The Tutima releases a new Patria GMT in steel comes on a hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a pin buckle. Details within.
Tutima Patria GMT in steel
Tutima, renowned for its robust instrument pilot and dive watches, has taken a different flight path with its Patria collection. This collection offers elegant timepieces with refined hand-finished, in-house movements made according to Glashütte traditions. The Patria collection welcomes the handsome GMT model with a discreet yet legible second time zone tucked into the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock.
The Case and Dial
The Patria GMT case now comes in stainless steel, with soft curves and signature guards hugging the fluted crown. More practical for everyday wear and significantly less expensive than gold, the case retains its 43mm diameter and height of 11.2mm. Its curved, plunging lugs ensure a snug fit on the wrist. The gleaming steel, 50m water-resistant case is fitted with a domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal over the dial and a see-through sapphire caseback to enjoy the spectacular movement.
The information on the silver-plated dial is kept to a minimum, in keeping with its refined, minimalist character. There is no peripheral minutes track or any inscription indicating its GMT functionality. The beautiful handcrafted lance-shaped gold hands are polished, as are the faceted gold hour markers applied to the dial.
The classic small seconds counter at 6 o’clock still fulfils its mission to track the passing seconds with a gold lance-shaped hand. Slightly recessed and snailed, it is fitted with an additional blued GMT hand to indicate a second time zone. Despite its simplicity, the beauty of this GMT counter is that the blued hand can be set to reflect irregular time zones with 15, 30, and 45 minute offsets thanks to the markings on the black track.
The large (31mm x 4.78mm) manufacture manual-winding movement – calibre 619 – with its classic Glashütte touches, dominates the scenery when the watch is turned over. The pink gold-plated, three-quarter plate is decorated with Glashütte stripes and polished bevels. Held in place by an openworked cock, the balance wheel has four regulating screws, and the hairspring has a Breguet overcoil. Beating at 21,600vph, the power reserve when fully wound is 65 hours.
The Tutima Patria GMT in steel comes on a hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a pin buckle. It retails for EUR 9,300. It represents a classic design with a useful complication and a beautiful movement.