In 1945, Germany experienced its zero hour. However, with gumption, entrepreneurial spirit, and inventive-ness, its people achieved an economic miracle. Like some of the company’s employees, Dr. Kurtz was able to move to the West shortly before the end of the war.
Together, they preserved the ideals of the art of Glashütte watchmaking in a Lower Saxon community called Ganderkesee: technical finesse, spirit of innovation, and knowledge of their roots made the new start into a success story, which has been decisively continued by Dieter Delecate since the 1960s. When the Tutima Military Chronograph ref. 798 was voted the official pilot’s watch of NATO in 1984, the brand had once again arrived where it belonged: up there.