Classico U-1001 Collection By U-BoatBy Jeffrey Hyatt
A most-striking U-Boat timepiece from creator Italo Fontana, the Classico U-1001 Collection features a water-resistance rating to withstand pressures at 1001 meters below the water’s surface. A definite sportsman’s watch, the U-1001 features automatic Swiss movement with U-Boat-engraved rotor, plus a grade 2 Titanium case with 55mm diameter, thick sapphire crystal, screw-down crown protecting cap, hinged to the case, and pressure escape valve at 8 o’clock.
The collection also is highlighted by the U-Boat black, rubber strap, with titanium engraved plate and deployante buckle. A multi-layered black dial with recessed sandwich numeral and index markers comes in photo-luminescent blue, orange or beige. There are 1001 pieces worldwide – 333 of each color. [via matt baily]