Tutima is known above all else for its lively and strong device watches , specifically, pilot or aviation-impacted watches controlled by Swiss workhorses… However, the brand likewise offers exquisite gold watches with refined in-house developments inside the Patria collection . At Baselworld 2019, Tutima divulged its first Patria in steel, offered at a substantially more congenial cost. How about we have a nearer look.
A new Saxon Era
The name Tutima gets from the Latin word for ‘safe and secure’. The brand showed up in Glashütte in the last part of the 1920s, when Dr Ernst Kurtz utilized it to case up the best developments of UROFA (Uhren-Rohwerke-Fabrik Glashütte AG) and UFAG (Uhrenfabrik Glashütte AG). Toward the finish of WWII, Dr Kurtz had the option to move toward the West. As of the 1960s, the company was continued by Dieter Delecate. Tutima was settled in Northern West Germany, close to Bremen; yet as the Berlin divider descended, Delecate began to develop an arrangement to bring Tutima home, to Saxony…
In 2008, another production line was given something to do in Glashütte. Soon, the improvement of in-house developments would bring forth brief repeater (2011 – Hommage), to the exquisite Patria collection (2013) and to the dazzling Tempostopp chronograph (2017).
Pure German style
Presented without precedent for steel, the Tutima Patria holds the rich character of the gold model however with a fresher, more contemporary and dynamic feel. Its moderate dial comes in dark blue enamel – an exceptional virus enamel that doesn’t require progressive warming in a furnace like traditional Grand Feu enamel. Its facetted hour markers are combined with adapted spear hands, created in steel and exceptionally cleaned. The little seconds sub-dial is somewhat recessed with a concentric roundabout example and gives added profundity and detail. Its high contrast white graduation offers magnificent legibility.
The cleaned hardened steel case includes soft bends and the Patria signature monitors embracing the fluted crown. At 43mm, it is unquestionably an enormous watch yet it wears less than its measurement at first recommends, on account of its bended, plunging drags. The sapphire precious stone is marginally domed and has an enemy of intelligent covering on the two sides. The water-obstruction is of 5 ATM/50 metres.
Turning the watch over, the exhibition caseback offers an awesome perspective on the hand-wound Tutima Caliber 617, a flawless in-house development. Traditionally delivered in the Glashütte style, this huge, 31.6mm development includes a three-quarter plate and 20 gems, three of which are held into screw-mounted gold chatons. The completing is first class with pink gold plating, pleasant anglage, and Glashütte stripes. The offset wheel is in a bad way with weighted screws and 4 controlling screws. Its hairspring has a Breguet overcoil. Held set up under an openwork cockerel, it ticks at 21,600 vibrations each hour. At the point when completely twisted, the force save is of 65 hours.
The Steel Tutima Patria is worn on a dim blue gator tie, with tone-on-tone sewing, coordinating the shade of the dial. It retails for EUR 4,900 (incl. German VAT), which addresses great incentive for money for an exquisite three-hander fitted with an in-house development of this level and an enamel dial. For more information, kindly visit www.tutima.com .