Italo Fontana, creator of U-BOAT watches, makes exceptional timepieces using the classic steel to the more technological magnesium, as well as bronze, gold, silver and ceramic. The latest U-BOAT Chimera comes in a new case material featuring forged carbon fibre, employed in Aeronautics, making it extremely resistant yet surprisingly light weight. The way the fibres are placed in the case mould are what makes each watches unique.
The case has a marbled look. Each watch is unique because the carbon fibers are distributed in a random manner in the mould. When the material is compressed under heating, it evolves in an unpredictable way. The watch is combined with a distressed calf leather strap that has been hand finished using traditional artisan techniques, and boasts a GMT complication.