Tutima was based in 1927 by Dr Ernst Kurtz, the director of Uhren-Rohwerke-Fabrik (UROFA) and the Uhrenfabrik Glashütte AG (UFAG). His greatest actions acquired the title “Tutima”, derived from the Latin phrase for “protected, safe.” Within the late 1930s, the Saxon model acquired a fee for its first pilot’s chronograph – one thing that will turn into one of many model’s specialities. For Baselworld 2019, Tutima continues its lengthy custom of aviation-influenced designs and introduces the brand new Tutima Flieger, a flexible, dynamic and trendy three-hander at an entry-level worth.
As you’d anticipate from a pilot’s watch, the dial encompasses a utilitarian format offering sharp legibility. It’s framed with baton hour markers and Arabic numerals paired with lozenge-shaped arms. The signature triangular index to find the 12 o’clock indication is current together with the generously lumed dial and arms to assist customers learn the time in any gentle circumstances. Completely different dial choices can be found, together with a “evening inexperienced” gradient dial together with black or anthracite dials. The purple or orange numerals to point the minutes carry a sporty contact.
Measuring 41mm in diameter, the dynamic spherical metal case is easy, traditional and properly designed. It options brief lugs and a stable sloping bezel framing a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective remedy. The big, easy-to-operate screw-down crown is engraved with the Tutima emblem. The caseback is screwed and the water-resistance is of 100m/10 ATM.
Turning the watch over, the exhibition caseback reveals the computerized calibre Tutima 330 motion (based mostly on the practical and dependable ETA 2836). It shows the hours, minutes and seconds centrally. The date is indicated at 6 o’clock. Working at 28,800 vibrations per hour or 4Hz, it delivers 38 hours of energy reserve. The regulator options an eccentric screw for nice adjustment. The rotor is emblazoned with a Tutima “T” gold seal.
The brand new Tutima Flieger has a sexy old-school look coupled with a dose of modernity. It’s accomplished both with a traditional calfskin leather-based strap with white stitching or with a metal bracelet with a elegant central hyperlink. Value for this reasonably priced all-rounder is ready at EUR 1,350 on a leather-based strap and EUR 1,600 on a metal bracelet. For extra info, please go to www.tutima.com.