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U-Boat U-51 Chimera Automatic/Mechanical Chronograph Limited Edition
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HANDCRAFTED IN ITALY
Only 300 produced worldwide
Just released from 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.
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.
MOVEMENT: automatic mechanical chronograph personalized to U-boat
specifications for date display and stem to be positioned at 9 o’clock. Frequency 28.800
vibrations per hour, 4 Hz. Power reserve 44 hours. 25 jewels. Height 7 mm.
FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, chronograph, counter small seconds at 3,
counter 12 at 12, counter 30 minutes at 6. Date window at 9 o’clock.
CASE: AISI 316 plus stainless steel. 46mm diameter. 54.50 mm diameter including
external crown-clutter. The bezel and the back of the case are locked together by
external tubing and a customized key that ensures absolute water-proofing.
Personalized rotor, in silver, build with a base and 3 bridges fixed with blued screws.
Thickness: 17.00 mm. Weight: 200 g approx.
CRYSTAL: sapphire curved glass on the face and flat on the back of the timepiece.
WATER RESISTANCE: 50 m, 5 ATM.
DIAL: there are 2 superimposed dials, hour and minute indexes treated with
STRAP: hand made and hand finished alligator, black, 3 circular cuts
out, width 20/20 mm. Tongue steel buckle, hypoallergenic and
color retain treatment.
Limited edition 300 units.