Unveiled at Baselworld, this is an evolution of the U-1001.
It is the new U-BOAT Classico 47 1001 IPB 9MM, a dive watch that
commands attention with its imposing 9mm thick Sapphire crystal that
proudly towers up from its case like a monolith.
The crystal is one of the most important components that a modern day
divers watch is comprised of as far as water-resistance is concerned,
but also an equally important aesthetic feature. Thicker crystals allow
for increased water-resistance, they bear the brunt of the forces that
are exerted by the ocean's depths. They can be cut and shaped in such
away as to increase their effectiveness when resisting enormous
pressures, which invariably increases their attractiveness and appeal.
The 1001 9MM is a bit of an enigma. It retains a fairly conservative
water-resistance of 1001 meters as do all U-1001 models (in fact it was
tested to more that 1200m, how much more we are not sure). Yet it has this
incredible feature that defies reason. We can't help but admire any
watch designer audacious enough to make such a feature of the crystal.
MOVEMENT Automatic mechanical, modified
and personalized to U-BOAT specifications for stem position at 9
o'clock. Height 4,60mm, jewels 25. Power reserve 40 hours.
Hours, minutes, seconds, date at 4 o’clock. Frequency 28.800vibrations per hour, 4 Hz.
CASE Steel with subsequent IPB coating.
Distinguishing crown on left side, with a special protective device and
helium escape valve, serial number engraved on a steel plate, set on the
left hand side of the case. Diameter 47 mm.
CASEBACK screwed in, serial numbering engraved in bas-relief. Personalized U-BOAT Rotor “skeleton.
DIAL The dial of this model is made up of
two superimposed dials: one in carbon fiber and the other one cut,
treated with composed opaque black pigments. U-1001caligraphy in high
relief and raised.. Black hands.
CRYSTAL High quality Sapphire crystal, scratchproof, 9mm thick.
WATER-Resistance 1001 meters - 100 ATM.
STRAP Black, rubber (hypoallergenic) with
plate in steel and subsequent IPB coating. Deployante buckle, width
23/22 mm. Fastened to the case with screws.