Dive Watches—U-Boat U-42 Bronze And Black Titanium

U-Boat U-51 Chimera Bronze edition, the case areas of this 53mm large U-42 (which refers back to the founding year of the organization by Italo Fontana’s (Boss) grandfather and definitely to not how big the timepiece) happen to be constructed of titanium having a black coating. However, how big 53mm doesn’t seem to be extra-regular, simply large.

Anyhows, aside from the size, the primary aspect that we’d have to say is the attention-catcher of the Italian watch may be the matt black situation in conjunction with the bronze particulars. Bronze & Black titanium can also be the ‘working title’ and makes perfectly sense. The contrast is large which is great because of its readability.


The crown, pin from the hook, screws within the bezel, bezel release lever and also the little plate along the side of the situation using the numbering (restricted to 300 pieces only) are in bronze. Both your hands simply have a bronze color, as our guess is the fact that bronze could be overweight for the hands and can (eventually) lead to an unsatisfied center pinion. The dial is – such as the lately examined U-51 Chimera Bronze – double layered, one out of bronze and something in black for excellent visibility.


Sleep issues from the black titanium situation shows the bezel release lever and also the embossed U-42 model title. To avoid the bi-directional bezel from turning when diving (or based on it in certain alternative way) you need to drag the lever to be able to achieve this. The little bronze dots around the bezel show the precise quantity of minutes per quarter (15 – 30 – 45) and also the 00 (or 60) is really a black polished gem-like us dot.


The rear of the situation is black and it has no transparent case back. Rather, you will find some interesting engravings around the solid black case back. There’s obviously the special edition quantity of the timepiece, the reference number and model title, but additionally an autograph from the company’s leading guy, Italo Fontana.


As you can tell, the crown about this watch is very special. Once you drawn the small trigger at 7 o’clock (or perhaps in the image above, the little round bronze factor near the carry) you are able to pull the lengthy (very lengthy) crown. Next, it really works like every other regular winding and setting crown. The reason behind getting a lengthy crown such as this – theoretically – may be the simple to use aspect in most types of conditions, but we think that U-Boat is particularly focusing on at diver’s by using this watch getting mitts on underneath the water surface. On top of that, it simply looks awesome.


Accepted, we like the U-51 Chimera in bronze a little better, but that’s only a matter of personal taste. Again, the conclusion and degree of particulars around the U-42 B&B reference 6947 are awesome. The automated movement is based on an ETA2824-2 and U-Boat describes it as being U-28. This movement includes a 40 hours energy reserve along with a ticking rate of 28.800 BPH. A good no-nonsense movement utilized by numerous large brands available.

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