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U-Boat Classico 47mm 1001 Meter Orange Limited Edition
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HANDCRAFTED IN ITALY
Every single U-Boat timepiece is
individually handcrafted in Italy by master craftsmen, dedicated to the
highest level of precision engineering and finishing, where care and
attention to detail span the entire process, from the very first
prototype to the final assembly of the watch.
This year's version of the U-BOAT Classico U-1001 is now available with both a new case material and a new case size.
Stainless steel has been chosen and the watch now
measures a 47mm. Its '1001' moniker denotes not
only its 1001m depth rating, a tribute to Italo Fontana's passion for
diving, but also its production run of 1001 pieces of each color that
the watch comes in, that being either blue or orange.
Fontana, crafter of precision engineering instruments, received a
prestigious commission from the Italian Navy: to design and build a new
type of watch for their pilots. This challenge meant satisfying the high
quality standards of the Navy and respecting very precise technical
specifications, but above all guaranteeing maximum visibility and
reliability in any light or weather condition. However, circumstance at
that time did not allow the project to materialize. In 2000 Italo
Fontana, Ilvo’s grandson, discovered these precious designs, which were
to become his source of inspiration for the creation of the first U-Boat
watch and his new dimension in time. U-Boat watches are characterized
by their strong identity, large size, perfect legibility in all light
and weather conditions, along with their bold and distinctive design:
the left crown protected by a specially designed safety cover.
Every individual U-Boat watch is handcrafted in Italy and each tiny detail is overseen by Italo Fontana.
automatic mechanical, modified and personalized at U-BOAT
specifications for stem position at 9 o’clock. Height 4,60mm, jewels 25.
Power reserve 40 hours.
FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, seconds, date at 4 o’clock. Frequency 28.800vibrations per hour, 4 Hz.
stainless steel. Distinguishing crown on left side, with a special
protective device(protected as a Trade Mark) and helium escape valve,
serial number engraved on a steel plate, set on the left hand side of
the case. Diameter 47 mm.
BACK: screwed in, limited edition 1001 units, serial numbering engraved in basrelief. Personalized U-BOAT Rotor “skeleton”.
the dial of this model is made up of two superimposed dials: one
treated with superluminova and colored pigments added (orange or blue)
and the other one cut, treated with composed opaque black pigments.
Arabic numerals, superluminova luminous hands. 1001 writing in high
CRYSTAL: high quality sapphire, scratch proof, 4,5 mm thick.
WATER-RESISTANCE: 1001 meters - 100 ATM.
STRAP: black, rubber (hypoallergenic) with plate in steel, deployant buckle. Width 23/22 mm. Fastened to the case with screws.
Limited edition 1001 units, 333 of each color.