The U-Boat U-65 Pocket Watch is the latest creation by Italo Fontana the creative mind behind the U-Boat watches. There has been a recent trend for modern interpretations of the pocket watch, for example the Urwerk UR-1001 or Oakley Full Metal Jacket. Italo Fontana was inspired to create a pocket watch by nostalgia he felt for some of the formal and informal clothing from the past and came up U-Boats first pocket watch.
The result is a futuristic pocket watch with a U-Boat identity and a nice balance between functionality, fashion and design. Its constructed from ‘aircraft quiality’ titanium and features three time zones as well as a chronograph. The chain is fastened via an exclusive bayonet system. A limited edition of 99 pieces, no word on pricing yet.
U-BOAT U-65 Pocket Watch Technical details.
Width: 54 Mm Length: 80 Mm Height: 17 Mm
3 time zones given by 3 ETA-manufactured movements, two 2671 movements and a 7750 movement, all with top grade finishing and exclusive 925 silver rotor.
Chain fastening by exclusive bayonet system with assisted action and safetyblock.
Retractable 2671 adjustment crowns and release system with 2 side safety buttons.
7750 crown extraction facilitated by a lever near the chrono buttons.
Case, bezel, back and chain made from grade 5 aircraft quality titanium.
Accessory components made from AISI 315 I steel.
2 profiled sapphire glasses, 2 mm thick.
140 total components in case (excluding movements). 78 components in chain.
3-level 7750 dial with CNC machined components. 2-level 2671 dials.
Total Case Weight: 210 gr.
Total Chain + Snap-Hook Weight: 45 gr.