Tutima was founded in 1927. The company has always been known for making quality timepieces, especially pilot’s watches. Originally, the company was located in the German watchmaking enclave of Glashütte. However, near the end of World War II, the company’s founder, Dr. Ernst Kurtz, chose to relocate the firm to Bavaria. Later, in 1951, Tutima relocated again, this time to Ganderkesee, near Bremen.
After the reunification of Germany in 1990, Dieter Delecate, the company’s present-day owner, took the bold decision to, once again, relocate Tutima, this time to its spiritual home, Glashütte. Today, the company operates from a modern production facility where both automation and hand craftsmanship are employed in order to make fine German watches.
The brand continues to be known for pilot’s watches and its legendary NATO chronograph. This latter timepiece was developed in 1984 and remains the official service watch of the German army’s pilots.
While Tutima makes highly functional watches, it also makes elegant watches such as the Patria collection. Beyond the beguiling beauty of the Patria Admiral Blue is a movement rich in detail. The gold-plated movement includes a Glashütte three-quarter plate and 3 gold chatons, upholding fine watchmaking traditions. The fitment of a variable-inertia balance proffers superior precision and the Breguet overcoil enhances isochronism. The hand-wound movement is refined to the highest order, showcasing the watchmaking expertise of this luxury marque.