U-Boat Watches - Back in 1942 the "Officine Fontana" was poised to produce a professional watch for the distinguished officers of its navys U-Boats.
Though the project was ultimately scrapped, the distinctive original drawings, color samples and innovative materials were lovingly preserved for more than 60 years. In 2000, Italo Fontana, a cousin of the watchmakers late founder, made a long held company dream come true with the launch of todays inspired U-Boat brand.
U-Boat watches, just like their original namesake, are bold, aggressive and oversized. These timepieces embodied force and style and revealed the unique personality of the man behind the revival, Italo Fontana.
History of U Boat Watches
Behind every U-Boat watch creation there is a story of inspiration. U-Boat build watches for its pilots in the Italian Navy. U-Boat came across designs, which were to become the source of inspiration for the creation of the first U-Boat watch. Master watchmakers handcraft all of the U-Boat watches in Italy.
U-Boat watches are designed and marketed in luxury Limited Edition pieces, every watch is unique and distinctive for their large crown wheel. The U- Boat watches are bold, aggressive, oversized and very collectable.
The U-Boat Classico watch is a classic U-Boat with the unique left hook. The U-Boat Classico watches are available in various sizes from 40mm to 53mm with easy read and bold dials.
The U-Boat Flightdeck watches are easy to read bold chronographs, much like the U-Boat Classico, the U-Boat Flightdeck watches also have a distinctive hook latching system.
The U-Boat Flightdeck watches are available in 45mm and 50mm with black and cream dials.
The U-Boat Chimera watches special features also include super imposed dials, which are treated with composite pigments. The U-Boat Chimera watch collection have some watches with naturally aged bronze effect and second hands in bronze color, hand brushed.