Last week, German watch brand was the Official Timekeeper of Kiel Week in Germany. Billed as one of the world’s largest water-sport events, this particular sail week attracts more than 3 million visitors and 40,000 sailors. In a demonstration of its commitment to adventure and endurance, Tutima had a brand presence on land, at sea and in the air thanks to the Tutima hot-air balloon that flew above Kiel.
The Tutima racing yacht and its all-women crew participated in the regattas. The star of the event when it comes to watches was the Tutima M2 Pioneer watch — designed for use under extremely rigorous conditions. The M2 Pioneer is a bold, robust timepiece crafted of Grade 5 titanium with a case that is pressure tested to 30 atm. An additional inner case of soft iron protects the Tutima chronograph Calibre 521 from the effects of magnetic fields.
This year marked the 150th edition of Kiel Week, and is the 15th consecutive year that Tutima has been the Official Timekeeper. Additionally, 10 years ago Tutima Glashutte unveiled its own racing yacht and has been an active participant every year since. In fact, the female team, headed by skipper Kirsten Harmstorf-Schonwitz and her “Pink Ladies” crew have won several medals over the years in the Baltic Sea where most of the crews are men.
This is also the fourth year that Tutima has participated in the hot-air ballooning over the fjord with a boldly branded balloon. On display at the Tutima Pavilion were a host of Tutima timepieces. The M2 Pioneer, though, was the star thanks to its sporty style, precision movement and highly functional German mechanics. For those who may not know, the name “Tutima” is derived from the Latin word tutus, which means “safe” and “protected” — making the M2 a perfect companion on the seas. The M2 Pioneer on Kevlar strap sells for $6,100, and on a titanium bracelet it retails for $6,700.
“Our many years of commitment in Kiel prove that reliability is a key value for Tutima. We express this dependability through our sports sponsoring and in every watch that we build in our manufacture,” says Ute Delecate from Tutima Glashütte.