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.
Designed from Italo’s ideal of pure the Classico range is military inspired with a timeless design. A truly unique take on watch making design is the focal point of this special watch. Anatolite is a unique gemstone that acquires different colours when viewed under a variant of light sources, with this special gemstone Italo decided to apply a layer that is 30ct under the super tough sapphire crystal to create a unique watch with a unique way of viewing the dial in the ever changing colour patterns. This timepiece is formed with a 45mm case, made from 316L stainless steel that is fitted with a tungsten bezel that we see on so many of the U-Boat range. Also, this watch comes with the iconic configuration of the crown fitted to the left-hand side of the case, with U-Boats patented device for protecting the crown. The case houses a Swiss made fully automatic GMT 21 jewel movement, personalised to accommodate the crown stem at 9 o’clock, with a laser cut rotor, all visible through the U-shaped fumè glass case back showcasing the skeleton balance wheel. The movement runs at frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, with a power reserve of 42 hours. The case displays the beige dial that is finished with black hour markers and four central hands indicating minutes, hours, seconds and a 24 hour 2nd time zone indicator which is pointed out by the red hand. A date window at 9 o’clock is another added extra complication added to this remarkable watch. The watch head is fitted to a dark brown handmade leather strap with a tongue buckle that is 20/20mm.
This watch is complete with a two year international guarantee and a stunning U-Boat presentation box.