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. CLASSICO 50 TUNGSTENO CAS 2 carries the ethos of a classic watch whilst making a bold statement. This particular chronograph watch comes in a large 50mm case, made from AISI 316L Stainless Steel with a satin finish and the iconic configuration of the crown fitted to the left-hand side of the case, with U-Boats patented device for protecting the crown. As with many impressive U-boat watches the serial number is displayed on a plate fitted to the side of the case. The bezel ring of the watch is made from super tough Tungsten with a finish so polished that the bezel gives a mirrored effect. The case houses a Swiss made fully automatic 25 jewel chronograph 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 48 hours. The case displays a sophisticated beige dial with two 3 sub-dials. The dial is finished with Arabic numerals and markers and three hands that have been treated with superluminova with a date window displayed at the 9 o’clock position all visible through a flat sapphire crystal glass. The chronograph system is operated by 2 push buttons with three sub-dials displaying the seconds, minutes and hours. The watch head is fitted to a brown Alligator skin handmade leather strap with white stitching secured to a steel deployment clasp and the distinctive lower steel plate that is 23/22mm.
This watch is complete with a two year international guarantee and a stunning U-Boat presentation box.