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Italo Fontana adds Tungsten to the Chimera Net watch


Following the introduction of the pre-Baselworld novelty Chimera Net, Italo Fontana, Creator of U-BOAT decides to explore the concept even further. Based on the quintessential Chimera, the Chimera Net Tungsten features a 46 mm case constructed of steel. The bezel and the back of the case are locked together by external tubing and a customized key that ensures absolute water resistance. Bezel ring is in polished tungsten, the strongest of natural metals. It is often used in electrical and military applications, where even a small amount can significantly increase the strength of an alloy. The dial consists of three superimposed discs with the last layer made of a laser cut fine wire mesh in stainless steel which allows the movement to be half-seen. Under the curved sapphire glass on the face and visible from the small window on a side of the watch a U-77 top Soigné with black screws, rhodium plated, automatic mechanical chronograph personalized to U-BOAT specifications. The back of the case boasts a personalized 925 sterling silver rotor rhodium plated and fixed with blued screws. Furthermore nestled between the instantly recognizable left hand crown and its crown guard, a patented sculpted pusher can be depressed to eject the inner-crown from its recessed position and enabling ease of adjustment for both the date and time. The watch is in a limited edition of only 300 pieces.

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