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My visit at German watchmanufacturer Tutima in Glashütte

My visit at German watchmanufacturer Tutima in Glashütte

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Tutima is a German watchmaking company based in Glashütte, Germany, which is considered the hub of German watchmaking and home to several famous German watchmakers including Lange & Soehne.

Tutima has a long tradition dating back to 1926 in Glashütte.  The attorney Ernst Kurtz who ran the companies UROFA (Uhren-Rohwerke-Fabrik AG) and UFAG (Uhrenfabrik AG) created Tutima. The name Tutima is derived from the Latin word “tutus” („safe, protected“).

When I was at the factory, I was received by the current CEO of Tutima who spent the next couple hours showing me around, showing me the watches and talking watches all around.  I ended up shooting a few watches.  The building where I was is the one where the high end pieces are made.  On that very day, a major machine did not work as the computer was hacked.  That is very sad that this happens.

Tutima has 4 collections: Saxon One, M2, Grand Flieger, and Patria.

The above Nato Chronograph from the M2 collection with the characteristic integrated pushers is the choice of the German army pilots.  The watch is pressure resistant up to 15000 meters.  It carries the own  caliber Tutima 521. The movement is protected from magnetic influences by using a nickel-iron alloy.

Tutima is a German brand with a lot of history.  The watches were used during the war by pilots.  There were quite a few ups and downs, the brand moved to Western Germany during the time of the German Democratic Republic, then returned to Glashuette after the fall of the wall.

Tutima has basically two different levels of watchmaking in their current collections.  One are all the tool watches.  The other are highend watches including a minute repeater.  The building where I met with Tutima is where the highend timepieces are made and assembled.

Tempostopp – Return of the famous caliber 59 (Urofa)

This rosegold chronograph has a flyback function.

The movement is based on the UROFA 59.  Take a look.

I have more pictures of different watches and will show them in another blogpost soon.  Hope you enjoyed the impressions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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