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Italian craftsmanship at the BaselWorld 2012: a luxury watch Black Swan by U-Boat

The well-known watch company U-Boat, the first watches of which were developed by Ivo Fontana in 1942 for the Italian Navy, now has firmly won its unshakable place in the watch industry, proving that the Italian watches are able to compete in all of its parameters with the Swiss, and with its design in some cases, even ahead of them. A striking proof of this is the new men's watch Black Swan by U-Boat, which the company proudly presented at the annual exhibition BaselWorld 2012. Men’s watch Black Swan is a perfect combination of wartime watch design and modern vision with luxury elements. Undoubtedly, Black Swan watch catches an eye immediately. Its quite massive elements of the case, for example company’s iconic crown on the left side of the case, look perfectly against the backdrop of black diamonds, which is literally strewn the case. Watch power reserve is provided by an automatic movement, modified for U – Boat watch functions. Massive case with diameter of 45 vv is made of 18 – carat gold (2N), polished to a gloss satin surface. Massive crown with a special protection system is located on the left side of the case, which has become the distinguish feature of all U – Boat watches. The total weight of used in this model gold is 108, 25 grams. 800 black and white diamonds (white decorate a logo), weighing 11 carats, adorn the entire watch case and even the buckle, which makes this watch a unique luxurious look. The case back, screwed with an additional eight screws, is also made of 18 - carat gold. The side of the case is decorated with a large company’s logo, which is decorated with white diamonds. Watch dial is represented with visible ruby hue. The dial is made of two superimposed dials: the first is made of 18 - carat gold, the second cut using high-tech from the composite opaque black pigment, which is widely used in the manufacture of military equipment. The dial is covered with durable high quality sapphire crystal, which is extremely resistant to various kinds of scratches. On the analog dial are displayed hour, minutes, seconds and date functions. The date aperture is located at 3 o’clock position. Hands and hour indexes are coated with fluorescent material, which ensures the readability even in absolute darkness. The watch black strap is made of alligator skin entirely by hand. The strap is equipped with a secure clasp, also made of 18 – carat gold and decorated with black diamonds. Undoubtedly, the use of noble metal and a large number of diamonds in two colors makes a men's watch Black Swan the most expensive watch of the company U-Boat. If you decide to buy Black Swan watch, you will have to pay 80, 000 Euros; perhaps, it is quite affordable price for such luxury watches. Black Swan watch is an excellent example that the Italian watches have a bright future thanks to hard work of skilled craftsmen and talented designers, in this case, thanks to legendary designer of U – Boat – Italo Fontana.

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Black Swan watch

Black Swan watch

Black Swan watch

26.03.2012

 


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U-Boat is Italian brand, the first watch which was developed by Ivo Fontana in 1942 for the Navy in Italy. Development of watches was conducted in the laboratory «Officine Fontana». The military model of Ivo Fontana has different functionality and powerful design: a large building, readable dial with Arabic numerals hypertrophied, and specific detail - crown hours, was located on the left side, which essentially allowed to win in the functionality and security. However, because of the war the Italian watches were not released to mass production. Only in 1999 they were sold. Past reputation of the company restored the grandson of Ivo Fountains - ...
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