The Baselworld 2010 exhibition is coming and awaited, first of all because of novelties that will be definitely presented at this great event. U-Boat, the famous Italo Fontana’s brand is going to present the new U-42 model that is described as “ the new and exclusive creation by the designer Italo Fontana”. It is still a secret what this watch model is, the only thing that can be guessed is that the watches come in a steel box that is decorated with a big gem.
If you steel don’t know what the U-Boat watch brand is, than you really should know more about this company. U-Boat was founded by Italo Fontana – the famous designer who is known in all over the world for his revolutionary watches. Among U-Boat watches you will not find pretty and glamorous watches, however, you will find watches that will amaze you by their interesting design and fantastic accuracy.
One of the greatest U-Boat collections is the Thousands of Feet collection. As you know U-Boat is a series of Germany submarines of the times of the World War II. Watches that are inspired by submarines are not a novelty. . The one who wants to make such a watch attractive and even shocking must have a great talent. Italo Fontano spent 7 years on development of this collection and in the end the collection was released in close collaboration with Mounir Moufarrige. While creating U-Boat watches Italo Fontano had two goals – to provide high watet resistance of the case and high readability of the dial in any conditions.
The U-Boat Thousands of feet watches are designed for diving, however you should not think that these watches are waterproof at such an enormous depth. In fact the model is waterproof at the depth of 100-300 meters. At the same time the watch has a very reliable movement – ЕТА 6497 with manual winding.
Thousands of feet are made contrary to all laws of watch design. They look like real instruments from the time of the World War II – unscrewed from one of the control panels of a submarine. U-Boat watches are the greatest among big and brutal watches. On their background all other watches look too small and too feminine.