Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tutima M2 Chronograph

German watchmaker Tutima unveils a brand new chronograph model that follows the footsteps of the successful Tutima NATO chronograph, the official service watch of German army pilots. With this new version, introduced at Baselworld 2015, the watch manufacturer from Glashütte even outperforms its tried-and-tested principles of highest functionality.
The M2’s chronograph movement differentiates itself in its large sweep minute counter. The modified dial train as known from the Military is a protected, proprietary Tutima development and guarantees optimal legibility for the counted minutes.
In-house Caliber Tutima 521 is based on an ETA Valjoux 7750 and given its finishing touches at the brand’s Glashütte manufacture. It is securely housed in a solid case made of pure titanium outfitted with an additional inner core made of mu-metal, a magnetically soft nickel-iron alloy that doesn’t allow the effects of magnetic fields to even reach as far as the movement. It is topped off with a strong sapphire crystal that is anti-reflective on both sides.
The hands displaying both, the time and the chronograph functions, as well as the hour markers, are coated with Super-LumiNova for legibility even during darkest conditions. A striking distinguishing feature of the Pioneer model variation is the easily gripped rotating bezel with 14 luminous capsules, which make the set timing intervals clear and easy to read even if it is fully dark.
The M2 is a timepiece that always provides more functionality than expected. This is proven by a closer look at the version that comes on a titanium bracelet: the model is delivered in a box that contains an additional, ultra-robust Kevlar strap as well as a set of tools for changing the bands.
With this new highlight in the Glashütte collection, which made its debut last year at Baselworld, Tutima offers a reliable companion for strong personalities.

Technical details
Model: Tutima M2/M2 Pioneer
Reference number 6450-/6451

Automatic chronograph Caliber Tutima 521
Diameter: 30 mm
Height 7.90 mm
25 jewels
28,800 vph (4 Hertz)
Power reserve when fully wound: 44 hours
Rotor antique grey with 18-karat gold seal
Polished screws

Date display
Hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
Chronograph 60 second counter, 60 minute and 12-hour totalizer
Sweep second and minute counters
Permanent 24-hour display

Pearl-blasted solid pure titanium
Magnetic field protection
Water-resistant 30 atm
Integrated, large chronograph buttons with neoprene inlay
Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides
Screw-in crown. Screw-down case back
Diameter 46 mm
Height 15.5 mm
Pioneer model: Diameter 46.5 mm. Height 16 mm; Bi directionally rotating bezel with minute scale and 14 luminescent capsules

Kevlar strap with pure titanium folding clasp or solid pure titanium bracelet with folding clasp

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