene. And strapped to their wrists throughout installation on these life-saving assignments is the Mühle Glashütte Replica S.A.R. Rescue-Timer. Developed in collaboration with all the DGzRS, the S.A.R. Rescue-Timer is purpose-built to defy the unique rigors of rescues at sea.
The S.A.R. Rescue-Timer features a 42mm stainless steel case with gentle edges and rounded lines, a rubber bezel, elongated hooded lugs, and a 4 o’clock crown. The rationale behind these design decisions is completely functional: Security is the top priority through search and rescue operations, and the purpose is to minimize any possibility of harm. The outcome is a case that’s different and unmistakable. Adding to the robustness of the Swiss Replica Watches is a 4mm-thick sapphire crystal which contributes to the overbuilt 1000m water-resistance. Nevertheless, this timepiece comes at a comparatively svelte 13.5millimeter height, which makes it readily wearable every day.