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. Italo’s main creativity on this new model was the stylistic details that have been applied to the black dial. This Classico 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 25 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 38 hours. The case displays the distinctive black dial that is the focal point of this handsome piece. The dial is finished with luminous double markers at positions 12, 4 and 8 and the three central hands have also been treated with superluminova®. A long vertical date window has also been applied to this watch showing the central current date along with tomorrows and yesterdays and a sub-dial indicating AM & PM, all visible through a sapphire crystal. 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.