U-Boat

In 1942, Ilvo Fontana, crafter of precision engineering instruments, received a prestigious commission from the Italian Navy: to design and build a new model of watch for its pilots. This challenge meant satisfying the high quality standards of the Navy and respecting very precise technical specifications, but above all guaranteeing maximum visibility and reliability in any light and weather condition. However, circumstance at that time did not allow the project to materialise. In 2000, Italo Fontana, Ilvo’s grandson, came across these precious designs, which were to become his source of inspiration for the creation of the first U-Boat watch and his new dimension in time.

Every single U-Boat timepiece is handcrafted in Italy by master craftsmen, dedicated to the highest level of precision engineering and finishing, where care and attention to detail span the entire process, from the very first prototype to the final assemblage of the watch.

 

 

 

STOCKISTS

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Cool Time Equity
Level 1/9 Frobisher Road
Osborne Park  WA  6017
Ph: (08) 9380 9733

The Horologist
Perth CBD (TBA)
horologi.st

NEW SOUTH WALES

Fredman SVW
Shop 28, The Strand
412-414 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9221 3373

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

EverettBrookes
90 Gawler Place
Adelaide  SA  5000
Ph: (08) 8232 8333

 

VICTORIA

Franco Jewellers
Shop 479 Chadstone Shopping Centre
1341 Dandenong Road
Chadstone   VICTORIA   3148
Ph: (03) 9564 7755

 

QUEENSLAND

The Hour Glass
Le Boulevard,
Elkhorn Avenue
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217