A tribute to the Glasshütte tradition – Hands-on with the Tutima Patria and its beautiful in-house 617 caliber (specs and pricing)

A tribute to the Glasshütte tradition – Hands-on with the Tutima Patria and its beautiful in-house 617 caliber (specs and pricing)

Tutima has a long and esteemed history; the starting points of the brand go as far back as the 1920s and 1930s in Glasshütte, when Tutima was the quality name of the UROFA-UFAG gathering. After the fall of the Berlin divider, a few watchmakers took a gander at restoring the Saxon watchmaking custom and the ‘made in Germany’ brand name, explicitly in Glasshütte. Among them was Dieter Delecate, proprietor and CEO of Tutima, at that point headquarted in the north of Germany, close to Bremen.

Although the brand is most popular for its ‘lively’ and ‘dynamic assistance’ assortments, controlled by altered Swiss workhorses, for example, the Valjoux 7750, Delecate consistently needed to bring Tutima home. This was started during the 2000s, and in 2011 the new Tutima Manufacture in Glasshütte was introduced. On this event, the outstanding Tutima Glashütte Hommage Minute Repeater, created and fabricated in-house, was introduced. The watch we are checking on today, the Patria, is a pink gold dress watch fueled by a handwound development (the type 617) that was the base for the Hommage minute repeater which was introduced in 2013. The Tempostopp , an in-house segment wheel chronograph was introduced for the current year to commend the 90th commemoration of the brand, and its development is basically drop dead gorgeous.

The Tutima Patria is an exquisite dress watch which comes in two distinct forms: the Patria Small Seconds, a three-hander with a little seconds at 6, and the Patria Dual Time including a coaxial GMT hand inside the auxiliary seconds dial. Each model is given an opalin silver dial with either Arabic numerals or applied markers, combined with fine gold hands. The moderate, profoundly decipherable dial has wonderful offset with a recessed focus and a guilloche design for the little seconds subdial.

The handwound Tutima type 617 is a huge (31.6 mm) development completed to the eager guidelines of customary Saxon watchmaking. The principal thing to grab your attention is the three-quarter plate, gold-plated and enriched with striking even stripes. The wrench and crown wheels highlight a sunburst finish. The lovely snap is a decent touch. Three gems are held into gold chatons and the screw heads are finely polished.

The development is balanced with an openwork cockerel and a variable idleness offset with gold screws and a Breguet hairspring. The type 617 runs at 21’600 vibrations each hour and conveys a solid 65-hour power reserve.

The 43 mm round case is molded out of pink gold and highlights a marginally domed sapphire precious stone with twofold sided against intelligent covering. The crown-watch loans it a particular character. The transparent case back offers an awesome perspective on the development. On the wrist, the Patria is just staggering, also entirely comfortable, and a hand-sewn crocodile tie got by a gold pin clasp sets the last touch.

Tutima isn’t encircled by the air of the absolute most lofty Glasshütte brands. In any case, the more I investigate the brand, its set of experiences and items, the more I discover Tutima intriguing. At 13’800 euros, the Patria is certainly not modest, but rather this attractive watch appears to be actually reasonably estimated for what it needs to offer.

For more data, visit www.tutima.com


Technical particulars – Tutima Patria little seconds

  • Case: 43 mm x 11.2 mm – pink gold case – vault sapphire precious stone with against intelligent covering – sapphire case back – water impervious to 50m.
  • Movement: type T617 – manual winding – 31.6 mm x 4.78 mm – 65h force hold – 21’600 vibrations/h – 20 gems – hours, minutes, little seconds.
  • Strap: gator cowhide with pin buckle.
  • Price: EUR 13,800

Same determinations for the Patria Dual Time with the expansion of a second timezone (12 hours). Type T619. Reference: 6601-01 & 6601-02. Retail value: EUR 14’900.