Tutima M2 Coastline
The Tutima M2 Coastline upholds the German brand’s reputation for making pilots’ watches, a path it first embarked upon in 1941. Today’s watches remains legible and robust but with an appearance that makes them perfectly suited for civilian life and, most importantly, daily wear.
Founded in 1927, Tutima has always been known for making highly practical, quality timepieces. Some of the brand’s earliest models were quite dressy, for example, the rectangular Calibre 58. This art deco timepiece was a paragon of sophistication with crisp Arabic numerals denoting the hours, a small seconds display and a dial framed with a chemin de fer.
However, the release of the ‘Two-Button Pilot’s Chronograph’ in 1941, set the firm on a course that led to its enviable reputation for legibility and robustness. Indeed, the Tutima Military Chronograph ref. 798 was voted the official pilot’s watch of NATO in 1984.
Subsequently, the brand released the M2 chronograph, a new model that bore a close resemblance to the aforementioned ref. 798, albeit lacking the day indication. But, the M2 chronograph looked more contemporary and its dial seemed more cohesive.
The new Tutima M2 Coastline wholeheartedly embraces the aviation theme and upholds the firm’s reputation for robustness, while appearing slightly less utilitarian. Housed in a 43mm case, the generous scale of the watch affords greater room for the indications to breathe. Made from highly-resistant titanium, the case is light and hypoallergenic.
Prospective purchasers can pair their M2 Coastline with a pure titanium bracelet or a strap in leather, rubber/leather or rubber/Cordura.
The brand’s press release
Functional reinforcement for the M2 Coastline: Tutima adds a new model with a chronograph calibre to its series of sportily robust wristwatches.
The new model reflects this Glashütte-based watch manufacturer’s enthusiasm for self-consistent styling free from angular corners and sharp edges – as known from its legendary predecessor NATO chronograph. The chronograph’s large push buttons are ergonomically integrated into the rounded contours of the case, which has been pressure tested to 20 atm. As typical M2, the case is made of satin-brushed pure, ultra-light and highly resistant titanium with a screwed back, which is decorated with a wind rose. The titanium push buttons are additionally black PVD coated and finished with a non-slip surface for a perfect grip.
Herewith harmoniously conforms the two-component strap made of water-resistant rubber with a robust Cordura® inlay, alternatively with a leather inlay matching the blue dial.
The dial continues the M2 philosophy of reduction to the essentials. Perfect legibility is achieved by the clear arrangement and linear design of all elements – from the counters for the stopwatch mechanism to the Super-LumiNova coated hands and indexes. An anti-reflective sapphire crystal above the dial minimizes glaring reflections.
This youngest member of the M2 family is powered by automatic Tutima Caliber 310 with 48-hour power reserve, date display, hour-, minute- and small second-hand. The chronograph tallies up to 60 elapsed seconds, 30 elapsed minutes and 12 elapsed hours, clear visibility grants a sweep second hand.
Available with pure titanium bracelet, optionally with a strap of either leather, rubber/leather or rubber/Cordura®.