German brand Tutima is all about legibility, precision and aesthetics. With its newest M2 Commando Chronograph, Tutima lives up to collector expectations … and maybe even exceeds them. Tutima’s most recent M2 Commando Chronograph, in stores already, continues the brand’s legacy of robust military timepieces able to withstand the most diverse and rugged conditions.
The Glashütte-based brand has long been a supplier to the military, with the Tutima NATO chronograph being named the official service watch of German army pilots. For its newest Commando Chronograph, the brand worked to perfect a new chronograph tracking system for the dial.
What’s Inside The Tutima M2 Commando Chronograph
The Tutima M2 Commando Chronograph is powered by the in-house Caliber Tutima 521 movement that is based on an ETA Valjoux 7750 that has been customized and modified by Tutima. Instead of using traditional multiple subsidiary dials on the main face to track the hours and minutes, the movement is designed to showcase the minutes and seconds of the chronograph with a large center sweep hand with two arrows. The hours track the time on its subdial counter at 6:00—making for one of the cleanest looking easy-to-read chronographs on the market. This modified dial train is a technical innovation from the German brand is a protected, proprietary Tutima development.
The dial also boasts a date indication at 3:00 and the oversized markers and hands are coated with Super-LumiNova for incredible legibility in the dark. Even the chronograph hands and functions are luminous.
Attesting to its robustness, the Tutima M2 Commando Chronograph is crafted in titanium and features a rich green gradient dial that goes from light green in the center to dark green at the outer edges. The sapphire crystal is anti-reflective on both sides. The notched chronograph pushers integrate nicely into the case sides and coordinate especially well with the strap version. The watch is offered with either a strap made of Kevlar, the same material used for bullet-proof vests, with color coordinated stitching or with a titanium bracelet. It retails for $4,900 on a Kevlar strap and for $5,300 on a titanium bracelet.