With 15 U-BOAT ITALO FONTANA shops around the world, the brand plans to accelerate its retail development during 2011, amongst which, a new store in St. Tropez, a third shop in Hong Kong and its first shop in Beijing.
A few new U-BOAT models will be presented at the BASELWORLD world watch and jewelry show, among them will be the U-51 Gold Crown Arrow watch.
A new version of last year acclaimed novelty, U-51 Rattrapante, but only seen from outside. Italo plays with colors using small gold details over the colossal 51 mm in diameter black case, not to mention the impressive crown cap and pushers. From the inside he changes mechanisms turning the watch into a Chrono for a limited edition of only 40 items in perfect U-BOAT Italo Fontana style.
The functions include a markers for hours, minutes, chronograph, counter small seconds at 3, counter 12 at 12, counter 30 minutes at 6 and a date window at 9 o’clock.
The stainless steel casing, with subsequent treatment of coating IP black, is 51mm diameter. The bezel and the back of the case are locked together by external tubing and a customized key that ensures absolute water-proofing. The winding crown is secured by an oversized protection device, positioned at 9 o’clock, fixed on the carrure. External tubing and screws, protection device of the winding crown, chrono pushers frame and serial number plate are all 18 karat gold-plated.
In closing the strap is hand-made and hand finished alligator black leather, square scale, buckle with a gold personalized tongue.
The 2011 BASELWORLD should be a great event for both the brands and attendees!