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U-Boat U-42 53mm Titanium Limited Edition Automatic
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HANDCRAFTED IN ITALY
Limited Edition Automatic
Just released from Italy!
This is a limited edition Titanium piece to 999 pieces worldwide with a unique U-BOAT crown that pulls outwards at 90 degrees. The Crown locks into place with a level positioned at 5 o’clock. The strap is cordovan leather and the watch comes in a box with a magnifying glass.
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.
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.
* Back case, case, bezel in titanium.
* Charge axis, stop crown lever, stop glass handles, bezel runners, and strap pivots in steel AISI 316.
* Sapphire glass.
* Brass dial, black.
* Brass hands.
Diameter 53 mm.
Watch thickness - automatic version - 18,4 mm for Ø53 mm.
Water-resistance and press-resistance 300 meters.
MOVEMENT: For ref 6157 and 6471 - automatic movement, calibre U-28, power reserve 40 hours.
FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, small seconds.
MOVEMENT: For ref 6475 e 6472 - automatic mechanical chronograph modified and personalized at U-BOAT specifications for date display and stem position at 9 o’clock. Power reserve 44 hours.
FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, chronograph, counter small seconds at 3, counter 12 at 12,counter minutes at 6. Date window at 9 o’clock.
CASE: back case fixed on case with 6 encapsulated hexagon screws. Watertight on axis reset and assured charge by PTFE gasket Bi-directional rotating bezel lockable with a lever on the right side of the case. Fixing of revolving bezel by 3 screws encapsulated in the back case; the bezel removing, for maintenance and washing obtained by removing the three screws, does not affect the watche's water-tightness.