Established in 2001 by Italo Fontana who was inspired by his grandfather’s drawings of a Frogman’s wrist watch for the Italian navy, U-Boat is a brand that already commands widespread respect for its groundbreaking designs and painstaking quality improvements. Every U-Boat timepiece is individually handcrafted in Italy by skilled watchmakers who are dedicated to the most minute level of precision engineering and finishing. From the manufacturing to the final assembly of U-Boat watches, it is evident that the brand takes its commitment to quality, aesthetics and durability very seriously.
U-Boat Classico Vintage 40mm Ref. 8891
Today, we introduce the U-Boat CLASSICO 40MM VINTAGE to broaden the repertoire of both seasoned and amateur watch collectors.
Starting things off, the 40mm diameter case which comes with a flat anti-reflective sapphire crystal, is made up of AISI 316L steel that has multi-finished polishings. Staying true to its “CLASSICO” roots, it bestows a distinguishing “destro” crown on the left side in which harkens back to the hey days where field watches were once designed to be water-proof based off canteen bottles. Therefore, it has a water resistance of 100 meters where you can enjoy both swashbuckling land and underwater adventures while able to look at the time clearly and conveniently. The back of the watch is carefully sealed with a U-cut sapphire crystal as well as 6 screws, ensuring maximum durability in various environmental conditions.
AISI 316L steel with distinguishing crown on left side
Besides, the minimalistic dial is made up of gray metal with soleil treatment, as well as light metal spheres with beige superluminova, to ensure a seamless reading of the time. Cladding this clean dial layout the watch simply accentuates more towards a modernistic approach by the brand. Topping the dial off is that the watch’s functions also contain essential data pertaining to the hours, minutes, seconds, date and day.
Moreover, this timepiece contains a Sellita based caliber which clads 26 jewels and is powered by an automatic winding with in-house technical specifications, thus guaranteeing a decent power reserve of 44 hours.
Sealed with 6 screws and U-cut sapphire crystal
Look forward to the classic look of the timepiece with its black strap with in laser-cut leather aged with natural processes. This strap, with a steel tongue buckle, handmade in Tuscany by expert craftsmen and boasts a width of 20/18 mm.
As the brand mentioned, the all new CLASSICO 40mm VINTAGE has both identity and elegance that reflect the fundamental elements characterizing the CLASSICO models. A clean style, inspired by retro lines reinterpreted in contemporary key, all in a perfect 40mm. Collectors who prefer a clean-cut style with unique vintage vibes would certainly not be disappointed with this timepiece.
Swiss automatic winding with U-BOAT technical specifications. Custom skeletonized rotor. Frequency 28,800 vibrations / hour power reserve 44 hours. 26 rubies.
Gray metal with soleil treatment. Light metal spheres with beige superluminova.
AISI 316L steel
Distinguishing crown on left side.
Highest quality sapphire, with anti-reflective treatment.
Black, in laser-cut leather aged with natural process. Handmade in Tuscany by expert craftsmen. Seams in waxed cotton. Width: 20/18 mm. Strap: ref. 9196. Steel tongue buckle. Buckle: ref. 7019 / SCREWS