The German region of Glashütte can genuinely take the fight with Switzerland in regards to watchmaking capabilities. And that’s not only when it comes to high-end watches that is, but also on a more entry-level price point. Although the offer from Germany’s southern neighbors is far greater, brands like Tutima show Glashütte watchmaking is not to be taken likely. There’s genuine heritage there, equally so with Tutima. This is the Tutima M2 Seven Seas S, the brand’s very capable dive watch, in stainless steel and new colors.
The M2 is available as a time-and-date (the M2 Coastline), a dive watch (the Seven Seas) and lastly a chronograph (the M2 Chronograph and M2 Pioneer). The M2 Seven Seas is the dedicated diving watch in the collection, existing alongside the M2 Pioneer Chronograph dive watch which we recently took on a proper field test. The M2 Seven Seas usually has a titanium case and a day-and-date movement but this S-designated version is a more sporty take on that concept.
The stainless steel case has a unidirectional bezel in the same material, with alternating brushed and polished surfaces. The 44mm diameter, along with the 13mm height, make the M2 Seven Seas S a pretty sizeable watch. Due to the shaped construction of the case, it will very likely wear smaller than the dimensions seem to indicate. The bezel is has a circular brushing on top with a black diving scale. The caseback is solid, featuring an embossed image of a sailing vessel.
For the dial, Tutima introduces two new colors, both with a dégradé effect. There’s either a distinct vibrant yellow tone, darkening towards green and eventually black towards the edge. The other option is a green dial, very much in line with the biggest trend in watchmaking at the moment. This too darkens at the edge, giving the dial a sense of depth.
The large, polished steel hour markers feature a touch of luminous material. The centrally mounted sword-shaped hour and minute hands are of a good size, adding to the legibility of the watch, an important feature in divers of course. The sweeping lollipop hand is lacquered in red. Instead of the aforementioned day and date display for the M2 Seven Seas, the M2 Seven Seas S (an important S!) only has a date window, positioned at the bottom of the dial.
Tutima has fitted the M2 Seven Seas S with Caliber Tutima 330, which is an ETA 2824 at heart. This reliable workhorse movement is virtually bulletproof and easily serviced. It runs at a frequency of 28,800vph and has 38 hours of power reserve. The Tutima M2 Seven Seas S comes on one of two straps. The first is a rubber and impregnated green leather strap, with yellow stitching and the second is an H-linked stainless steel bracelet. Prices for the new M2 Seven Seas S are set on EUR 1,650 for the leather strap and EUR 1,830 for the steel bracelet.
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Technical specifications – TUTIMA M2 SEVEN SEAS S
Case: 44mm diameter x 13mm height – shaped stainless steel case – unidirectional rotatable bezel in stainless steel – solid caseback embossed with sailing vessel – 3mm thick sapphire crystal – 500m water resistance
Dial: yellow or green gradient dials – sword-shaped steel hand with luminous material – red-lacquered lollipop seconds hand – large applied steel hour markers with luminous material – date window at 6 o’clock
Movement: Caliber Tutima 330 (ETA 2824 base) – automatic winding – 25 jewels – 28,800vph (4Hz frequency) – 38h power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, date
Strap: rubber and impregnated green leather strap with yellow stitching and
folding buckle – stainless steel H-link bracelet with folding buckle
Reference: Yellow dial: 6155-09
Green dial: 6155-05
Price: EUR 1,650 on leather – EUR 1,830 on steel bracelet