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Italo Fontana creates a new version of Chimera Day-Date through a Lily crest on the dial.


The emblem of Florence, called “fleur de lis flowered," is the symbol of the city since the eleventh century. Standard bearer of the “Made in Tuscany” values and born in Lucca, medieval city just few kilometers from Florence, Italo Fontana, the Creator of U-BOAT, decides to pay a tribute to his homeland. The U-BOAT watch to spell out both the date and day of the week on its dial, the Chimera Day-Date, either in the two versions, bronze and stainless steel, now boasts another edition. On the two versions of dial of the “Chimera Day-Date Giglio," dark brown and black, Italo decides to add the “fleur de Lis” crest, respectively in bronze and silver color, as well as on the vintage leather strap, all handcrafted by Florentine artisans. Two different cases, both 46 mm diameter, one in stainless steel and one in naturally aged bronze in which the bezel and the back of the case are locked together by external tubing and a customized key that ensures absolute water-proofing. In the bronze version, the dark brown dial has been laser cut, hand brushed on the surface , painted in the central joint one more time in bronze color and then brushed again, all by hand. In the stainless steel version instead, the two superimposed dials are in black and their bâton hands, laser cut, have been treated with superluminova. Last but not least to Chimera Day-Date Giglio it has been applied the patented system for the retrieval of the watch crown, enabling greater ease of adjustment for both date, time and from now on day in its entirety.

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