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Italo Fontana introduces the Chimera 46 SS Skeleton

01.09.2015

The focal piece of a traditional watch is the front that holds the hands for marking time and normally placed against a solid background. Italo Fontana, creator of U-BOAT, stripped off this from the Chimera 46 Skeleton, leaving the inner workings of the watch on display. The distinctive and iconic case of the Chimera in AISI 316 plus blackened stainless steel, featuring bezel, body and caseback held together with screwed pins, today boasts a new “industrial” appeal. A highly decorated automatic movement is visible through the transparent front as well as the caseback like in the previous models. Under the optic thick and flat sapphire glass, ready to be admired is the U-77 Valjoux Top Soignè movement, automatic mechanical modified and personalized at U-BOAT specifications with black screws. This chronograph movement, reliable and accurate in performance, is a signature of U-Boat’s limited editions that distinguishes them from the standard models. U-BOAT means always innovation, in this model Italo also added an additional fourth counter showing the 24 hours of the day and marked by a little red hand. Last but not least the innovative and patented sculpted pusher to eject the inner-crown from its recessed position, enabling ease of adjustment for both date and time.

88 items limited edition.


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