Last year, we were agreeably shocked by another watch from Germany: the Saxon One by Tutima Glashütte . While the brand is better known for its pilot chronographs or the top of the line Patria assortment , it has definitely changed its way of thinking and has jumped into the extravagance sports watch idea with a coordinated case/wristband development. While the main forms were rather hearty, Baselworld 2018 was the event to dispatch a more controlled rendition, which you’ll see here.
The Saxon One is as yet a youthful assortment, which was first dispatched at Baselworld 2017. The debut pieces were fueled by an automatic chronograph movement or an automatic day-date type and both were moderately huge on the wrist – at 43mm and 42mm separately – dimensions that felt standard on paper, yet because of the barrel-molded case, these watches wear bigger than anticipated. Since not every person needs to wear a particularly strong piece, German brand Tutima has chosen to present a more controlled, more exquisite, more exemplary adaptation: the Saxon One M 40mm.
Basically, the plan of this new 40mm rendition of the Tutima Saxon One M hasn’t changed. Aside from the dimensions, we locate the same appealingly planned case. The barrel-molded case is facetted with straight lines and sharp points on each side. With a certain “luxury sports watch” motivation, the incorporated carries, to which the lash is straightforwardly appended, make a ceaseless line between the case and the tie. Diverging from the remainder of the case, which is cleaned, the two drag modules are brushed.
On top is a totally round bezel with a fluted profile – adding a sportier look to the watch and somehow reminiscent of the bezel found on Flieger watches. A larger than usual screw-down crown guarantees water-opposition and ease of utilization. The case is pleasantly executed with its strong assembly and all around completed surfaces. It is complemented by an earthy colored leather lash for a more formal look. A steel arm band, for a more easygoing look (more appropriate for sports exercises), is likewise available.
On the wrist, the 40mm diameter of this case adds comfort and makes this Tutima Saxon One M more flexible – particularly when worn on a leather tie. The case is still moderately massive (once more, this is because of the shape) however remains sufficiently dainty to be worn with a formal shirt. For this new 40mm form, two other updates have been made, the first being the dial. The Saxon One was initially accessible with blue, dark or silver dials. Here, we have a pleasant dim dial with extraordinary differentiation for the cleaned markers and hands.
The second oddity is the utilization of a time-and-date movement, rather than the day-date movements found on past 3-hand adaptations of the Tutima Saxon One – this makes the dial cleaner and feels more adjusted to the smaller diameter. Obvious through the case back is calibre Tutima 330, a modified ETA movement with a particular rotor with a 18k gold seal. Details are exemplary: 38h force save, 4hz recurrence and 25 gems. Nothing extravagant except for a dependable and simple to-work movement.
I consider the new Tutima Saxon One M 40mm to be an improvement compared to the past, bigger variants. The 42mm and 43mm models require a strong wrist while this one is more flexible and will fit most. As continually, completing and execution are exceptionally lovely and the costs of EUR 1,590 on leather and EUR 1,950 on steel wristband feel supported. More subtleties on tutima.com .