U-Boat luxury watches by Italo Fontana are precision watches that are handcrafted in Italy. They were originally designed in 1942 for U-boat officers and Italian Air Force pilots and were intended to be easy to read but hard to destroy. Italo Fontana's grandfather, Ilvo Fontana was asked by the Italian Navy to create a watch that was large enough to be seen under any light or weather condition, but the order was never finalized. The designs were kept in the family for over 60 years.
In the year 2000, Italo Fontana used the designs to launch these incredible luxury watches. The company began a meteoric rise to popularity in 2002, especially for people interested in military-type watches because of their strength and bold designs.
U-Boat luxury watches have found great popularity with men who love the look and feel of a bold military-style watch.
There are six main collections of U-Boat luxury watches. The Limited collections include the 'U-1942', based on the original designs. The 'U-Boat Classico', 'U-Boat Meccanico', and 'U-Boat Automatico' are also styles included in this collection. These styles are limited to anywhere from 1001 units to only 30 units. As you can see, if you are looking for a collector's watch that has bold styling, mechanical movement, and the personalized U-Boat specifications, then this is the collection for you.
The 18k Gold collection includes the most famous 'U-Boat Flightdeck Chronograph' models, as well as some 'U-Boat' models. Each has an 18k Gold bezel or crown or both. The 'U-Boat Sterling Silver' collection includes the 'Flightdeck' as well, so you can choose your favorite precious metal. The 'U-Boat Classico' collection has many models besides the limited editions and the gold models. These include automatic mechanical movement, and some also include a chronograph feature. As with all of the U-Boat luxury watches, these include the specially designed date display and the stem at the 9 o'clock position.
The 'U-Boat Flightdeck' collection is easily the most well-known of the U-Boat luxury watches. This bold chronograph comes in a variety of face colors and bezel materials. There are also options with the band materials and colors. Each is oversized and bold with large numerals on the face. They also use a special hook-latching mechanism connected to the stem. The final collection is the 'Thousands of Feet' series. These have a uniquely shaped case and also come in a variety of materials. The man who is adventurous will love the look of any of these luxury watches, as they make a very bold statement.
* https://www.essential-watches.com/ sells only 100% Authentic U-Boat watches, but is not and does not claim to be an Authorized Dealer of ANY brand advertised on our website including U-Boat. Because we are not an Authorized Dealer for U-Boat, we can not advertise their watches as "brand new". For all intents and purposes, the watches we sell are USED, but are in immaculate - perfect - never sold condition. We specialize in discounting only the highest-grade 100% Authentic Swiss and German timepieces. We trust these timepieces to be of such high caliber that we warranty all "unworn condition" watches for a period of 2 years unless it is sold as a used watch, and in that case, you will receive a 1 year warranty. You CAN NOT expect and WILL NOT receive the factory U-Boat warranty on any watch we advertise. We are the sole warrantor of ALL Brands sold on our website.
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