Today, we’re going to take a look at yet another brand I had not heard of before – Tutima. Â (As an aside? Â I hope I never stop discovering brands, always interesting to poke around their sites). Â Â Now, this is no new upstart – they’ve been around since 1927, when they sprung into existence inÂ GlashÃ¼tte, Germany. While they’ve moved around over the years, they do now find themselves back in the town where they started, continuing the story. Â Now – on to the watch!
Today’s watch is Tutima’s Â Grand Classic Black (Ref 628-13). Â What drew me to this watch was that red dial. Â Normally, I wouldn’t think that would call out to me, but somehow, it doesn’t seem glaring.
Under that dial you have an ETA 2836-2 performing the timing and date keeping duties, and that also allows the watch to feature a sweeping seconds hand.
The 43.5mm case protecting the movement is made of hardened stainless steel, which is then PVD coated for additional protection; that same treatment extends to the buckle and the screw down crown. Â All together, this combines to make a watch that’s rated for water resistance to 100m.
On top of that case you have a rotating bezel. Â Not something you’re used to seeing with a coin-edge bezel like this, but it does explain the red mark (shown at the 12 o’clock position at the top of this post). Â While I personally don’t generally care for the looks of the coin-edge bezel, here, the PVD keeps it from being a distraction.
And finally, we have a domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the underside, and another sapphire crystal on the case back. Â All of this is held on your wrist with a leather strap that features red stitching.
How much with this very A-Team watch set you back ? Â That’s a little unclear, but as best as I can tell, it should be around $1,900. Â Pricey, yes, but it is a striking watch.