Monday, July 11, 2016

U-BOAT Chimera 43 B&B Mother of Pearl

Completely handcrafted in Italy, like all U-BOAT creations, Chimera 43 B&B Mother of Pearl is a perfect example of the creativity of Italo Fontana. This version of Chimera is an astonishing new Steampunk design and seems straight from the world of a Jules Verne or HG Wells novels.
The 43 mm case is in naturally aged bronze and crafted in AISI 316 plus stainless steel with subsequent PVD coating treatment. Under the optical sapphire glass on the face, the dial consists of three superimposed layers, one in pure mother of pearl with varnished metal parts.
The bezel, case and case-back 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 and date.
The watch offers date, hours, minutes, seconds as well as a laser cut 24 hour indicator. To finish an entirely handmade strap in naturally aged leather with finishes made with waxed cotton and Stainless steel buckle with PVD coating.

Technical details
Model: 8069 CHIMERA 43 B&B MOTHER OF PEARL

Movement
U-28 automatic mechanical, modified and personalized to U-BOAT specifications for stem position at 9 o’clock
Personalized rotor, in silver, built with a base and 3 bridges fixed with blued screws
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve: 38 hours
25 jewels

Functions
Date, hours, minutes, seconds, 24 hour indicator

Case
43 mm diameter case in naturally aged bronze and AISI 316 plus stainless steel with sub-sequent PVD coating treatment
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-proofing
Crystal: optical sapphire glass on the face and flat on the back of the timepiece, fumé
Water resistance: 100 meters, 10 ATM

Dial
Three superimposed dials in mother of pearl with varnished metal parts.
Hands: laser cut 24 hour, hours, minutes and second hands, hand brushed on the surface, bronze colour.

Strap
Entirely handmade strap in naturally aged leather
Finishes made with waxed cotton
Stainless steel buckle with PVD coating, width 20/20

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