Basel Review New Watches from U-Boat


U-42 'B and B'

The U-Boat U-42 'B and B' features a double superimposed dial: one bronze, one black. The hands are bronze coloured, and the 53 mm case is made from titanium treated with IP Black coating.

The watch has a bidirectional rotating bezel, locked with a lever on the right-hand side of the case. The 12 o'clock ball indicator on the bezel is made of ceramic, and the strap is handmade dark brown calf leather. It is water resistant to 300 metres.
The U-42 'B and B' features automatic mechanical movement with 40 hour power reserve, and is limited to 300 pieces. Price information to follow.

U-42 GMT

The new U-Boat U-42 GMT is based on a watch developed by U-Boat founder Italo Fontana's grandfather for the Italian Navy in 1942. The watch offers a triple time zone function. It has a 53 mm titanium case, black brass dial and brass hands, and a handcrafted brown leather strap.

The U-42 GMT has automatic mechanical movement and a power reserve of 48 hours. It is water resistant to 300 metres, and a titanium plate positioned on the strap offers the option of personalisation. This model is a limited edition of 300 pieces.

U-51 Bronze

The new Bronze U-51 has a solid bronze case with a dual-layer dial: a dark brown stencil over a solid bronze dial. It has a 'sandwich' style case, held together by bars at the sides.
The watch is expected to cost around £6,000, and will be a limited edition. An early preview of the Bronze U-51 can be seen in our exclusive YouTube video: