Italo Fontana announces the launch of Stratos, the first U-BOAT watch with a “strategic” thickness.
Unlike the usual U-BOAT creations, Stratos is a watch with a smaller size and extremely flat. The Classico is no doubt one of the most iconic designs conceived by Italo Fontana. This time he unveils two versions of Classico, named Stratos, in sizes 45mm and size 40mm but scaled down to an unusual thickness respectively of 11,70mm and 9,50mm.
Both the Stratos watches are in stainless steel featuring distinguishing patented crown on left side, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating is secured to the case through a bezel in polished tungsten, the hardest of all metals, and boasting a serial number plate is fixed on the side of the case.
The back of the case is sealed with seven external screws, opening U-shaped sapphire fumé crystal to admire the movement. The Stratos is hand winding in the version 40mm and automatic mechanical in the bigger version with an additional counter of the 24 hours of the day.
The dial is composed of two superimposed layers, in the version 45mm, and three layers in the smaller version with the upper one in black with luminous beige hands and indexes. Last but not least in both the Stratos models a handmade and hand-finished alligator leather strap, in black for the 45mm and dark brown for the 40mm, with stainless steel tongue buckle.