Thursday, March 5, 2015

U-BOAT Phoenix

Along with other novelties, Italian luxury watch brand U-BOAT will unveil at Baselworld 2015 a unique selection of watches.Five “ultra-rare” masterpieces conceived by Italo Fontana, the Creator of U-BOAT. Developed on designs currently in collection such as the Classico, the Flightdeck and the Chimera; these custom produced watches have been meticulously hand finished.
Each watch is fully hand crafted in a different artisanal way, so each piece of the same design looks unique as it is personalized for each customer. Great example of fine Italian handiwork, they boast precious and selected materials such as Gold and Sterling Silver, treated with traditional but also advanced and unusual techniques: acid baths, IP and DLC treatments, “martellée” finishing, etc. Precious stones, like full diamond pavé and baguette cut rubies, have been set in order to turn these watches into Jewellery masterpieces.
One of the five is the Phoenix, developed on the Classico design. This limited edition chronograph features a mother-pearl dial. Its 48mm case, received “martellée” finishing and it has been partially drilled, in order to create small cracks in the sterling silver 925 material. The small cracks have been patiently filled by Italian craftsmen with 180 black diamonds. Jewellery watch with full U-BOAT identity it boasts a central horn welded to the case locking to this a precious handmade and hand finished calf brown leather strap.
Technical details
Case and dial
Classico sterling silver case, 48 mm diameter
Crown on the left side with a special protective device and push buttons in sterling silver
Thin fissures have been patiently drilled on the case
Black diamonds have been set in the small cracks
On the chrono pusher a black diamond has been set
 “Martellée” finished case
Sapphire, highly resistant
Mother pearl dial
Black diamonds set backwards inside the bezel
50 meters water resistance

Movement
U-77 movement, automatic mechanical chronograph modified and personalized at U-BOAT specifications

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph 60s, counter 12 at 12, counter 30 minutes at 6

Strap
Vintage brown calf lather strap
“Martellée” silver buckle and fissures filled with diamonds

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