U-Boat turns to titanium and carbon in its limited edition Chimera

U-Boat’s new Chimera 46 uses extremely strong and light carbon and titanium in a limited edition creation of 888 pieces.

The watch has a bezel in forged carbon fibre, which has a random structure, giving each of them a unique look and feel.

As U-Boat explains, carbon fibres are distributed in a random manner in the mould. When the material is compressed under heating, it evolves in an unpredictable way so no two watches are the same.

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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.

On the side of the case a left hand crown and its crown guard, along with a patented sculpted pusher that can be depressed to eject the inner-crown from its recessed position adjust the date and time.

Technical 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. Personalised 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, characterised 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.

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.

RESISTANCE: 50 mt, 5 ATM.

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.

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