Rapid technical development in the early twentieth century precipitated the rise of the wristwatch. For those who needed to drive a car or pilot an airplane, the possibility of reading the time at a flick of the wrist was of vital importance. It was especially demanded of pilot’s watches that they be able to with-stand stress, easy to use, and precise.
Thanks to their superior technology and craftsmanship, wristwatches by Tutima quickly garnered an excellent reputation. In fact, the pilot’s watch from 1941 became legendary. But just four years later, Tutima seemed about to fold. A devastating air raid only hours before the end of the war destroyed the factory; shortly thereafter, Russian troops occupied the state. Legends don’t die quite that easily, though.