In 2018, Germany’s Tutima rolled out the entry-level Coastline family of casual sport watches, placing them within the M2 collection that takes visual inspiration from the brand’s Military Chronographs of the 1980s. The first M2 Coastline models were basic three-handed timekeepers with day/date displays; this year’s extension, the M2 Coastline Chronograph, takes the model even closer to the spirit of its ancestors.
Like its predecessor, the M2 Coastline Chronograph features a 43-mm tonneau-shaped case made of pure titanium and boasting rounded contours free of sharp edges and corners. Owing to the use of titanium, the case is ultra-light yet highly robust and water-resistant to 200 meters. The sapphire crystal over the dial is non-reflective to eliminate glare, and the chronograph push-buttons surrounding the screwed crown are ergonomically rounded, both for tactile comfort and to conform pleasantly to the contours of the case.
The dial of the Coastline Chronograph is available in either matte black or blue. Its displays include a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock for the stopwatch, along with a central chronograph seconds hand; a running seconds display with a crosshair motif at 9 o’clock; and a date window at 3 o’clock, all swept over by luminous-coated baton hands and surrounded by luminous rectangular indices. (The chronograph indicators are distinguished in red on the black-dial model.)
Obviously, the biggest difference from previous Coastline models is the new movement, an ETA Valjoux 7750 which Tutima has modified and renamed Tutima Caliber 310. Beating behind a solid caseback emblazoned with an on-theme NATO star emblem, the self-winding caliber offers a power reserve of 48 hours.
The Tutima M2 Coastline Chronograph is outfitted with either an integrated link bracelet made from the same titanium as the case, or a brown leather strap with contrast stitching echoing the color of the dial. The watch retails for $3,600 on a bracelet and $3,300 on a strap.