The new 46 Chimera from Italian brand U-Boat is crafted in titanium and carbon, two of the toughest materials in the world and extremely lightweight. The distinctive case of the Chimera, for this model in titanium grade 5, features a bezel in forged carbon fiber placed in the case mold in a way that makes each watch unique.

The distinguishing feature of the Chimera collection is the iconic case with its striking crown cap and pushers. These watches have a strong personality and embody Italo’s passion for “Vintage Culture”. With peerless clarity of design, Chimera has a clean appearance and masculine character. The bezel and case back are locked together by external tubing and a customized key that ensures total waterproofing.



The watch has a marbled effect which is satiny and soft to the touch. Each piece is unique because the carbon fibers are distributed in a random manner in the mold. When the material is compressed under heating, it evolves in an unpredictable way.

The dial consists of three superimposed discs with the last layer made of a laser cut fine wire mesh in stainless steel which allows the movement to be half-seen. Under the curved sapphire glass on the face a U-77 top Soigné with black screws, rhodium plated, automatic mechanical chronograph personalized to U-BOAT specifications.



Nestled between the instantly recognizable left hand crown and its crown guard, a patented sculpted pusher can be depressed to eject the inner-crown from its recessed position and enabling ease of adjustment for both the date and time. The watch also boasts an additional fourth counter showing the 24 hours of the day and marked by a little red hand. The watch is a limited edition of 888 pieces.

Specifications

MOVEMENT: U-77 automatic chronograph modified and elaborated at U-BOAT specification. Frequency 28.800 vibration per hour, 4 Hz Power reserve: 48 hours, 25 jewels. Personalized rotor, in silver 925, built with a base and 3 bridges fixed with blued screws.

FUNCTIONS: hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, counter 24 (a.m. - p.m.), date.

CASE: case body, back case, bezel ring in forged carbon, characterized by high strength and lightness. Components in titanium. Diameter 46 mm.

DIAL: skeleton dial with four superimposed levels, with the last layer made of laser cut fine stainless steel wire mesh, partially revealing the movement.

Superluminova beige index.

HANDS: laser cut hour and minute hands. Hands treated with Superluminova. Counter AM/PM with red hand

CRYSTAL: anti-reflection sapphire fumè curved glass on the face and flat on the back of the timepiece.

WATER RESISTANCE: 50 meters

STRAP: hand made and hand finished calf leather, carefully selected and processed following the traditional handcrafted techniques, which give the strap a naturally distressed feel and look. Tongue buckle in titanium. Width: 20/22 mm.

LIMITED EDITION 888 UNITS

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