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Tutima

A 90-year-old German watch brand survives history’s most jarring events and tells its tales through classic timepieces
Dr. Ernst Kurtz, the Founder of Tutima Dr. Ernst Kurtz, the Founder of Tutima
Tutima Hommage Minute Repeater 6800-01

The Endurance of Tradition

Tutima was founded by Dr. Ernst Kurtz in 1927, and it has been producing watches ever since. It was the result of the unification of two watch companies in Glashütte, Germany, the city of timepieces. The name Tutima is derived from the Latin term tutum, which translates to “safe” or “secure” in English. This was the concept that drove Tutima: the brand was dedicated to producing timepieces that were durable and reliable, ideas that seemed far out of reach in the tumultuous political climate of the years following Tutima’s creation.

Behind The Brand

Made in Glashütte

Tutima’s master watchmakers spend two to three years planning and developing a single watch design. The team will re-engineer designs to whittle down the movement so it occupies a minimal amount of space. Then their plans must pass through Tutima’s rigorous standards to ensure the piece functions reliably and smoothly.

Inside Tutima's Glashütte-based Production