It was the year 1927. In all of Europe, an awakening was in the air. Technical innovation, young arts like film and photography, and unprecedented music like jazz made this decade into the Golden Twenties.

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.

On the road to success there are no shortcuts. And thus the creation of a complicated timekeeper calls for one thing above all: a lot of time. Because two to three years of planning and development may pass before a watch becomes a complete Tutima.