Wednesday, May 20, 2015

U-BOAT “TIPO”

Italian word for type, exemplar, model; “TIPO” is the new creation conceived by Italo Fontana, the Creator of U-BOAT. Introduced at Baselworld 2015 this is completely a new design for U-BOAT, and new horizon to explore for its designer. The watch boasts the same U-BOAT identity and temper of all the other creations but with a completely new shape. It features a new-patented system for the crown lock with a support and a slide pusher protecting the crown from the water pressure, accidental impact and activation.
The 50 mm case with a never seen before shape consists of three parts with a bezel locked to the sapphire glass by a new Cross Lock system with two huge screws. The watch comes in two versions: Titanium and Bronze case (18,6 mm thickness) both featuring details with subsequent PVD treatment.
Furthermore the two different TIPOs are also available in version 01 and 02: black dial and beige both with indexes and numbers in brown Luminova.

473-7901 TIPO 01 BRONZE BK BR
Case
50 mm bronze case (18,6 mm thickness) features titanium details with subsequent PVD treatment consists of three parts ( Case, Bezel and Back) with a bezel locked to the sapphire glass The bezel is locked by the Cross Lock system consisting of two giant screws, pushing the bezel, and one element pushing in the other direction the bezel against the case.
Case back attached by six screws.
Crown on the left side with a special protective device. New patented system for the crown lock with a support and a slide pusher protecting the crown from the water pressure, accidental impact and activation (patent pending).
100 meters water resistance.

Movement & Functions
ETA 2836-2 movement
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date and day of the week

Dial
Available with two different dials: Black dial with indexes in brown luminova, beige with indexes and numbers in brown luminova (code 7901).

Strap
Code 4330 U-Boat Vintage strap in handmade and hand finished calf leather, carefully selected and processed following the traditional artisan handcrafted techniques used in the 1800’s, which give the straps a naturally distressed feel and look. Tongue buckles in bronze. Width: 23/22 mm.

Edition
Limited edition of 299 units

7900-7472 TIPO 01 TITANIO
Case
50 mm Titanium case (18,6 mm thickness) features details with subsequent PVD treatment consists of three parts (Case, Bezel and Back) with a bezel locked to the sapphire glass. The bezel is locked by the Cross Lock system consisting of two giant screws, pushing the bezel, and one element pushing in the other direction the bezel against the case.
Case back attached by six screws.
Crown on the left side with a special protective device. New patented system for the crown lock with a support and a slide pusher protecting the crown from the water pressure, accidental impact and activation (patent pending).
100 meters water resistance

Movement & Functions
ETA 2836-2 movement
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date and day of the week

Dial
Available with two different dials: Black dial with indexes in brown luminova, beige with indexes and numbers in brown luminova (code 7900).

Strap
Code 4330 U-Boat Vintage strap in hand made and hand finished calf leather, carefully selected and processed following the traditional artisan handcrafted techniques used in the 1800’s, which give the straps a naturally distressed feel and look. Tongue buckles in bronze. Width: 23/22 mm.

Edition
Limited edition of 299 units

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