Tutima adds to their rather beautiful Patria collection with a new model in rose gold and a deep blue dial with their C.617 movement.
Press Release information with commentary in italics.
New: Tutima Patria, now in rose gold with a deep blue dial
The retail price for the new Tutima Patria Ref. 6600-03 is EUR 17,900 inclusive of German VAT.
The Tutima is held in high regard by us since we first experienced it first hand in 2019. Our detailed review of the Tutima Patria tells of our love for the watch. Back then, the watch was released in a stainless steel case, with a blue dial, which Tutima calls Admiral Blue, which is different from the more vibrant, more vivid blue in this new rose gold edition. Perhaps it is the juxtaposition of the blue with the rose gold case, indices and hands which make the dial look more brilliant than the cold enamel of the Admiral Blue. Interestingly, the Tutima release information does not specify the material of the new rose gold’s dial. We wrote them, and are awaiting confirmation if indeed this is the same cold enamel dial.
The movement is the same as the steel version, being the very beautiful caliber 617, which was derived from the amazing Caliber 800 which propelled the Tutima name into the heavens with their Homage Minute Repeater being the first German made minute repeater ever. The Caliber 800 was stripped off its extraneous complication, and what remained had a redesigned and reworked traditional three quarter plate, but with the base train, including the escapement the same.
The 43mm case diameter is quite large for a dress watch, but the SS version works well on our wrists, and though we expect this RG version to be more hefty, it should be as comfortable.
Price wise, the recommended retail now features a rather hefty premium for the rose gold case of more than EUR 12k, which by the goings of recent watches go by, is par for the course. Though, if you ask us, our pick for the Patria would be the stainless steel version with the cold enamel blue dial.
The Patria from Tutima Glashütte combines a deep blue dial and an exquisite manufacture calibre
Blue for reliability and gold for the highest quality: the latest Patria from Tutima Glashütte embodies these virtues not only in its noble colour scheme, but also in every finely finished detail of hand-wound Tutima Calibre 617, which is crafted entirely on the manufactory’s premises in Glashütte.
Protected by a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal and an 18-karat rose gold case, the golden hands and indices contrast harmoniously against the dial’s blue background. The surfaces of the in-house manufactured 18-karat gold hands are polished by hand; the bevel is meticulously ground and given a matte finish. A subdial at the “6” shows the continually passing seconds, while a blue alligator leather strap with a gold pin buckle continues the blue-and-gold colour scheme beyond the luxurious case.
The heart of the Patria is undoubtedly its masterfully crafted Tutima Calibre 617 manufacture movement. This calibre’s traditional origins are revealed at first glance through the sapphire crystal in the back of the case, where connoisseurs will instantly recognize the characteristic Glashütte three- quarter plate with three ruby bearings set in screwed gold chatons. Also typical of Glashütte watchmaking is the sun- burst finish that adorns the Patria’s winding wheels, which have a special ratchet with steel springs polished by hand on a tin plate. In keeping with Tutima’s tradition, the heads of all screws are polished and not blued. The balance oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour and is fitted with a Breguet hairspring, the end curve of which is manually bent in our workshops according to special calcu- lations.
The latest member of the Patria watch family from Tutima Glashütte: a masterpiece of manufacture craftsmanship for many leisurely blue hours.
Consummate elegance: the Patria from Tutima Glashütte with a deep blue dial in a 43-mm rose gold case. Alligator leather strap with 18-karat rose gold pin buckle. Manually wound manufacture Calibre Tutima 617. Twenty jewels, three of which are set in screwed gold chatons. Screw balance with weight screws and four regulating screws in slotted threaded holes. Index-free oscillating system with Breguet hairspring. Skeletonized balance cock. Glashütte three-quarter plate. 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour. Ref. no. 6600-03.