U-1001/1 Video Review from the U-Boat Booth at Baselworld 2010 ¶
As part of our series of videos taken at the U-Boat booth at Baselworld 2010 Matt Baily presents the U-Boat U-1001/1. This 55mm, titanium, Italo Fontana creation is robust. These pieces are equipped with structural strength suited for professional, deep sea dives, but demarcated with signature U-Boat style rather than technical graduations and markings.
A quick outline of the U-1001/1's notable features
- 55mm wide and 18mm high titanium case
- 1001 meter (100ATM) water resistance rating
- 5.5mm thick sapphire crystal
- Helium escapement valve
- Automatic Swiss movement
- black rubber strap with folding, deployante buckle
Six variations exist and each one will part of a limited edition series of 1001 examples. The different variations of the U-Boat U-1001/1 are made with natural or black, PVD coated grade 2, natural titanium, and combined with a dial with either a beige, orange, or blue photo-luminescent hours markers.
The dial of the U-1001/1 is made of three layers. One is coloured, one is black and has the hour markers stenciled out of it to reveal the colour underneath, and the U-1001 logo is applied on top.
U-1001 logo as well as well as other markings are engraved on the side of the case. The titanium case, PVD coated in this instance, is 18.20mm high.
The beige dial. The case is 55mm wide. On the left is the crown system and a helium release valve necessary for professional diving at extreme depths and using mixed gases.
A small plate is applied to the watch to indicate the individual watch number. 1001 of each variation of the U-1001/1 will be manufactured.
Black, PVD coated with orange dial. The titanium case and rubber strap are made in Italy in Lucca, near Florence.