U-BOAT CHIMERA 60 – Who says size doesn’t matter

It has been almost 12 years since Italo Fontana became famous as the designer of the greatest watch of all time, especially in the discount replica watches industry. He continues the tradition of large watches with the new Chimera model with a diameter of 60 mm

It was at Baselworld 2009 that U-BOAT presented its U-1942 model without any formality or rule, to be precise, a limited edition of 29 pieces with a 65mm titanium case that reproduces the Tallo’s grandfather thought and was recorded in the 1940s.

Over time, large-sized watches have become the DNA of the brand, allowing watch brands to boast the slogan “A New Dimension in Time,” a nice play on words that means a new dimension of time, as well as watches. Now, Italo Fontana has applied enormous proportions to one of his most famous designs, the Chimeru watch, which features a 60mm diameter bronze case. The watch with chronograph function has a patented crown cover on the left side of the case, everything is held in place by special screws.

A domed sapphire crystal treated with an anti-reflective coating covers the expansive two-layer dial, and the matte brown case displays laser-cut numerals and indicators in a lighter bronze than the dial itself.

The caseback features a flat sapphire crystal that allows the automatic movement to be seen through a slit in the side of the case. Water-resistant to 100 meters, the watch has a brown strap made of horseskin, naturally aged horseskin and trimmed with waxed cotton for a secure fit on the wrist.

The Chimera 60 embodies Italo Fontana’s passion for large watches, adorning U-BOAT watches with a more exclusive design.

U-BOAT Chimera 60 Reference. 8082
Movement: Swiss automatic mechanical chronograph, modified and personalised to U-BOAT specifications. Personalized rotor. Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz. Power reserve: 48 hours. 25 gems.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, date.
Case: Natural aged bronze with a diameter of 60 mm. The bezel and caseback are locked by an external tube and a custom key, ensuring absolute water resistance. Unique crown on the left with patented protector. Sapphire crystal side windows. Back: sealed with 5 outer tubes, flat sapphire crystal opening to reveal movement.
Dials: Two superimposed dials, upper in lacquered metal, matte brown, laser-cut chronograph counters, hour-markers and numerals; lower hand-milled metal. The hour and minute hands are laser cut from light metal with a bronze finish. The hands of the chronograph and seconds counters are made of bronze hand-brushed metal.
Glass: very dense domed sapphire on the front, anti-reflective treatment on the back and flat crystal.

Water resistance: 100 m (10 ATM)
Strap: Handcrafted and finished Cordovan strap, carefully selected and treated to U-BOAT specifications, with a waxed cotton finish. Bronze buckle. Width: 26/26 mm. Strap: Ref. 4136/Z Buckle: Ref. 8837

EXPLORE U-BOAT WATCHES

Like their country of origin, U-Boat fake watches are known for their statement-sized cases, large crowns on the left side of the case, and stunningly complicated dials that captivate anyone lucky enough to see them in person. They differ from most ordinary luxury watches in that their design is simple, not fussing with overcomplication, but instead focuses on high-quality manufacturing that conveys a sense of discerning taste, confidence, and power.

The U-Boat brand has a fascinating story that began in 1942, when Ilvo Fontana, a talented precision-engineered instrument craftsman, was commissioned by the Italian Navy to design and manufacture watches for its naval pilots. A watch must follow a very precise set of technical specifications, while also guaranteeing maximum reliability and readability in any light or weather conditions. However, due to the times, the project never materialized. In 2000, Iivo’s grandson, Italo Fontana, stumbled across these designs and decided to use them as inspiration for the first U-Boat watch.

Since that day, Italo Fontana has designed every U-Boat watch on the market, giving them an instantly recognizable personality that can be seen from a few yards away. Each U-Boat watch continues to be designed and manufactured at the brand’s headquarters in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. With Swiss-made movements and unique technologies and materials at their core, U-Boat watches cannot be ignored. Let’s take a closer look at all the latest U-Boat watch collections…

U-Boat Chimera Watch
The U-Boat Chimera watch collection is named after the fire-breathing hybrid creature from Greek mythology, which is made up of parts from more than one animal. These watches are beautifully crafted in a variety of different materials, from mother-of-pearl and bronze to titanium and laser-cut fine wires.

Another distinguishing feature of the U-Boat Chimera watch is its case with a unique crown cap and buttons on the left side for easy operation. The case is also locked together by external pipes on the bezel and case back to ensure complete water resistance. We really like the U-Boat Chimera Net watch, which showcases a skeletonized dial with four overlays. The final layer is meticulously crafted from a laser-cut fine stainless steel wire mesh that showcases the complex mechanical movements beneath it.

U-Boat Classico Watch
Their most iconic model, the U-Boat Classico watch represents Italo Fontana’s philosophy of pure, timeless design that won’t fade like regular outdated fashion. These striking instruments continue to have the unique left-hand crown placement and unique U-Boat crown guard, but offer a range of more classic-looking dial designs compared to the U-Boat Chimera.

The U-Boat Classic watch collection recently welcomed a new addition called the U-Boat Classico Sommerso, which represents Italo Fontana’s unwavering passion for diving. While most U-Boat watches are already designed to withstand the rigors of deep-sea diving, the Classico Sommerso features a new character bezel with a 60-minute scale and unidirectional rotation for ultimate help underwater.

U-Boat U-42 ​​Watch
The U-Boat U-42 ​​watch collection features some of the brand’s most unique and bold creations. One of its most famous designs is the U-Boat U-42 ​​Unicum, designed by Italo Fontana himself, made of lightweight titanium with an IP black finish. The bold instruments are entirely handcrafted and treated by Italian artisans to ensure that each limited edition piece is unique, while the skeletons adorning the naturally aged bronze dials capture the brand’s rebellious nature.

For a more classic aesthetic, the U-Boat U-42 ​​GMT watch showcases a compact dial with excellent features including hours, minutes and seconds, a 24-hour hand, a third time zone and a date window. The unidirectional rotating bezel is almost unmissable thanks to its titanium construction, lockable lever and 12 o’clock ball indicator made of scratch-resistant ceramic. This timepiece is perfect for continental jumpers who want to make a statement.

U-Boat Capsoil Watch
The U-Boat Capsoil watch is another completely unique design that goes beyond the boundaries of traditional watchmaking, featuring a Swiss electromechanical movement fully immersed in a low viscosity oil. This liquid flows not only through the entire movement, but also into the dial, creating an absolutely deep black finish and a constantly moving compensating bubble that distorts and amplifies the view of the hands.

U-Boat Capsoil is truly unique and must be seen to be believed. There are currently four main models in the collection: two standard third-hand models, one in stainless steel and one in titanium. The other two showcase excellent chronograph functions, with layouts at 12, 3 and 6 o’clock, also available in stainless steel or titanium cases.

U-Boat 1939 Doppiotempo Watch
New for 2019, the U-Boat 1939 Doppiotempo watch is unique in its own collection and, for the past few months, has only been available to order exclusively through CW Sellers Jura Watches. This outstanding watch pays homage to the many watches commissioned by Italo Fontana for Italian and international special forces, including the Carabinieri’s GIS (Special Intervention Group).

The U-Boat 1939 Doppiotempo watch is mainly inspired by the model created for the historic 9th Paratrooper Commando “Col Moschin”. Its 200-piece limited edition has already made waves with its Swiss-made self-winding movement, 43mm satin-finish stainless steel case and two removable crowns on the left to change the time and date.

U-Boat Precious Watch
As some of the most luxurious and exclusive watches in the U-Boat collection, U-Boat Precious watches are enriched with a stunning selection of precious gemstones including white diamonds, black diamonds, rubies and sapphires. These breathtaking gems are hand-set by talented Italian artisans in the U-Boat workshop in Tuscany, Italy.

Our favorite U-Boat Precious watch has to be the spectacular Black Swan model, which is crafted from 18-karat gold and adorned with 11,000 black diamonds. Some of the diamonds at the bottom of the case are even set back for a spiky and rebellious look. The U-Boat Precious watch collection is for only the most glamorous men and women.

U-BOAT 1938 DOPPIOTEMPO

U-Boat 1938 Doppiotempo is the latest member of the growing portfolio of this Italian brand. In recent years, the company has attracted a wider audience with more product lines, different complications and different case sizes. This latest GMT model has two dial colors to choose from, black or green.

Italo Fontana, the owner of the Italian brand U-Boat, is also the designer of the brand. In the early days, the company was known for designing bold retro-style diving watches. Each model exudes a retro atmosphere, reminiscent of steampunk sports. In addition, Fontana also showed a preference for unusual materials in its production, including aluminum, bronze, silver and titanium.

Most hobbyists associate cheap U-Boat with 45 or 47 mm large watches, especially the company’s Classico models. However, in recent years, the brand has launched new watches with different styles and smaller case sizes. In fact, today this Italian brand offers something for everyone.

The company has now launched an interesting dual time model, the U-Boat 1938 Doppiotempo series. This watch uses a 43 mm stainless steel case and is available in black or green dial options. The core of the watch is a Swiss automatic movement, tailored to the brand’s own specifications and equipped with a hollow rotor.

U-Boat 1938 Doppiotempo adheres to the brand’s love of sandwich dials, using beige hollow hour and minute hands with Super-LumiNova treatment. In addition, the eye-catching red hands together with the 24-hour track indicate home time. Finally, the subdial on the dial serves as a day/night indicator.

Press release of the brand

It’s time to enjoy your time, enjoy every minute, decide how and where to spend it. Life is an adventure, savor every moment of it, and collect all emotions. U-BOAT launches the new 1938 Doppiotempo series.

The watch was first launched last year and is based on a model originally designed for the Italian army’s parachute assault group Col Moschin. Two other models have now been launched, starting with a 200-piece special edition.

The 43mm satin-finished steel case is equipped with two crowns, one for setting the time and date, and the other for adjusting the “doppiotempo” or dual time function. Since the internal rotating bezel can set a second time zone, you can rely on two There are two different dial colors, one is black and the other is green.

The watch mirror adopts a super-dome sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment. It is equipped with a Swiss-made self-winding movement with a 44-hour reserve. The hollow rotor on the back can be seen through the bronze sapphire glass sealed with 8 external screws.

Retro style cheap watch, 1938 Doppiotempo numbers, hands and markers are treated in beige with Super-Luminova luminous treatment, 24-hour indicator and red second time zone hand.

Both versions are equipped with a laser-engraved green calfskin strap with a steel tongue buckle. 1938 Doppiotempo is versatile and can be worn anytime, anywhere. Experience your adventure!