U-Boat creates its Sommerso professional dive watch in bronze


Italian watchmaker U-Boat has added a bronze piece to its Sommerso line of professional dive watches.

The brand’s founder and creative director Italo Fontana says the bronze case is a nod to diving equipment worn by the earliest divers.

It is also highly resistant to seawater and to corrosion and harder than stainless steel and iron combined.

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The alloy is also loved by watchmakers because its color evolves over time with patina that means every piece becomes unique.

The 46mm watch has a unidirectional bezel framing a three-level dial where oversized Superluminova markers peak out from beneath the black face.

It is waterproof to 300 meters and is sold on an aged leather strap.

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  1. Pleased to see watch pro cover this brand. It’s a love it or hate it kind of marque- and speaking as the owner of 6 IFO creations, I think they’re brilliant. Cheers from the USA.

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