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U-1001/1 Video Review from the U-Boat Booth at Baselworld 2010

by Marco 6 May, 2010 View Comments

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.

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U-Boat Limited Edition U-1001/1 Titanium 55mm Watches from Matt Baily on Vimeo.

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.

U-Boat watches presents the U-1001/1
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-Boat watches presents the U-1001/1
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.

U-Boat watches presents the U-1001/1
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.

U-Boat watches presents the U-1001/1
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.

U-Boat watches presents the U-1001/1
Black, PVD coated with orange dial. The titanium case and rubber strap are made in Italy in Lucca, near Florence.

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