Tutima Glashütte’s history began in Glasshütte in 1927 and has survived many turmoils including the 1930s inflation crisis, World War II, nationalization and the quartz crisis of the 1970s. The company became famous making large quantities of pilot’s chronographs for the German military. The military demanded very stringent levels of quality. Each watch had to be resistant to shocks, be able to withstand pressures of up to 1.5 atmospheres for a duration of 90 minutes, have a performance rating of between -3 and+12 seconds, and work in temperatures ranging from -10 to +40 degrees Centigrade. Today, the company continues to create high-quality timepieces.
Five interesting facts about Tutima Glashütte
1 – Latin translation
The word Tutima comes from the Latin world for safe or secure.
2 – Pilot chronographs
30,000 Tutima pilot chronographs were produced between the years 1941 and 1945.
3 – First watch brand to use titanium
Tutima was one of the first watch brands to use titanium.
4 – After Ww2
Tutima moved to Western Germany after WW2 but returned to Glashütte in 2005 after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
5 – The Glashutte region
The watchmaking industry in the Glasshütte region employs over 1,800 people.