Tuesday, March 22, 2016

U-BOAT Chimera Skeleton Titanium Limited Edition

Following the great success of the Baselworld 2015 novelty, the Chimera 46 Skeleton watch, U-BOAT unveils a new version of the watch in grade 5 titanium.

Chimera Skeleton Titanium is a perfect example of the creativity of Italo Fontana, creator of U-Boat, in one of the strongest materials and extremely lightweight. The watch, features a totally skeletonized movement visible from the sapphire crystal and caseback. The special “Squelette” U-77 Valjoux Top Soigne automatic movement by AROLA is modified and highly decorated.
The bezel, case and caseback are locked together by external tubing that ensures water resistance to 100 meters. Additionally, the patented sculpted pusher enables the wearer to eject the inner crown from its recessed position for setting of time. The watch offers chronograph functions, hours, minutes and seconds. In this model Italo also added an additional fourth counter showing the 24 hours of the day and marked by a little red hand.

Technical details
Movement
Special Squelette U-77 Valjoux Top Soigné movement, automatic mechanical chronograph modified and personalized at U-BOAT specifications
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours
25 jewels

Functions
hours, minutes, small seconds, 24 hours, chronograph 60s, counter 12 at 12, counter 30minutes at 6, counter 24 (a.m. - p.m.) at 7.

Case

Grade 5 titanium case, 46 mm diameter
Distinguishing crown on left side, with a patented protective device
The bezel and the back of the case are locked together by external tubing and a customised key that ensures absolute water resistance
Personalized rotor in sterling silver consisting of three bridges locked through 3 blue screws
Oversized crown cover for an easy manipulation, secured on the case, positioned at 9 o’clock
Chrono-pusher with milling on the external surface
A side window offers the display of the balance wheel movement
Crystal: Sapphire curved glass on the face and flat on the back of the timepiece
Water resistance: 100 mt, 10 ATM

Dial
Squelette dial on three levels, spheres treated with white Luminova

Strap
Handmade and hand finished leather strap
Titanium tongue buckle

Limited Edition
150 Units

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