U-Boat launches 2 Classic 42 Tungsten watches –

U-Boat is launching 2 new watches in its Classico range with two new ones in a beige or black dial, now sporting a smaller 42mm case.

Information on the press release with comment in italics.

New: U-Boat launches 2 Classic 42 Tungsten watches

The selling price of new U-Boat Classico 42 Tungsteno Ref. 8892 and 8893 is fixed at 3000 EUR with Italian VAT;

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U-Boat is an Italian brand based in Tuscany. The watches are generally very large, ranging from 45mm to 50mm and often seen as a different take on Italian dive watches than brands like Panerai. Designed by founder and creative director Italo Fontana, the Classico range is a collection that U-Boat describes as one that “takes elegance to a whole new level”. In our opinion, we won’t accuse any of U-Boat’s creations of being so elegant by any stretch of the imagination. Although at 42mm, this novelty is a bit smaller than the Classico series watchesif we don’t include a model identified as Stratos in 40mm.

The series has a strong aesthetic that we would describe as rugged and tough tool watch. The design is from the Classico collection is a destro arrangement with the crown to the left at 9 o’clock. The crown is protected by a patented crown protection system, similar but different to that found on Panerai. The guard is actually a huge crown cap, which is attached by a metal hinge at 7 o’clock and can be unscrewed to reveal the real crown. Although it’s a kind of armor that can offer some protection to the crown, we think the design is not particularly elegant.

The crown guard opened to reveal the actual crown of the U-Boar Chimera. The same system is used on the Classico.

It is also worth noting that the model name says Tungsteno, which translates to Tungsten in Italian, leads us to believe that the case is made of tungsten. However, only the bezel is tungsten and not the entire case which is stainless steel in this new 42mm Classico case.

The case seems very sturdy, but the water resistance is only rated at 100m. The movement is only specified as Swiss automatic winding Caliber STP 1-11. This leads us to assume that the movement is Swiss technology production (a Fossil company) and a derivative of the ubiquitous Sellita SW200-1/ETA 2824-1. The basic specifications – dimensions, number of jewels, power reserve all line up. U-Boat specifies a custom rotor that is skeletonized to bear the U-Boat logo. However, the STP spec sheet for the C. 1-11 states that the movement is time only with date and without the 24 hour indicator found on the U-Boat Classico 42. We don’t know if it is this is a special model. modification specified by U-Boat.

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The House of Lucca reinterprets its Classico model in two versions, beige and black, with a case size reduced to 42 mm, tungsten bezel, glass back and visible movement.

A classic is eternal and when the design becomes iconic, it would be a mortal sin to change it.

U-BOAT once again offers its famous Classico model, characterized by clean and essential lines, with a 42 mm AISI 316L steel case and a polished tungsten bezel.

The Classico model now comes in two dial versions, black and beige, with indexes and numerals treated with SuperLuminova, on which stands an additional 24-hour counter.

On the solid glass back, fixed to the case by 6 screws which guarantee the water resistance of the watch up to 100 meters deep, a central porthole allows you to see the movement and the skeletonized rotor customized by the brand.

A laser-engraved leather strap, aged through a natural process and handcrafted in Tuscany by expert craftsmen, completes the look of both watches, with an innate class and elegance, making them suitable for any type. of outfit.

Specifications of the U-Boat 8892 CLASSIC 42 TUNGSTENO

MOVEMENT
Swiss automatic winding with U-BOAT technical specifications. Custom skeleton rotor. Frequency 28,800 vibrations/hour power reserve 44 hours. 26 jewels. PTS 1-11

CASE
In AISI 316L steel with polished tungsten bezel. Diameter 42mm.

DIAL
Three-layered beige dial with visible ruby. Indexes and numerals treated with black superluminova, spheres in light metal, painted in beige, with black superluminova OR three-layer black dial with visible ruby. Indexes and numerals treated with beige superluminova, spheres in light metal, painted black, with beige superluminova.

THE WATER RESISTANCE 100 meters, 10 ATM.

FUNCTIONS
hours, minutes, seconds, date, 24-hour counter.

RETURN
mineral glass sealed with 6 screws.

CRYSTAL
Very high quality sapphire with anti-reflective treatment.

WEBBING
laser engraved and aged with natural leather and dark brown color. Handmade in Tuscany by expert craftsmen, with a careful selection of leathers and materials and entirely Italian manufacturing. Waxed cotton seams. Shiny steel pin buckle. width: 20 / 18mm. Strap: ref. 9355 / Z loop: 7019

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