The Classico model, one of his first iconic designs, Italo Fontana, founder and designer of U-BOAT, now comes in a new version.
He added a bezel in Tungsten, more specifically tungsten carbide, the strongest natural metal to the 45 mm satin and hand finish 316L AISI stainless steel of the case. Commonly used in electrical and military applications, a small amount of tungsten can significantly increase the strength of an alloy, making the watch always polished and “unscratchable”.
In this new model, Italo focused his creativity on the change of stylistic details on the black dial. Along with luminescent beige hands and markers of few hours (4,8,12), the watch boasts on the dial a long vertical window showing the date of today as well as yesterday and tomorrow and still on the dial an additional counter showing the anti and post meridian.
The see-through case back is protected by transparent sapphire crystal skillfully cut with U shape of U-BOAT. This timepiece features an Innovative and patented crown release system at 8 o’clock for easy time and date setting.
Model: 8079 CLASSICO 45 AS 1 LW
U-28 automatic mechanical, personalized to U-BOAT specifications for stem to be positioned at 9 o’clock
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hz
Power reserve: 38 hours
Date, hours, minutes, seconds, 24 hour indicator
Stainless steel 316L AISI, satin hand finish, distinguishing crown on left side, with a pa-tented protective device
Diameter 45 mm
Bezel ring in polished tungsten
Crystal: thick sapphire crystal, scratch-proof and anti-reflective
Case back: sealed with seven external screws, opening U-shaped sapphire crystal with movement view
Water Resistance: 100 mt, 10 ATM
Black with luminous beige hands and markers
Handmade from hand-finished dark brown calf leather
Stainless steel tongue buckle
Width: 20/20 mm. 8079