The small town of Glashutte in Germany is the epicenter of German watchmaking. The constellation of more than 10 watch brands in a town with around 3000 inhabitants is quite unique in the world, and "Glashutte I/SA" (in Saxony) on the dial is a firm seal of quality.
One of the Glashutte brands carrying this tradition is Tutima. Since 1927 the brand combines an excellent watchmaking tradition with modern innovation, from an affordable price level up to the mind-blowing Minute Repeater. Throughout the years, the focus on clear functionality and quality has earned a unique positioning for the brand.
The new M2 Coastline Chronograph finds itself at the core of Tutima's DNA: a functional, robust and sporty timepiece that always looks ready for action. Dial, case and materials follow the M2 philosophy of reducing things to the essentials. Clear, lineair design of all elements are combined with a good choice of colours.
The new iterations involve a blue dial/blue strap (reference number 6430-06) and a black dial with subtle red minute- and small seconds hands (6430-05), having pure titanium bracelet or a two-component Cordura strap. In both cases fitted in a 43mm satin-brushed titanium case.
The youngest member of the M2 family is powered by an automatic Tutima Caliber 310, having an 48-hour power reserve, date display, hour-, minute- and small second-hand. The chronograph push buttons are ergonomically integrated in the case, which is very appealing to me personally. A nice detail: the titanium push buttons can be coated in black PVD with a non-slip surface. Not only very functional but also a cool looking feature.
The Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph is priced at $ 3,300 (blue dial leather strap) and $ 3,600 (titanium bracelet), making it an excellent choice for the watchfan looking for a no-nonsense sporty and good-looking watch.