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