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TUTIMA Glashütte M2 SEVEN SEAS S [S for dre(S)s]

It seems that we were only just extolling the virtues Tutima’s new M2 Seven Seas in SIGNAL ORANGE and yellow when out of the woodwork (see what I did there - referencing the image, below – genius, right –never mind) – 

emerges a whole new S collection with a new set of attributes and charms that put the M2 Seven Seas in unfamiliar waters – yes, that’s right this tool watch just got dressy!

Introducing the new M2 Seven Seas S collection – that’s ‘S’ for Steel btw as this new series has been executed entirely in Stainless steel which is finished in contrasting polished and brushed finishes accentuating the Seven Seas’ many curves and lines – curves such as those found on the diver’s bezel with its scalloped edges that have been polished along with the case-sides - while the top of the watch retains the M2 family’s signature utilitarian aesthetic thanks to brushed surfaces. The watches of the Seven Seas S collection not only introduce polished steel to the line but also new dial details such as dégradé (gradient) colors, polished hands and applique indexes as well as a new red lollipop seconds hand (white on red dial) furthering the S collection’s dressier nature. Like any M2 Seven Seas, Swiss Super-LumiNova coating can be found on all the indexes and hands – including lume on the bezel’s 12hr marker.

Meanwhile it’s pretty much business as usual with a 43mm case diameter, a 3mm-thick AR-treated Sapphire crystal and a screw-down crown and case-back all contributing to the watch’s 500 meters of water-resistance. 

Talking of business and case-backs - the business of sailing (diving even) the Seven Seas is depicted on the case-back just like all those Seven Seas that sailed / dived before her.

Btw of the four new dégradé dial colors that include: blue, green, red and yellow – the blue variants come with blue ceramic bezel inlays instead of the engraved Stainless steel ones that the other models sport – considerably amping up the Seven Seas’ diver’s-watch-ness.

Just like the original M2 Seven Seas, the new S collection is powered by an automatic Tutima Caliber 330 with 25 jewels, a beat-rate of 28,800 vp and 38-hrs of power-reserve from a full wind. 

The 330 is usually based on either an ETA 2824 or Sellita SW 200-1.

Finally all models are offered with a choice of: a full brushed Stainless steel H-link bracelet or a dual-component straps in the watch’s dial color (except yellow which gets green like the peripheral of its dial). 

These have been crafted from rubber and impregnated leather with contrast-colored stitching and fitted with a polished Stainless steel clasp.

MSRP in Europe is 1’830 euros on Steel or 1’650 euros on the leather / rubber strap. 

Thoughts? While Tutima has elevated the looks and feel of the M2 Seven Seas with this new S collection helping it become more appealing to more people - it was always the M2 Seven Seas’ no nonsense approach to style that I found so appealing. 

But which one do you prefer ‘original’ or ‘S’?