In 2000, Italo Fontana, grandson of Ilvo Fontana, was looking through his grandfathers old papers when he came across a project to design and manufacture watches specially designed for the navy forces. There is was on paper, the Italian government had contracted his grandfather to create an exclusive set of watches for the most elite unit of the navy. The contract fell through, but the papers inspired Italo to see the 1942 project though, and there, the U-42 watch was born by Italo’s U-Boat Watches.
Italo took his grandfathers sketches and re generated them into a design very similar, but slightly smaller. There are only 29 U-42 watches in the world, they are watertight, made of 5 grade titanium with ceramic sphere on the bezel at 12 o’clock, with easy to clean features. The look of the watch is contemporary with a dash of retro which dates it back to an era of strength and sophistication.
In addition to the exclusive U-42 watches, below are select watches from other collections at U-Boat which are abundant in class and style.