Tutima Grand Classic Black Watches
The watches represent the firm classic aviation styling that Tutima is best known for. This comes from the fact that they actually made watches like this in the early 20th century. So while materials and sizes have been modernized, the look of a classic Tutima pilot watch looks remarkably similar to their modern timepieces. Both the watches are 43mm wide and fit beautifully on the wrist. I highly recommend going with the bead-style link metal bracelet which is luscious to the touch and remarkable well fitting on the wrist. Each watch is also available on a black leather pilot style strap.
Each version has a Tutima style coined-edge rotating bezel and hands right out of 1920 - though they look great and are lume covered. The dials have perfect contrast due to the sharp black and white tones - making them very easy to read, and very bold at the same time. The domed crystals are sapphire and AR coated. The Grand Classic Chronograph has a modified Swiss ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movement - with the subsidiary seconds indicator (for the time) removed for a more attractive dial. If you want to measure the seconds, simply use the chronograph. The more simple Grand Classic has a Swiss ETA 2836 automatic movement with a day and date indicator (thankfully with matching black calendar discs). Price for the Grand Classic Chronograph Black is $4,100 and the Grand Classic Black is $1,700. Click on the "READ MORE" link below for a couple of more images. Truly gorgeous watches fitting the proud Tutima name.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.