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 U-47 AS1 is the latest in a long line of exquisite pieces produced from the small town outside of Florence Italy. This classic, elegant design is made up in much more wearable 47mm case, made from AISI 316L Stainless Steel with a satin hand 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. 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 on the screwed in 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 a dial with three superimposed layers, with a flat biege finish and one visible ruby. The dial is finished with Luminous Arabic numerals and markers and three Luminous 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 rubber strap, lined with calf skin which has been treated with a Kodiak water repellent coating with a steel tongue buckle that is 22/23mm. The CLASSICO U-47 AS1 also comes with an extra full calf skin strap which is great if you want to add an extra element of class when wearing this already eye-catching watch.
This watch is complete with a two year international guarantee and a stunning U-Boat presentation box.