It does not look all too long ago this U-Boat chimera bronze replica watch was a brand new brand, offering a uniquely styled yet straightforward case with a basic quartz movement in it. Like most young upstarts, they had a concept–an Italian wartime submariner’s view –but they did not possess, for want of a better word, confidence. Well today that notion has come of age and U-Boat chimera skeleton imitation watch gets the assurance in it to do something particular. The proof?
Naming a watch brand after a war system from the very notorious worldwide power the world has ever seen is always going to be a touchy topic, but there’s more to it than just shock value. Much like Panerai, the original watch (penned by U-Boat creator Italo Fontana’s grandfather, Ilvo) was designed for the Italian Navy, but where Panerai’s watch participated in active service, Ilvo’s didn’t; the Italians had surrendered before the watch saw any action. This abandoned it to Italo to view his grandfather’s thought through to reality.
A U-Boat chimera carbonio replica watch has always been a divider of opinions. Big, varied and attention grabbing, it laughs in subtlety’s face, but things are taking a different turn. Much like Panerai before it, U-Boat chimera chrono bronze limited edition imitation watch are moving out from the historically accurate, yet typically impractical dinner plate-sized cases and are dipping into the realms of comfort and sensibility rather than Granted, in 46mm the Chimera is no shrinking violet, but its dimensions are much more appeasing to a wearer of traditional sized timepieces.
However, its not only the dimensions which have changed, oh no–it is much more than that. Where previous U-Boat watches had an indisputable simplicity in their own structure, the U-51 is complicated, complicated and dare I say it, tasteful. Polished lips meet brushed edges, curves blend to angles; the detailing is far beyond the typical U-Boat Chimera Replica watches measure, and it is impressive to say the least. There aren’t any sharp, unfinished edges here, rather than a simplistic, CNC-milled shape to be seen.
Then there is the introduction of small original touches such as the vulnerable case bolts–all exquisitely polished–that the asymmetrical sandwich dial, the pill-shaped chronograph reset pusher–there are even exotic materials accessible like bronze, and soon, forged carbon fiber. It’s the kind of attention to detail that lends trust to a watchmaker, an investment of effort which goes beyond just casing up a movement and sending it out. It’s the proof a potential client should feel certain that the watch that’s caught their focus has been crafted with confidence.