When enthusiastic about Tutima, a quite “instrumental” picture seems in your thoughts of the basic German pilot’s watch or of contemporary, rugged journey watches – or perhaps a robust diving chronograph, just like the one we took underwater right here. But, there’s extra to Tutima than simply these watches. In reality, there are some fairly spectacular fashions with true “German Faculty of Watchmaking” credentials, a group of good-looking watches referred to as the Patria. Accessible with a chronograph motion, an influence reserve indication or a basic small seconds, all powered by manufacture engines, the small seconds comes again this yr in an expensive and good-looking color mixture with the brand new blue & gold Tutima Patria Small Second.
First launched in gold with a white dial adorned with Arabic numerals – a really “Glashütte” type – the Tutima Patria Small Second was fairly a shock. Clearly, you may anticipate this sort of watch from the massive manufacturers within the area, however with its typical pilot’s or diver’s orientation, this wasn’t the watch we anticipated from Tutima. But, the end result was spectacular, with a sublime design and a fantastic motion. This watch later got here in a extra accessible, extra restrained, barely modernised model with a metal case and a chilly blue enamel dial. Once more, a really nice shock.
And now, there’s a brand new, luxurious version to enrich the gathering. Nonetheless counting on the basic specs of the mannequin, the brand new Tutima Patria Small Second sees its 43mm case now made from 18k rose gold with a completely polished floor. Certainly, we might have most well-liked a barely smaller case, however as we’ve skilled with the metal model, the proportions are nonetheless managed with quick lugs. The case retains its lateral guards, giving it a bit extra character, and is framed by sapphire crystals and provides 50m water-resistance.
This new gold Tutima Patria, nevertheless, sticks to the elegant, glossy blue dial of the metal model. The shiny floor, which is a pleasure to take a look at, is obtained by a chilly enamel course of and is fitted with strong gold fingers and utilized markers. The seconds sub-counter is massive and makes for a really balanced show. Altogether, it’s glossy and minimalist and really Germanic certainly – however with heat.
The pièce de résistance is the manufacture motion, a typical Glashütte-like hand-wound calibre. Instantly recognisable as a motion from the Saxon area, this huge 31.6mm motion incorporates a three-quarter plate and 20 jewels, three of that are held by screw-mounted gold chatons. The ending is engaging, with pink gold plating, anglage and Glashütte stripes. The stability wheel is screwed with weighted screws and 4 regulating screws. Its hairspring has a Breguet overcoil. Held in place beneath an openwork cock, it ticks at 21,600 vibrations per hour. When absolutely wound, the facility reserve is of 65 hours.
The brand new Tutima Patria Small Second Blue & Gold is worn on an identical blue alligator strap and is obtainable beneath the reference 6600-03. The value is roughly EUR 21,700. For extra particulars, please go to tutima.com.