Founded in Glashütte in 1927 by Dr. Ernst Kurtz, Tutima is a brand strong in tradition and quality. Deriving from the latin term “tutus”, which means safe or protected, Tutima lives up to the name in making durable and precise timepieces. Today, we are featuring one of their most popular series, the DI300. To be more specific, the Tutima DI 300 Black 629-51.
In 2005, Tutima partnered and became the official timekeeper at the Kieler Woche Regattas, which helped launch the Tutima DI 300. Made to withstand all the rigors of the water sport, the DI 300 was a tremendous success and proved to be a high quality (and durable) timepiece. Throughout the years we have seen different variations of this model, but one of the newest releases, is the PVD coated 629-51.
The Tutima DI 300 Black 629-51 is a PVD coated pure titanium case the is 43.5mm wide and and sits 12.5mm high. The case design is very nicely done, with a nice rounded feel to it, but still a unique enough shape to make it stand out. The bezel is what really makes this piece “pop”. It’s 60 min unidirectional bezel is mostly black with white numerals, but the 60 to 15 is a pure white, which to me gives the piece a different feel than other all black watches.
The dial is simple and very legible. The luminescent stick indexes and hands contribute to it’s legibility on the contrasting black dial. The chapter ring also has arabic numerals that sit right above the index, while you may think this would clutter up the dial, using them on the chapter ring keeps it clean and prevents the cluttered look. Another great addition to the character of this piece, is it’s bright orange second hand.
The Tutima DI 300 Black 629-51 is water resistant to 300m and has a screw down crown. It also has sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on the inside. The cut to size rubber strap is also very nice and has a titanium deployment clasp with a security buckle and integrated divers extension. The movement is an ETA 2836-2 with day/date feature, which Tutima assembles and decorates in Germany.
The retail on the DI 300 Black is $1,850, which is very reasonable for the quality. As always, if you have any questions regarding this or any Tutima, please feel free to call us at 1-800-486-3996.
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