Monday, October 28, 2013

How things change....

One of the things I like to do time to time (but not enough) is to visit and check out the brands website and see what is new and what is happening with the brand. One of the brands that I have not checked out for some time now is Tutima. Oh how things have changed. 

I know that Tutima have moved or return to Glashutte and is now a manufacture in Glashutte and can carry the famed Glashutte/SA on their dial. This came about with the introduction of the Hommage Minute Repeater. There is one word I can use to describe the watch, amazing. 

The Hommage Minute Repeater.

Photographs: Tutima

I expected changes to Tutima with them returning to Glashutte, but .....

Gone are the watches that I like, the military collection. The Military Chronograph. It has been replaced by the M2 collection. Indeed very different. Larger, bolder yet more modern. The NATO Chronograph have grown up. There are now 3 watches in the collection.

The Chronograph 6451-02.

The Pioneer 6450-01.

The Pioneer 6450-02.

Photographs: Tutima

The new watches are larger at 46.5mm, thicker at 15.85mm and have a better water resistant rating at 30 ATM as opposed to the 20 ATM of old. The chrono pushers are now rubber lined and the watch now offers anti-magnetic protection. Cool....

Oh yes... a new case back featuring a silhouette of an aerobatic double-decker plane.

For more information:

Looks like my old NATO Chronograph is now defunct.... :(

The old, boring case back. 

And the Lemania 5100? It has been replaced by the Tutima Caliber 321. There is not much information on the new caliber except it is an automatic movement that has an antique gray coating. According to Tutima, the Caliber 321 that ticks within the M2 ..

'reconstruction of the dial train creating an easily legible sweep minute counter - as has been the case with previous generation for decades - is a proprietary Tutima development. Additionally, the arrangement leaves room for the 24-hour display as with the Lemania 5100...'

It looks like the same as the old watch, but minus the date complication. So finally, the Lemania 5100 is no more. Good bye Lemania 5100.....

The Lemania 5100 inside old faithful...

A closer view of the Lemania 5100.

The Tutima signed rotor.

A robust and reliable 17 jewels automatic movement. 

The movement signed 5100.

Good bye good friend...

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