U-Boat Watches

In 2000, Italo Fontana realized a longtime dream of launching his own luxury watch company. U-Boat watches embody the force and style of the professional instruments and luxury sports cars that represent the passions of the man behind the brand. ‘It took me seven years to develop and refine the U-Boat watches. Inspired by eighteenth-century craftsmanship and intricate made-by-hand detailing, we can now produce a timepiece of rare artisanal quality that reaches toward a new dimension in watchmaking.’

I remember seeing the UBoat Watches at Villa Moda back in 2006 when I passed by then and at the time they made a different kind of watch, and now they have really advanced and developed the types of watches they have. I have an attraction to large and bulky watches, and that by definition are the U Boat Watches. My favorite from the series of watches they are produce are the Classico U-1001 Orange & Blue which are pictured above and below, and the Classico Titanium Ceramic. To my surprise these watches cost between $5000 to $8000 which is on the high side, I wasn’t expecting them to be on that expensive but still very nice watches indeed. I do seem to love watches.

Link: UBoatWatches

BRM W44

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I always liked the design of BRM watches but recently I managed to check out a few, and I was surprised at the lack of quality of the straps. I still like the design but very disappointed with the quality, usually a watch maker chooses a nice plastic or leather strap to complement the watch, but their straps are very rigid and feel cheap.

The movement is floating inside the case with a rigid axis holding it in place. Its an interesting piece from BRM, the W44 id going for 4050€ and the W50 model for 4650€.

Link: WatchLuxus