Italo Fontana, creator of U-BOAT, understands perfectly the meaning of innovation. Whether it is by introducing new ideas, devices, and methods, or translating ideas or inventions into systems and hatches, he is consistently creating value for customers. He has been intrigued by design and engineering since the beginning. Today he strives to do what other brands do not. Aiming to impress, Italo loves to experiment without being influenced by the market or the competition.
Last year, At Baselworld 2013, he introduced yet another innovation: a patented system for the retrieval of the watch crown. In the entire range of Chimeras 43, nestled between U-BOAT’s iconic left hand crown and its crown guard, is a sculpted pusher that can be depressed to eject the inner-crown from its recessed position. Thus enabling greater ease of adjustment for both date and time. This year U-BOAT will apply the smaller hatch not only to the smaller models but to all the watches; Italo will also continue to unveil other intriguing patented innovations.