Inspired by the ‘70s watch styles, the Tutima Glashutte Sky Automatic collection is a mix of classic and contemporary watches. Sporting a large 41mm diameter, this collection also features a simple, refined dial on all its pieces. The perfect dress watch, this collection boasts a powerful Tutima 330 calibre with a 38-hour power reserve. This collection is most popular for its four beautiful dégrade dials, colored green, grey, red, and blue.
Tutima Glashutte Sky: Spunk and Functionality in One Elegant Watch
There is a waft of flamboyance to the Tutima Glashutte Sky Automatic collection. Its spirit is most visible on its dial, polished with a dark color gradient that carries a significant portion of the Sky Automatic’s aesthetic appeal.
Despite paying homage to a simpler time, the Sky Automatic is unafraid to incorporate modern features into its designs. Its most contemporary choice is its large dial size, despite having a slim and slender silhouette. This is also paired with a simple dial, showing only the time, date, and the Tutima Glashutte logo.
The Tutima Glashutte Sky Automatic was built to fit comfortably on your wrist, especially with its curved lugs and light Milanese bracelet. The 18K gold-sealed rotor further imposes a touch of elegance to your timekeeping.
Prices at a Glance: Most Popular Tutima Glashutte Sky Watches
Tutima Glashutte Sky Automatic Green Dial Men's Watch
● Stainless steel
● Sapphire crystal
● See-through back
● Green dial
● Tutima 330 Calibre
● 25 jewels
● 38-hour power reserve
● 100 meter water resistance
Tutima Glashutte Sky Automatic Red Dial Men's Watch
All Sky Automatic pieces are housed in scratch-resistant and polished cases. Aesthetically, the Sky Automatic is most notable for its “dark dégradé colour gradient”. The watches’ dials balance otherwise basic colors with a touch of dark opulence. As a result, Sky Automatic watches do not blend in with the crowd: they stand out and rightfully so, but not for loud and tacky reasons.
The Sky Automatic’s aesthetic is commonly related to vintage watches. This is not unfounded, as Tutima gave the Sky Automatic a simple dial with a date window and one crown. This stylistic choice dates back to the 1970s, and very specifically to a James Bond dinner party.
However, when it comes to features of the Sky Automatic, one will see its contemporary influences. An example of this is its relatively large diameter of 41 mm, a size that is not uncommon for a men’s watch. However, when this is paired with its design, one gets a piece that is bolder than most men’s watches.
These aesthetic features are wrapped around your wrist with a Milanese bracelet. Without getting too technical, this bracelet is a stainless steel mesh, giving it fluidity but heft once worn. As a bonus, it is reminiscent of the padding inside a knight’s armor, giving Sky Automatic watches a more distinguished appearance.
History Behind the Tutima Glashutte Sky Collection
Tutima Glashutte was founded in 1927, where its passion for innovation and artistry were products of its time period. Tutima Glashutte was influenced by many different art forms during its inception, from fashion to music and even engineering.
It was because of its drive for innovation that Tutima Glashutte introduced a line of wristwatches. At the time, the most popular means of telling time was with pocket watches. It was not until Director Ernst Kurtz realized the trajectory of horology that embarked on a journey into the world of watchmaking.
By 1939, Tutima Glashutte became an established watch company. Its main audience were drivers and pilots, as this was a period of war. A popular collection during this time was the Flieger Chronograph, which is still offered today. Tutima even produced watches exclusively for the German Air Force. This partnership went on for almost four years, ending in 1945.
The company sold and produced many chronograph watches that military men would use and bring with them all over the world. Due to this, Glashutte became much better known as time went on.
By the 1980s, Tutima had become a world-renowned brand. The Tutima Military Chronograph ref. 798, for example, was awarded during this time period. Despite this newfound success, Tutima Glashutte never left its home. In fact, it even honed in on its roots as it made watches within Berlin, the capital of Germany.
From then till now, Tutima highlights the importance of functionality and space efficiency. Compared to other watches, a Tutima is sleek and thin, even though it can have a large (41 mm) diameter. In fact, “Tutima” was derived from the Latin word meaning “safe and secure”.
The Sky Automatic is one of the brand’s newer offerings. This collection features a more contemporary size and style, while still retaining the brand’s signature cross of color with a vintage silhouette. Its caliber, the Tutima 330, comes from a long line of in-house calibers from the brand.
Tutima now boasts Tutima 521, as it keeps its innovation churning. The brand also introduced a HOMAGE minute repeater in the early 2010s. This was revolutionary, limited to 25 pieces each with over 500 parts working with precision and harmony.
5 Reasons to Buy a Tutima Glashutte Sky Watch
1. Tutima Glashutte Sky Automatic offers four color variations with the same set of high-performance features. Thanks to this, the watches can be enjoyed by anyone no matter their style preferences.
2. The prices of the Sky Automatic collection is justifiable given the value of the pieces. Each piece’s elegant and unique dial, as well as its domed sapphire crystal, makes the Sky Automatic a “best buy” luxury watch. Moreover, this makes them great starter watches for beginning a collection.
3. As a brand, Tutima Glashutte is world-renowned for its rich history and consistent quality. While these dress watches are not as rugged as the brand’s first round of watches, they are still military-quality.
4. Sky Automatic watches use reliable materials and thus have reliable qualities.
5. As an automatic watch, the Tutima Glashutte Sky is easy to use. It has a simple dial (with a date window), its case is protected, and its calibre is high-performing. All one needs to do is wear a Tutima Glashutte Sky Automatic watch.
Sky's the Limit
The Tutima Glashutte Sky Automatic is not a particularly large collection. However, it is very much in line with the brand’s “safe and secure” principles. It can be worn by any man without question, because of its range of dial colors, suiting men of different styles. Furthermore, this collection is born from a line of high-performance aeronautical watches. Thanks to this, Tutima Glashutte ensures the quality and durability of each timepiece, even though they are best worn at a dinner party. Covered in stainless steel, Tutima Glashutte Sky watches gleam with an avant-garde appeal. Colorful but vintage, the Tutima Glashutte Sky collection balances contemporary artistry, masculinity, and quality in one collection.