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  • U-Boat New Models Will Feature Sapphire Crystals

    2007 October 26

    The latest models of U-Boat coming out will have sapphire crystals. Every new model of U-Boat Classico in both 45mm and 53mm sizes will have saphire crystals replacing the K1 crystals of the past U-Boat models.

  • U-Boat 2008 Catalog

    2008 October 31

    U-boat has released a catalog of all the watches it presented at this year's Baselworld Fair, last April.

  • Stallone Jumps on the U-Boat Bandwagon

    2008 January 24

    Sylvester Stallone was on David Letterman recently, not sporting a Panerai, which is his usual watch of choice, this time he is wearing a U Boat watch.

  • U-Boat Releases Flightdeck Rubber

    2008 September 27

    Finally a rubber strap is available for 50 and 55 mm U-Boat Flightdeck models. Reflecting Italian style, the strap is stitched and looks almost like leather. A great accessory to add to your collection, you will finally be able to take your U-Boat watch to the beach or pool.

  • VIDEO: New U-Boat Classico U-1001 47mm

    2011 May 22

    A video presentation of the new 2011 U-Boat Classico U-1001 limited edition watches in 47mm, from this year's Baselworld show in Switzerland.

  • U-Boat Drawing Them In

    2008 June 06

    As the tourists start rolling in for the Grand Prix, U Boat continues to draw them in from our store front window. There's something about their look that everyone seems to like. We have a vast array of watch brands, and every price range Bell & Ross Tourbillon, solid Gold Corum Admirals Cup Challenge 44 and the list goes on, but U Boat seems to be what every client has been drawn in to see.

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

    2010 May 06

    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.

  • U-Boat U-42 to be Unveiled at Baselworld 2010

    2010 March 12

    During the past few weeks, U-Boat has been hinting at the release of a new limited edition model to at this year's Baselworld fair. It would be great to have all the details, but I guess we will have to wait to see the watch at the show one week from now. Matt and I will be in Basel where we will be able to get the full scoop on the new U-Boat watches.

  • The Story of U-Boat Watches From Matt Baily to Baselworld 2010

    2010 July 09

    From 2005 to 2010, Matt Baily has been a proud authorized retailer of U-Boat watches. During that time the we witnessed the company re-invent itself and their products get better and better. Whether you are a fans of large, luxury watches or not, there is no escaping the intrigue of Italo Fontana's designs. This Baily Blog entry recapitulates U-Boat's past five years as seen from within the Matt Baily boutique.

  • U-Boat Promotion! 20-30% Off All In-Stock Models

    2012 May 05

    U-Boat watches are on sale – get 25-30% off all in-stock models including the popular Flightdeck and Classico models, and 20% off in-stock limited editions including the U-42 and U-1001. Visit us in store or contact us for more information.

  • U-Boat Titanium Flightdeck

    2011 May 11

    The U-Boat range is divided into three main models – Classico, Flightdeck and Thousands of Feet. One of the most popular models is the Flightdeck Chronograph which has become one of U-Boat’s signature designs, featuring an automatic Valjoux chronograph in a sporty case with very legible dials. Traditionally the Flightdeck features a stainless steel case, but a few lesser known variations exist – the ceramic and titanium models. What we have here is one of my favourite U-Boats and the latest addition to the Flightdeck line – reference 1881 in titanium...

  • U-Boat U-51 Rattrapante Video Review - Literally Awesome

    2010 August 24

    A Full HD video presenting U-Boat's most complicated model (as of August 2010), the U-51 Rattrapante.

  • New U-Boat U-51 46mm Limited Edition

    2011 October 21

    In the realm of big watches, U-Boat is king. Starting around 10 years ago, U-Boat was the first company to produce huge watches in 50mm plus diameters. At the time big watches were just beginning to come into vogue, since then big watches have become the norm and U-Boat has flourished. However, there are some folks (myself included) who just don’t have the wrist size to pull off a massive watch. Up until now there have been the 45mm Classico and Flightdeck models for people who want a big watch without going into the 50mms, but the limited edition pieces were always in the bigger size range. This year U-Boat has addressed this by introducing several new series of 46-47mm limited editions, including the U-1001, U-42, and the subject of today’s blog, the U-51.

  • New U-Boat Model: U-51 Rattrapante

    2009 September 04

    Many new U-Boat models will be available at the beginning of September. One in particular sets itself apart from the rest. The U-51 Rattrapante offers, as the name suggests, a split-second chronograph as well as a massive 51mm case and an extremely fine brown alligator and rubber strap.

  • Alexandre Despatie with his U-Boat Classico 53mm Watch

    2009 June 02

    The multi-talented, home-town hero Alexandre Despatie was spotted by one of my clients wearing a 53mm, beige U-Boat Classico. Alexandre was speaking at a recent public appearance when my client noticed the bold, oversize design that U-Boat watches are known for. I find it even more fitting that I'm writing an entry about the world champion and Olympic medalist, as his twenty-fourth birthday on the eighth of June quickly approaches.

  • Can't be Big Enough for Sylvester

    2008 November 20

    Sylvester Stallone seen here trying on some U Boat Flightdeck 55mm with Italo Fontana, seems to be trying to compete with Arnold Schwarzenegger on who has the bigger watch. Take a look.

  • New U-Boat U-42 Chronograph and 47mm Limited Editions

    2011 December 12

    Last year U-Boat came out with the U-42 limited edition series, a 53mm titanium monster based on a diver’s watch designed in 1942 by Ilvo Fontana, grandfather of company president Italo Fontana. The U-42 was a very distinctive watch that offered a totally unique look in the U-Boat line, one that competed more with the likes of Panerai and Audemars Piguet (but for much less money). This year U-Boat has expanded the U-42 lineup to include an automatic chronograph, as well as a midsize 47mm model to suit more average wrist sizes.

  • New U-Boat U-1001 47 In Store

    2011 July 25

    This week on the blog we introduce the U-Boat Classico U-1001 47mm Limited Edition, a scaled down and dressed up version of the U-1001 diving watch, now available in-store at Matt Baily's.

  • Matt Baily Videos - Two of U-Boat Watches from Basel 2010

    2010 March 25

    MattBaily.ca is producing HD videos in order to share as much of Baselworld 2010 as possible with our clients and fans. I have been finally been able to edit the first two HD videos. These pertain to the two awesome U-Boat watches that where revealed this year. The first is the Flightdeck Ceramic Bezel featuring - as you may have guessed - a black ceramic bezel and a sleek carbon fiber dial. The second is the exciting U-42 limited edition that I have been talking about in this and this recent posts. The beauty of the U-42 is that it offers many of the features from the impressive case of last year's ultra limited U-1942 - albeit in a smaller 53mm package - but at a fraction of the price. It is definitely worth taking a look at.

  • U-Boat Limited Edition Classico Titanium Video

    2010 April 07

    As I mentioned already on several occasions, Italo Fontana did not disappoint this year at Baselworld. Several very exciting U-Boat watches models where revealed. Amongst them were three new versions of the Classico Titanium Chronograph, which was released last year in a limited series of 200. These 53mm wide, 17mm thick, titanium marvels are equipped with ceramic bezels and fantastic race-car-dashboard-like dials. Each variation will also be limited to only 200 pieces.

  • Basel 2012 - New U-Boat U42 Limited Editions

    2012 March 16

    U-Boat announces two new U-42 53mm titanium models - the U-42 GMT and the U-42 Bronze and Black.

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