Take an organization with true legitimacy in “Flieger” pilots watches, create a pleasant, well-proportioned time-and-date watch with simply sufficient classic and army inspiration, give it a strong but easy-to-source computerized motion, add a contact of classy fashion with a gradient inexperienced dial and promote it for an affordable value… and you find yourself with the brand new Tutima Flieger, a cool, cheap, no-nonsense pilots-inspired watch that doesn’t take it too severe!
There are two sides of Tutima. The primary, and the one we admire most right here, at MONOCHROME, issues high-end watches with in-house actions, luxurious dials and circumstances and typical Saxon design. These watches, below the Patria line, are items to think about if you wish to make a step into the world of Glashütte-manufactured watches – particularly the newest mannequin within the assortment, the Blue enamel Patria in Metal.
The opposite aspect of Tutima appears again on the model’s heritage, when the model was crafting pilots and army watches – largely in the course of the 1940s. These chronographs (or not) are identified below the identify “Flieger” and have been the required tools for German pilots. At the moment’s assortment at Tutima nonetheless depends on these sturdy, utlitarian items, with such examples – modernized, extra civilian fashions primarily based on the “Flieger” design.
This 12 months, Saxon model Tutima re-interprets the Flieger idea, with an entry-level, time-and-date watch. So you will get your arms on a cool-looking watch, with sturdy motion, reputable established model for a really respectable value – certainly, accessibility isn’t solely the apanage of micro-brands.
The ida behind this watch was to provide a extra city, much less toolish, much less strict design to the pilots watch – which may easiliy be fairly chilly. Many of the components of a German pilots watch are nonetheless current, nonetheless, mixed with extra modern and extra informal design components.
The case of the brand new Tutima Flieger is reasonnably sized at 41mm in diameter. It’s manufactured from stainless-steel, with polished and satin-finished surfaces, a big (however not outsized) spherical crown, a flat polished bezel and quite compact lugs. The execution is nice and transpire German high quality. A sapphire crystal on the again (not photographed right here, because the watch was nonetheless at prototype stage) offers a view on the motion. Water resistance is ready at 100m, greater than ample for such a watch.
The place Tutima brings originality and modernity is on the dial. accessible in a number of variations, together with black and anthracite variations, essentially the most interesting model is the current inexperienced dial. Inexperienced is kind of a classy color as of late and mixed with a gradient impact (darker on the periphery), this provides the watch a singular persona. Touches of purple on the dial additionally brings a extra playful look. A date window is positioned at 6 o’clock, which may be justified by the modern and informal intentions of this watch, nonetheless we may simply do with out it…
Powering the brand new Tutima Flieger is the automated calibre Tutima 330 (base ETA), with 38-hour energy reserve and 4hz frequency. In brief, a tried-and-tested, simply serviceable motion that can final for years. Contemplating the worth, it’s a high quality choice from Tutima.
The Tutima Flieger Automated Inexperienced Dial is out there on a Three-link, polished and satin-finished bracelet. A inexperienced leather-based strap will also be ordered. Worth is EUR 1,600 on metal bracelet and EUR 1,350 on leather-based strap. A really respectable quality-price ratio. Extra particulars at tutima.com.