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 Flightdeck range are bold masculine designs taking inspiration from the military world in both aviation and naval aspects with the name referring to the onboard surface where a plane can take off and land from a war ship. This particular chronograph watch comes in a 50mm case designed for easy readability which is key the military world, made from black ceramic with a polished finish that is more scratch resistant than steel 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 chronograph movement, personalised to accommodate the crown stem at 9 o’clock, with a laser cut rotor, all visible through the glass case back showcasing the balance wheel. The movement runs at frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz, with a power reserve of 44 hours. The case displays a sophisticated black dial with three sub-dials. The dial is finished with silver tone Arabic numerals and markers and three black hands that have also been tipped with silver accents and 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 black distinctive handmade Alligator perforated leather strap with black stitching secured to a steel buckle and the 23/22mm.
This watch is complete with a two year international guarantee and a stunning U-Boat presentation box.