Tutima Basel 2013

With Tutima’s return to Glashutte, came a full line of new products.  As a matter of fact, the entire brand has completely changed, but its line up still kept to its traditional design elements.  With totally new movements and designs, Tutima had some of the most exciting introductions at Basel World 2013.

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic 6102-01

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic 6102-01

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic 6102-01

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic 6102-01

The closest in look to the previous line up (the Grand Classic) is the Tutima Grand Flieger Classic.  In the standard 3 hand auto variation, Tutima uses their new caliber 330. You will notice that all of the new Tutima movements are coated in an antique gray, giving a unique vintage look.  The case remained 43mm as in the Grand Classic, but some great modifications have been made internally. Continue reading

Glycine Basel 2013

Glycine has really revamped their line up this year with whole new series, movements and even some changes to existing models.  One of the highlights of the series is the newly introduced Airman 7.

New Glycine Airman 7 2013

New Glycine Airman 7 2013

Instead of using 3 movements to have 4 timezones, Glycine has introduced a new heavily modified movement that is capable of having centralized time with a big date, and  2 subdials for additional timezones.  The new movement is ETA based, with a unique display of time for world travelers. Not only is this new movement convient, but also less expensive compared to the earlier series of Airman 7’s (estimated in the $3-4,000 range).  The design of the dial is completely new as well with 3 colors (black, blue and green) all on leather straps. Continue reading