U-Boat Classico Phantom Automatic Chronograph


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Basic Info

Ref. No. 45-CAB-4
Code 973
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Calfskin
Condition 0 (unworn)
  With box
  With papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States, Illinois, Northfield
Price $2,395
Availability Available now


Movement Automatic
Base Caliber Valjoux 7750
Power reserve 44 h
Number of jewels 25


Case material Steel
Case diameter 45 mm
Thickness 16 mm
Waterproof 10 ATM
Glass Sapphire Glass
Dial Black
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material Calfskin
Bracelet color Black
Clasp Fold clasp
Clasp material Steel


Chronograph, Date


Display Back, Small Seconds, Luminescent Numerals, Luminescent Hands, Screw-Down Crown, PVD/DLC coating


The story behind the founding of U-Boat couldn’t be more
serendipitous. In 1942, engineer Ilvo Fontana was commissioned by the
Italian Navy to design and make a watch for its pilots. Because of the
intended audience, it was imperative that the watch take visibility,
readability, durability and accuracy into account. Unfortunately, Ilvo
was unable to complete the project. However, in 2000 grandson Italo
found his grandfather’s designs, which became the driving inspiration
behind his creation of the first U-Boat watch.

This is brand new in unworn condition, beautiful, rugged and very distinguished, with a thrive to make bold statement – U-BOAT Classico Chronograph
from Sub Collection. This great watch features mechanical chronograph
movement with automatic winding, Base caliber Valjoux 7750, 25 jewels,
Power Reserve is 44 hours. The large, round-shaped case is crafted in
brushed black Ion-plated stainless steel, Case diameter is 45 mm
(excluding crown, pushers and lugs), Height is 16 mm, Flat
anti-reflective and anti-scratch sapphire crystal, Screw-in, Left-sided
screw-in crown with protective bow, Screw-down see-through case back
showcasing details of the movement, Water-resistant up to 10 atm / 100

Black-colored dial with slightly recessed,
Carbon-fiber decorated Dark grey sub-dials, Applied dark grey luminous
Arabic numerals and stick hour markers, Baton-shaped Dark Grey luminous
hands, Sweeping chronograph seconds hand, Date window at 9:00 o'clock
position, Small seconds counter at 3:00 o'clock position. Black genuine
leather strap with black-colored, Ion-plated stainless steel deployant
buckle. This great timepiece is new and it's in perfect operational
order. It comes in the original box with papers. Don't let the
opportunity to own this absolutely astonishing and profound watch pass
you by.

Standout feature(s): Nicely-finished case, Oversized crown with secure holding device, See-through case back.

Details at a glance:

Model Reference: 45-CAB-4
Case Material: Ion-plated Stainless Steel
Case Dimensions: 45 mm
Case Height: 16 mm
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: Base caliber Valjoux 7750, 25 jewels, Power Reserve is 44 hours
Complication(s): Standard time, chronograph, date
Dial: Black with grey sub-dials
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
Winding Crown: Screw-in, Left-sided screw-in crown with protective bow
Water-resistance: 100 m / 10 atm
Band: Black leather
Clasp: Ion-plated stainless steel deployant buckle
Country of Origin: Italy



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