Glashütte‘s Energy in View
The new Patria Power Reserve from Tutima Glashütte
Exquisite and enriched with an additional complication: the new Patria Power Reserve augments the Patria collection by adding a model with a power-reserve display at “9 o’clock”.
Arcing through a 300° angle and distinguished by its understated bicolour markings, the power-reserve indicator shows how much energy remains in the barrel to power this hand-wound watch. With this new complication, the Patria Power Reserve joins the ranks of fine manufacture timepieces that exemplify the savoir-faire of its Glashütte-based brand.
This new wristwatch’s classical 43-mm rose gold case is styled very much like the case of the strictly limited minute repeater. The family resemblance continues inside the newcomer’s case because hand-wound Caliber Tutima 618, which amasses a 65-hour power reserve and was specially developed at the manufacture in Glashütte, is derived from the basic movement of the complicated HOMMAGE.
The debutante’s power-reserve function relies on the perfectly harmonious interplay of 34 additional components. The elements in this subassembly, which are elaborately decorated and ennobled by hand, bear witness to the skilful artistry of the watchmakers who craft them. A special feature: a planetary wheel and disc provide motive force for the complication.
The two steel winding wheels and the ratchet with its arcing steel spring are visible through a pane of sapphire crystal in the back of the case. The pierced and finely finished balance cock offers an unobstructed view of Tutima’s own oscillating system. With 26 bearing rubies, this watch boasts six jewels more than its sister model.
Manually crafted hands made of solid 18 karat rose gold turn above the finely silver-plated dial and accentuate this watch’s noble and understated styling while simultaneously radiating the brilliance of the art of watchmaking as practiced in Glashütte. The new Patria Power Reserve is worn with a hand-sewn alligator-leather strap secured by a golden tang buckle.
Patria Power Reserve: hand-wound Caliber Tutima 618 with power-reserve display, hour, minute and small seconds. Index-free oscillating system with Breguet hairspring; skeletonised balance cock; 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour; 65-hour power reserve. Case: 18 karat rose gold; sapphire crystal antireflectively treated on both surfaces; back with transparent pane of sapphire crystal. Water-resistant 5 atm. Diameter: 43 mm; ref 6602-01.