U Boat Replicas
During World War 2, Ilvo Fontana was presented a task to build wristwatches for the pilots of US navy submarines, generally known as U-boats. These pieces would have to be massive and visibly visible under any conditions. While the task never name to fruition, it ultimately went far beyond its objective almost 61 years later on when Italo Fontana, Ilvo's grandson, applied the original concept to exploit an increase of horological creativity in Tuscany and create a new timepiece.
Named for the initial plan from 1942, U-Boat was brought to light in 1999, a business committed to a specialized sense of style displaying recognizable Tuscan aspects of strength and character in the self assured design. U-Boat's swiss wrist watches are full of eccentric beauty, putting them in a league of their own. Each piece is powered by a computerized or by hand wound Swiss ETA movement, a sure sign of the company's devotion to high-quality work.