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THE POLIZIA DI STATO CELEBRATES ITS 170TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A LIMITED EDITION U-BOAT WATCH

U-47 and Darkmoon watches to honour 170 years of Polizia Di Stato

On the occasion of the celebration of the 170th anniversary of its foundation, the Polizia di Stato, the principal Italian police force, in partnership with U-BOAT has created a limited edition watch from the U-47 Classic model. The watches produced in only 170 pieces and numbered from 0 to 170 bear the “brand” of the Polizia di Stato on the dial.

Darkmoon models for the 170 anniversary of Polizia di Stato

The partnership with the Lucca company then continues with the production of an exclusive serial watch, also dedicated to the Force, with the official logo on the dial and the same colors and styles, but developed on the basis of the innovative and iconic Darkmoon model.

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A SECOND FLORENTINE FLAGSHIP STORE FOR U-BOAT

THE “MADE IN TUSCANY” WATCH BRAND STRIKES AGAIN!

By cutting the ribbon of the boutique in the very central and refined Via Strozzi at number 28r, Italo Fontana doubles the presence of the brand in the Renaissance capital with a new store that will flank the iconic Ponte Vecchio boutique.
 
Two points of reference in the vibrant center of Florentine high-spending shopping, a further step in the brand’s retail development plan as well a contribution to a general push for rebirth.

THE NEW BOUTIQUE IS LOCATED IN THE VERY CENTRAL AND REFINED "VIA DEGLI STROZZI" AT NUMBER 28R.

The brand, which has always distinguished itself for freedom of movement and initiative, continues its retail development with this opening without being too intimidated and conditioned by the economic situation and at the same time providing its contribution to a general push for rebirth.
 
With a consolidated presence in over 60 countries around the world, through a massive network of retailers and several flagship stores in cities such as Rome, Moscow, Beirut and Baku; U-BOAT will offer a double chance to Florentines and to the expected tourists, Italian and foreign, of the city of lily to appreciate the brand’s watch collections.
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“A NEW DIMENSION IN TIME” IN THE NEW CHIMERA 60 WATCH ONLY 10 PIECES

LIMITED EDITION ONLY 10 PIECES!

Coming in a 10 pieces limited edition, Chimera 60 celebrates Italo Fontana’s passion for large-sized watches along with the most pure and recognizable identity from U-BOAT’s design.
 
Chimera 60 is designed to fulfill the wishes of those who seek uniqueness in complications, an unexpected detail. A watch of great character, showing strength and sturdiness.

BECAUSE SIZE MATTERS

The designer of the largest wristwatch ever made replicates himself with a Chimera of great power and visual impact. One of the most iconic U-BOAT models, in 60 mm aged bronze, for those who want to stand out with something truly unique and exclusive.
 
Only 10 pieces in the world available just on-line in the official U-Store and alternatively in the Rome and Florence boutiques!
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U-BOAT DESIGN AND TUSCAN CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE NEW “FIRENZE” AND “ROMA” WATCHES

ITALIAN EXCELLENCE


Following the success of the two special editions “Rome” and “Florence”, Italo Fontana launches other Limited Edition versions in honour of the two cities this time in aged bronze and 925 silver providing them with even more unicity and sturdiness. Prides of the finest goldsmith manufacture, testified by the impressive chisel works that fill the sides of the two cases with low reliefs, the two watches are re-proposed with new stylistic features. 
 
A collection of unique watches, born from the inspiration and love of Italo Fontana for his country and its extraordinary beauties. A celebration of Italian culture and creative ingenuity beyond any geographical limit. A rare example of fine watchmaking joined to the fine Tuscan silver manufacturing. The watch becomes a work of art and not just a jewel to wear.
 

ARTISANAL MASTERPIECES IN A LIMITED EDITION OF 88 PIECES!


Every one of these creations, entirely made by hand, differs imperceptibly from the other for small manufacture details, for this reason they are all 1/88 as laser engraved on each dial. Indexes and numbers in relief, respectively in silver and bronze. 45 mm case, in the two noble metals. In the Florentine version, Ponte Vecchio bridge is extended over one side and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore on the opposite. In the Rome version the Colosseum on one side and the faćade of St. Peter’s Basilica on the other.
 

EXCLUSIVE WATCHES


These unique creations, aimed at celebrating Tuscan creativity and craftsmanship, as well as Italian beauty and its monuments, literally sold like hot cakes in the previous version. Due to their uniqueness, these watches are available exclusively in U-BOAT boutiques in Rome and Florence and on the official website.
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NEW CLASSICO U-47 IN BRONZE, THE CELEBRATION OF A SUCCESS.

After the success of the Classico U-47, Italo Fontana adds to the range a new version, also in 47 mm, in bronze.

The passion of the Tuscan designer for this material has solid roots. An ancient and needful material for humanity, so much to mark deeply one of the periods of human history: the Bronze Age. A metal alloy resistant to corrosion is often used in arms and arts industry.

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U-BOAT CAPSOIL, OIL IMMERSION

“From pure reporter of time to motor of the future, this is the heart of the new CAPSOIL model”.

Starts with these words Italo Fontana, founder and designer of U-BOAT, the presentation of his latest creation. Available in chronograph and solotempo versions, CAPSOIL, whose electromechanics is completely immersed in an oil bath, revolutionises the concept of U-BOAT creations, while retaining the brand’s strong exclusive personality. “CAPSOIL goes beyond the boundaries of traditional design, combining innovative features with retro-style lines, which prove it as a one of a kind in the world watch market.” Italo continues in the enthusiastic description of this innovative model.

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THE NEW U-BOAT CAPSOIL COLLECTION AT INHORGENTA MUNICH

For everyone who wants to see and touch the new Capsoil collection, created by the designer Italo Fontana, all that remains is to attend to Inhorgenta Munich.

At this international fair, one of the most important in the watch, jewellery and lifestyle sectors, scheduled for February 22-25, the Italian brand U-BOAT will put some of its novelties under the spotlight.

Undisputed protagonists will be the innovative “Capsoil” models, watches characterised by an electro-mechanical movement completely immersed in an oil bath. An oily liquid wraps around the dial making it absolute black, three-dimensional and deep. In addition to this a compensation bubble, always in motion, offers a surprisingly amplified vision. This range of watches, available in chronograph and solotempo versions, revolutionises the concept of U-BOAT creations, maintaining the strong identity of the brand.”CAPSOIL goes beyond the boundaries of traditional design, combining innovative features with retro-style lines, which prove it as a one of a kind in the world watch market” states the designer from Lucca. U-BOAT and Italo Fontana will welcome visitors to Inhorgenta at the stand 400 in Hall A1 with Capsoil and other creations.

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COUTURE SHOW LAS VEGAS

U-BOAT ready to astonish at COUTURE Las Vegas. In order to introduce the latest creations designed by Italo Fontana to the trade, U-BOAT will exhibit at Couture Show in Las Vegas from Thursday, May the 30th to Monday, June the 3rd. Held annually at the luxurious Wynn Resort, and considered as one of the leading trade shows specializing in designer fine jewelry and luxury timepieces, Couture Show has chosen and invited U-BOAT to take its right place among the best brands emboding the essence of creativity and original design. At booth CT 304, U-BOAT and its mentor Italo Fontana will present in front of an elite of top-tier buyers and most recognized luxury consumer and trade media some novelties like the revolutionary Capsoil Collection.

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U-BOAT AND DINO ROMANO READY TO BEAT THE SPEED RECORD

One more time on the road to Utah, towards Bonneville Salt Flats, Italo Fontana decides to join and support his friend and famous customiser Dino Romano in a just postponed challenge.

A full ecologic enterprise aims to break the record on the Salt Lake of speed riding a super-motorbike powered by natural gas, in occasion of the annual Salt Lake City Speed Week in Utah from the 7th to 17th of August.

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TILL LINDEMANN WEARS U-BOAT ITALO FONTANA WATCHES

Bad guy, songwriter and lead vocalist of the German band Rammstein and the duo Lindemann, Till wears today various U-BOAT watches to complete his smart and badass looks. Always passioned by the bold and though-look design of Italo Fontana creations, in perfect harmony with his eclectic personality, everyday and in every occasion he sports on his wrist watches like the Unicum and the U-1001. So the name of the German rocker joins the massive list of international celebrities from the world of entertainment, cinema and music who are literally in love with the U-BOAT creations and proudly show them off everyday on their wrist.