Renowned for its robust instrument pilot and dive watches, Tutima’s Patria collection takes a different flight path, offering elegant timepieces with refined hand-finished, in-house movements made according to Glashütte traditions. With its understated good looks, the Patria collection welcomes this handsome GMT model with a discreet yet legible second time zone tucked into the small seconds counter at 6 o’clock.
Although the name of the watch has changed to Patria GMT, there is a similar model in Tutima’s current collection. Powered by the same movement – calibre 619 – and sharing the same specifications but known as Patria Dual Time, the only difference is that the Patria Dual Time comes in a 43mm rose gold case, while the Patria GMT is housed in a stainless steel case.
With its soft curves and signature guards hugging the fluted crown, the Patria GMT case now comes in stainless steel. More practical for everyday wear and significantly less expensive than gold, the case retains its 43mm diameter and height of 11.2mm. It’s not a small watch, but its curved, plunging lugs ensure a snug fit on the wrist. Beautifully polished, 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.
In keeping with its refined, minimalist character, the information on the silver-plated dial is kept to a minimum; 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.
Slightly recessed and snailed, the classic small seconds counter at 6 o’clock still fulfils its mission to track the passing seconds with a gold lance-shaped hand but 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 dimensions of the watch are a plus for lovers of Saxon movements. Turning over the watch reveals the large (31mm x 4.78mm) manufacture manual-winding movement – calibre 619 – with its classic Glashütte touches. Dominating the scenery is the pink gold-plated, three-quarter plate 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.
Availability & Price
The Tutima Patria GMT in steel comes on a hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a pin buckle. It is now part of the permanent Patria collection and retails for EUR 9,300. For more information, please consult tutima.com.