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Tutima, for all your Flieger Friday Needs


There are no end of clever hashtags on social media, it seems. Some I’m aware of (and even have participated in), but one I was not aware of was #FliegerFriday. Well, it’s no surprise it’s there – but what is a suprise is Tutima launching a watch specifically for that hashtag – the limited edition Tutima Flieger Friday Chronograph.

When you think of a pilot’s chronograph, you think of something that’s, well, massively oversized. Surprisingly, that’s not the case here at all with the Tutima Flieger Friday Chronograph. It’s a relatively diminutive 38.5mm diameter, though it does come in at dive-watch thickness of 15.5mm. Still, that’s what it takes to fit that modified ETA Valjoux 7760 movement in there (also known as a Caliber 39) – the very same movement the brand used back in 1939. Through the 1940s, they made approximately 30,000 of the watch, and then there was a re-issue in the 1990s.

And then, here we are again in this year that we will never forget, good old 2020. It was time for another re-issue, and that brings us to the Tutima Flieger Friday Chronograph. Only 25 of these vintage-look beauties will be made (in each colorway), netting a healthy $3,450. I don’t quite get the appeal of an exhibition caseback on a manually wound movement, but I suppose it’ll lend itself to some nice social media shots. If you pick one up for your own #FliegerFriday, just remember to tag us in your photos. tutima.com

Tech Specs from Tutima

  • Flieger Friday Chronograph Limited-Edition
  • Case: 38.5 mm x 15.5 mm in steel
  • Lug width: 20 mm
  • Lug-to-lug width: 46 mm
  • Bezel: Steel, fluted, bi-directional
  • Movement: Hand wound ETA Valjoux 7760 modified by Tutima, 28,800 VPH, 48 hour power reserve, gold plated bridge and Tutima engraving
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, central chronograph seconds
  • Water Resistance: 100 meters
  • Strap: Vintage pilot leather strap
  • Engravings: Individual serial and limited edition number
  • Price: 2,900 EUR/3,450 USD

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