Not every sport watch needs to be expensive. It just needs to be highly functional to do the job it is meant to do, including dive watches that are set to join the wearer at extreme underwater depths. German watch brand Tutima is adept at offering one of the best quality/value ratios on the watch market with its M2 Seven Seas watches. Now, the brand unveils its newest M2 Seven Seas S-PVD watch that brings sophisticated style for land to the water watch, as well.
Crafted in stainless steel with a matte black PVD coating, the new watches measure 40mm in diameter compared to its larger Seven Seas S watch siblings that are 43mm – giving a sleeker look. That, combined with the black PVD converts the dive watch into a stealth package sized comfortably for any wrist. The integrated lugs make the watch more ergonomically comfortable, as well.
The dial of the first iteration of the S-PVD (standing for steel with physical vapor deposition coating)is in a degrade (gradient) vibrant yellow in the center that gradually morphs to green at the outer edges. The markers and hands, as well as the dive circle at 12:00 are all coated with Super-LumiNova for easy underwater reading. Even the sapphire crystal on this watch is high performance, measuring 2.5mm thick. It is rated 9 on the Mohs scale – second only to diamonds in terms of hardness. A black ceramic bezel inset is used to complete the hardness and scratch-resistant workhorse finish.
A screw-in crown makes the watch water resistant to 50 ATM. For land lovers, that translates to an astounding 500 meters (1500 feet). The strap boasts an underside of rubber with an upper surface of specially made leather with bold green stitching to match the outer portion of the dial. The watch is powered by the self-winding Tutima Caliber 330 that has 38 hours of power reserve when fully wound. As mentioned earlier, Tutima’s explorer style watches are all about form and function at value prices. This watch retails for $1,980.
The M2 Seven Seas S-PVD watch may likely be getting some new dial versions soon. It wasn’t too long ago that Tutima released the 43mm Seven Seas S (stainless steel) watches with degrade dials in a host of colors, including red and green. It will be exciting to see those, and maybe even a blue dial version, join the S-PVD line up.