Italo Fontana Creator of U-BOAT, following the motto “ Freedom in creation," loves to try things out without being influenced by the market or the competition. Therefore he never puts any limit to his creativity even in terms of materials. The new 46 Chimera is crafted in titanium and carbon, two of the toughest materials in the world and extremely lightweight.
The distinctive and iconic case of the Chimera, for this model in titanium grade 5, features a bezel in forged carbon fibre placed in the case mould in a way that makes each watches unique and, from an aesthetic point of view, a marbled effect, satiny and soft to the touch. Each watch is unique because the carbon fibers are distributed in a random manner in the mold. When the material is compressed under heating, it evolves in an unpredictable way.
U-77 automatic chronograph modified and elaborated at U-BOAT specification
Frequency 28.800 vibration per hour, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 48 hours, 25 jewels
Personalised rotor, in silver 925, built with a base and 3 bridges fixed with blued screws
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, counter 24 (a.m. - p.m.), date
Case body, back case, bezel ring in forged carbon, characterised by high strength and lightness
Components in titanium
Diameter 46 mm
Crystal: antireflection sapphire fumè curved glass on the face and flat on the back of the timepiece.
Water resistance: 50 mt, 5 ATM.
Skeleton dial with four superimposed levels, with the last layer made of laser cut fine stainless steel wire mesh, partially revealing the movement
Superluminova beige index
Laser cut hour and minute hands. Hands treated with superluminova
Counter AM/PM with red hand
Handmade and hand finished calf leather, carefully selected and processed following the traditional handcrafted techniques, which give the strap a naturally distressed feel and look
Tongue buckle in titanium. Width: 20/22 mm.
Limited Edition of 888 Units