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HANDCRAFTED IN ITALY
Limited Edition GMT Automatic
Just released from Italy!
is a limited edition Titanium piece to 300 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.
Automatic mechanical modified and personalized to U-BOAT specifications for date display and stem position at 9
o’clock. Power reserve 48 hours.
Display by means of hands:
Hours, minutes, seconds.
24 hour hand with time–zones mechanism.
Date display in window
Case, Back case, bezel in titanium.
Brass dial, black.
Brown leather handcrafted, width 23/23, and fitted with a titanium
tongue buckle. Strap with plate in titanium with tag for personalization.
Water-resistance and press-resistance 300 meters.