A story of inspiration and style is the driving force behind every U-Boat watch, with roots dating back to 1942. Today headed by Italo Fontana in the small town of Lucca in Italy, Fontana thanks to his wonderful design skills has taken the U-Boat brand to great heights of popularity whilst still remaining a rare sought-after product in the luxury watch market.
The CLASSICO 40 IPB BLACK DIAMONDS is a sophisticated elegant touch to the ethos of U-Boat. This classic, elegant design is made up in much smaller than usual 40mm case, made from AISI 316L Stainless Steel which has a special IPB treatment to give the watch a shiny black finish that appears like ceramic but retains the toughness of steel. The Classico 40 also has iconic configuration of the crown fitted to the left-hand side of the case, with U-Boats patented device for protecting the crown along with a full ceramic bezel. The case houses a Swiss made fully automatic 25 jewel movement, personalised to accommodate the crown stem at 9 o’clock, with a laser cut rotor, partly visible on the 7-external screwed case back. The movement runs at frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, with a power reserve of 38 hours. The case displays a dial with three superimposed layers, with a mirrored black finish and one visible ruby. The dial is finished with 42 black brilliant-cut Diamonds to make up the Arabic numerals at 12, 4 and 8 and two steel hands with a date window displayed at the 3 o’clock position all visible through a sapphire crystal glass. The watch head is fitted to a black hand finished alligator strap, lined with a red Alcantara material, with a steel tongue buckle that is 18/18mm.
This watch is complete with a two year international guarantee and a stunning U-Boat presentation box.