Tutima adds two models to its excellent M2 Seven Seas S adventure watch collection, and both catch the eye with a steel case and two interesting green or yellow gradient dials.
This newer of the M2 Seven Seas collections adds an S to its name to denote a use of a brushed and partially polished 43mm stainless steel case rather than a titanium case.
Where previous steel models offer red or blue dials, the newest M2 Seven Seas S offers a yellow or green dial, but with a twist. In the center, each dial option invites the viewer to enjoy the color’s slowly darkening hue until the color turns darkest along its periphery.
Glashütte-based Tutima then continues the gradient effect by enlisting the leather bracelet, which is colored to match the green on the dial of both new models.
Of course, Tutima offers a steel bracelet as well, priced with a very fair $400 premium, for those who prefer a more traditional approach.
The watch retains the collection’s full array of nautical-ready specifications, including a screwed crown, threaded caseback and, critically, an extra-thick (three-mm) pane of sapphire crystal protecting the dial. The unidirectional rotating bezel with a marker at the “12” is both functional and eye-catching.
The hands and markers here are wide and exceptionally easy to read. Tutima enhances that visibility by placing a generous coat of SuperLuminova on the markers, hands and the dot at the top of the dial.
Tutima’s use of both a screw-in caseback and an extra-thick crystal contribute to the very strong 500-meter water resistance rating for the M2 Seven Seas series. Inside the M2 Seven Seas S Tutima places its automatic ETA-based Caliber 330 that exhibits a standard 38-hour power reserve when fully wound.
Prices: $1,900 (leather strap) and $2,300 (steel bracelet).