At Baselworld this year, Tutima Glashütte focused on developing its entry-level range with the release of a brand new line inside the fan-favorite M2 family. The M2 Coastline maintains the value proposition that the M2 collection is widely appreciated for and keeps the sober-yet-sporty aesthetic that many have come to love from this German marque.
The Coastline follows in the steps of previous M2 line extensions, such as the Seven Seas, with a direct design descendent in a 1984 Tutima Military Chronograph. A classic three-hander with day-date, the 43 mm watch is constructed from titanium and has a water resistance of 300 m. The dial is graphite gray and has an almost iridescent sheen to it which is a marked difference from previous M2 timepieces that eschewed style in favor of utilitarian function. That doesn’t mean that this watch isn’t distinctly a tool watch in both aestheticism and ability because it undoubtedly is, but the new dial look adds a whole different sort of appeal to it. The antireflective sapphire crystal offers a glare-free view of the white hands and indices, which are also clearly visible at night thanks to a coating of Super-LumiNova. Inside the watch is the Caliber T 330, which also powered the M2 Seven Seas.
Overall this is an attractive and sturdy watch at a very reasonable price point. Sometimes brands introduce line extensions that don’t make too much sense. This isn’t one of those times. Although there isn’t much change technical-wise, the M2 Coastline offers an intriguing new dial texture that helps it stand out while maintaining the same legibility and overall ability as previous editions.
The Tutima M2 Coastline is priced at $1,650 on a leather strap and $1,850 on a linked bracelet.