Tutima has teamed with Los Angeles-based shoe and accessory designer George Esquivel to launch a set of travel accessories that includes a special edition Tutima Patria Dual Time watch.
Gathered to express the ‘spirit of travel and adventure’ inherent in both Tutima and the George Esquivel collection, the Compass collection set includes the 43mm dual time Tutima watch (in steel) on a hand-crafted leather strap (with two additional NATO straps), a watch holder designed by Esquivel, a pair of Esquivel’s Chelsea boots and an overnight duffle.
Each handcrafted piece in the collection is emblazoned with a compass logo on natural leather vachetta, all made in the Esquivel workshop in California.
The Tutima Patria Dual Time, which features the Compass logo on its strap and sapphire caseback, is a manual-wind model fit with Tutima’s impressive in-house Caliber 619 movement featuring sixty-five hours of power reserve and a dual time function.
On the dial Tutima places its dual time indication within a subdial that also indicates running seconds. While the seconds indication is made of gold (like the hour and minute hands), the second time zone hand is made of easy-to-read blued steel.
Tutima applies a beautiful traditional Glashütte sunburst hand finishing to the movement and makes all of this visible through the transparent sapphire case back. Collectors will note the three-quarter mainplate and Tutima’s own oscillating system with its special terminal curve.
“When we learned of George’s passion for watch collecting and his personal experience with Tutima, we knew he would be the perfect partner to collaborate with”, says Gustavo Calzadilla, President & CEO of Tutima USA. “It was important we create a collection that perfectly represents the value of fine craftsmanship instilled in both Tutima and Esquivel and we found the same dedicated effort and attention to detail in his journey of creation as we have at Tutima.”
The full Compass adventure set, a limited edition of twenty-five, is priced at $16,900 and is available at Esquivel’s atelier in downtown Los Angeles, Gary’s in Newport Beach, and the Tutima USA and Esquivel Shoes websites.