BY DHANANJAY PATHAK
German watch brand Tutima is known for making high-quality tool watches, and recently the brand has been focusing on expanding its Seven Seas dive watch collection with new colorful references. Now, Tutima has revealed the Seven Seas S collection, an extension to the Seven Seas collection comprising watches featuring a stainless-steel case and visually exciting gradient dials.
One of the updates on the new Seven Seas S watches compared to their elder siblings is the materials used in their construction. While the previous Seven Seas variations featured a lightweight case made from Titanium, the case on the new Seven Seas S watches has been crafted from stainless steel. What this means is that these new watches would make their presence felt on the wrist, offering a lot of additional heft, which can be a good or a bad thing depending on how you like your watches. There is no change as far as the dimensions and features are concerned. The case still measures 44mm in diameter, has a thickness of around 13mm, and is water-resistant to a healthy 500 meters. Sitting on top of the case is a stainless-steel bezel that features black dive time markings and a lume pip to easily track the elapsed time underwater.
The dial is another area where the new M2 Seven Seas S watches get a few noteworthy updates. First and foremost is are the applied hour indices, which look more premium and lend the dial an added sense of depth. Furthermore, thanks to the neatly executed date window at 6, the dials on these new watches look well balanced and symmetrical. The simple sword-shaped hour and minute hands like the markers are presented in polished steel and along with the lollipop style seconds hand, have been deeply filled with luminous paint for enhanced low light visibility. While the layout is clean and legible, it is the gradient effect that adds a ton of visual character to the dial. Presented in blue, maroon, green, and yellow, all the dials feature a lighter color tone towards the center and culminate into an almost blackish hue on the outer periphery. My pick of the bunch is the vibrant and summery yellow dial variation.
Hidden underneath the closed case back of these watches is the tried and trusted ETA 2824-2. An automatic movement, the ETA-2824 operates at a frequency of 4 Hz and provides an autonomy of around 38 hours when fully wound.
The new Tutima M2 Seven Seas S watches would be available on an integrated leather strap for USD 1,900 or the integrated steel bracelet for USD 2,300.
Visit Tutima here.