HANDCRAFTED IN ITALY
THE HISTORY, Lucca, 1942.
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.
Just like their original namesake, these watches are bold, aggressive and
oversized. These timepieces embody force and style and reveal the
unique personality of the man behind the revival, Italo Fontana. Every individual U-Boat watch is handcrafted in Italy and each tiny detail is overseen by Italo Fontana himself.