U-Boat unveils its second collaboration with the Italian Special Forces Unit, the 9th Paratroopers Assault Regiment.
The latest addition to the U-BOAT collection – the 1938 Doppiotempo – is inspired by the “Col Moschin” battle that took place on June 16th, 1918 and was won by the 9th Paratroopers Assault Regiment. This Italian special unit, known for its extreme missions, has chosen U-Boat to design its new watch.
An automatic movement
The 1938 Doppiotempo comes in a 43mm satin-finished steel case, with an automatic Swiss movement and a 38-hour power reserve. The piece is limited to 200 pieces.
The 1938 Doppiotempo has two crowns – one to adjust the time and date and the other to adjust the second time zone.
The black dial has a bidirectional inner bezel and luminescent hands for great legibility day and night.
Last but not least if the mission includes a dip in the water – the 1938 Doppiotempo is water-resistant to 10
- 24 Hour Display
- Second Time Zone
- Water resistance 100m/10 bar
Created by owner and designer Italo Fontana, U-Boat watches are distinguished by their no-nonsense approach to displaying time. Big, bold and tough, U-Boat watches are designed to survive anything and keep on keeping time.
Fontana comes by his interest in watch design naturally, from his grandfather, Ilvo Fontana, who was commissioned by the Italian government in 1942 to design a watch for the pilots of the Italian navy. The goal at that time was to ensure that the wristwatch be big enough to allow pilots to instantly read the time in all weather and light conditions. His grandfather did the designs but the production order never came, so the design remained in a drawer somewhere.
Until Italo Fontana brought it back out, revised it and introduced it as U-Boat.