Germany’s Tutima has added a splash of summer color to its sportiest collection, while also upgrading its lightness-to-toughness ratio, with the recently released M2 Seven Seas Titanium. The new model offers two colorways sharing the same overall design, one predominantly yellow, the other in orange, both geared toward warm-weather wear.
Notably, the two watches represent the first updates to the Seven Seas collection since its introduction 2015, and arrive on the heels of a slew of aviation-style watches that Tutima has released this year, including the slate-gray-dial Flieger in the spring and the expansion of the Grand Flieger Airport series in January. With these pieces, the Glashütte-based brand gives some perhaps overdue attention to its signature dive-watch collection, the most significant new element being the case, here made of pearl-blasted titanium and offering an extreme water resistance of 500 meters.
The sturdy titanium case measures a hefty 44 mm in diameter, with hooded hugs, slim crown guards, and a tight-fitting screw-down crown. Poised at the top of the case and also made of solid titanium is a unidirectional ratcheting dive-scale bezel. whose curved indents and traditional teeth assist the wearer’s fingers in gaining traction. The watch is secured to the wrist on either a solid H-link titanium bracelet that evokes retro vibes or an innovative, Kevlar/rubber hybrid strap whose accents match the colors on the dial.
Underneath the antireflective-coated sapphire crystal, we find either a bright yellow-colored or orange-colored dial, its overall configuration straightforward and highly legible. Along the outermost edge, a curved minute ring outlines the face, punctuated at each hour with a black-printed Arabic numeral. Along the inner borders of the ring are large, quadrilateral, lume-filled markers at each hour position, their highly legible style coordinating well with the sword-shaped hour and minute handset. At 3 o’clock, the day and date are displayed in white-on-black type in a pair of small windows; the black accents echo the look of the elongated, pointed seconds hand. As a whole, the dial feels novel but functional — with a combination of features that would easily find themselves at home on a tropical beach.
Turning the watch over, we discover a solid titanium caseback engraved with the emblem of the Seven Seas collection, which obscures the movement, Tutima Caliber 330. The automatic, bi-directionally winding movement is based upon the Swiss-made ETA 2836-2, but has been modified with Tutima’s signature gold seal on its rotor. It is capable of a 38-hour power reserve and beats at 28,800 vph.
The Tutima M2 Seven Seas Titanium will retail for $2,300 on the titanium bracelet, and for $1,900 on the Kevlar and rubber strap. Click on the slides below to see live shots of the yellow-dialed model on the strap.
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