Pilot’s Watches from Tutima Then and Now

Tutima Fliegerchronograph, Tutima Military Chronograph, Tutima Grand Flyer At A Glance

Tutima is inextricably linked to aviation and aviation. From the one-time quality assurance for safety, Tutima established a watch brand which, with responsibility and passion, made every flight time experienceable and, above all, measurable.

Two companies were founded in Glashütte in 1927 – Glashütte AG (UFAG) and Glashütte AG (UROFA). Both led Dr. Ernst Kurtz, a lawyer who early recognized that the watch belongs to the future. The best models were given the title “Tutima” – derived from the Latin word “tutus” for “safe”. A watch brand was born. Tutima watches gained a good reputation in terms of durability, user friendliness and precision. The flight chronographs of the 1940s became legendary. After the war, Dr. Kurtz first in Unterfranken, then in the Lower Saxony Ganderkesee the ideals of Glashütter watchmaking. In the 1960s, Dieter Delecate, a former assistant from Tutima, took over the fate of the brand, which remained faithful to the mechanics even in times when the quartz clock gained the upper hand.

Tutima’s Official Pilot’s Chronograph Of The Bundeswehr

The officially developed Fliegerchronograph of the Bundeswehr, reference 798, developed into the specialty. According to 3Rjewelry.com,  the watch was also found in the civilian area, and led to the successful reissue of the Fliegerchronograph from the 1940s. The Military Chronograph reference 798, on the other hand, is still the official pilot watch of the German Army and NATO. In the meantime the further developed M2 continues the success story.

Worked in the model of 1984 still the Swiss Lemania caliber 5100, is inserted into the M2 the Tutima movement 521, based on an Eta-Valjoux 7750, with a Minutzählzeiger from the middle. It is surrounded by a 30 bar pressure-tested Reintitan housing with strong sapphire glass, anti-reflective coated on both sides, and an additional soft-cover which protects against magnetism. Integrated large-area pushers are provided with profiled neoprene inserts. The model variant Pioneer also has a handy rotating bezel with 14 light capsules so that set time intervals can be clearly seen even in the dark.

New Edition Of A Tutima Flyer From The 1940s

Grand Flieger is the new edition of the Tutima-Fliegerchronograph from the 1940s, the first German chronograph with “flyback” and “addition time measurement”. At first glance it has not changed much in more than 75 years. However, Tutima’s current pilot’s clock is 43 mm in diameter and is equipped with chronometer-certified automatic units that can be admired through glass floors. In addition to the Grandflieger Classic in the vintage look, there is also the modern model variant Airport.

Tutima pilot watches tick the wrists of the best pilots in the world, such as Sean D. Tucker, a US aerobatic legend and celebrated member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame. The American has more than 24,000 flying hours. He inspired more than 80 million fans in more than 425 airshows. In 2006 Tutima together with Sean D. Tucker founded the Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety, one of the world’s leading schools of precision flight training, in California. It offers pilots the opportunity to train with the best flight instructors in America in a unique training environment with their own Aerobatics Box, an airspace reserved for their flights.

As the main sponsor of the German aerospace national teams at the German Aeroclub and as a global partner in aviation, Tutima is committed to perfecting aviation skills and increasing the safety level. The equipment of every responsible pilot also includes a reliable timepiece.

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Tutima Fliegerchronograph

Tutima Fliegerchronograph

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Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic

Tutima Grand Flieger Classic Automatic

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Nato Pilot Chronograph 798-03ref

Nato Pilot Chronograph 798-03ref

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Pilot Fx Day-Date Polished 630-25ref

Pilot Fx Day-Date Polished 630-25ref

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Military Issue Lemania 5100 Pilot Automatic Chronograph …

Military Issue Lemania 5100 Pilot Automatic Chronograph ...

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Pilot Fx Day-Date 60 Min Bezel 631-34

Pilot Fx Day-Date 60 Min Bezel 631-34

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Made In Germany: The Glory Of Glashütte

Made In Germany: The Glory Of Glashütte

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Fx Utc Chrono 2 Time Zone 788-61

Fx Utc Chrono 2 Time Zone 788-61

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Fx Automatic Date-Day White 630-31

Fx Automatic Date-Day White 630-31

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Fx Automatic Smooth Bezel 630-14

Fx Automatic Smooth Bezel 630-14

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Fx Utc 24hr Bezel 633-01

Fx Utc 24hr Bezel 633-01

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Tutima Flieger GMT

Tutima Flieger GMT

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Tutima Fx 3 Time Zone 740-75

Tutima Fx 3 Time Zone 740-75

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Fx Automatic Date-Day 630-11

Fx Automatic Date-Day 630-11

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Tutima Pilot Fx wrist watches

Tutima Pilot Fx wrist watches

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Fx Day-Date 60min Bezel 631-31

Fx Day-Date 60min Bezel 631-31

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Complications: Tutima FX Chronograph UTC

Complications: Tutima FX Chronograph UTC

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Tutima Glashütte World War II Luftwaffe Pilot’s watch …

Tutima Glashütte World War II Luftwaffe Pilot's watch ...

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TUTIMA GLASHUTTE CHRONOGRAPH LUFTWAFFE PILOT WWII VINTAGE …

TUTIMA GLASHUTTE CHRONOGRAPH LUFTWAFFE PILOT WWII VINTAGE ...

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Automatic Tutima Pilot’s Watch

Automatic Tutima Pilot's Watch

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