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Darkmoon 44mm IP Bronze Ref. 8467/A

5 Men’s U-Boat Watches of All Time to be on Your Collection

Robust and bold timepieces but appealing to the eye

Date Published
January 29, 2023
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Many watch brands sought after iconic design that makes them different and stand out from others. One watch brand that is known for its unique design is U-Boat – an Italian brand. Uniqueness has been the signature of men’s U-Boat watches, especially on the dial and case design. 

Every piece is individually handcrafted by Italian professional watchmakers, resulting in an extraordinary and sophisticated timepiece. U-Boat is also after precision engineering and finishing to offer an exceptional performance and smooth timepiece. Additionally, men’s U-Boat watches are mostly designed with a robust and bold appearance. 

As such, if you’re looking for men’s watches with a bold and bulky design as well as reliable performance, U-Boat watches should be on your list to consider. Let’s take a look at 5 men’s U-Boat watches to enhance your bold style. 

Why It’s Time to Get Yourself Men’s U-Boat Watches?

There are indeed many watch brands with exceptional timepieces from the most affordable to the luxury ones. But, U-Boat watches hold something special that last over decades. There are some advantages that you can expect from U-Boat watches. 

The thing about the U-Boat watch isn’t only about the appealing outside appearance as it goes beyond great styling. The watch makes a good combo for being a splendid, powerful, and practical tool. 

Moving on to the performance, U-Boat offers Swiss precision that you can always rely on. U-Boat movement is also known for being precise and difficult to replicate, the Swiss Valjoux 7750 is a good example.  

In U-Boat watches, we can also have a combination of Italian style and Swiss precision to make a great combo. The company also used high-quality materials for the process of making watches. 

The straps have been specially handmade using high-quality leather and materials in Italy. Undeniably strength in identity, you can easily spot men’s U-Boat watches from a distance.

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5 Bold and Captivating U-Boat Watches

Many consider U-Boat watches synonymous with strength and quality from Italian brands as well as Swiss engineering. Most of their watches radiate masculinity that looks great on men’s wrists. Below, we have compiled some incredible men’s U-Boat watches that you can find in our store!

Classico Sommerso 46mm Ref. 9007/A 

A bulky timepiece might be your first impression of Classico Sommerso 46mm Ref. 9007/A – MK 2. U-Boat watches are common for a large size like this one which measures 46mm in diameter. For its bold and rugged appearance, it’s exciting to look closer at what the bulky case holds. 

Classico Sommerso 46mm Ref. 9007/A 
Classico Sommerso 46mm Ref. 9007/A 

The case is made of AISI 316L stainless steel with a satin hand finish. Protruding big at the side of the case is a big distinguished crown with a patented protective device. The three superimposed dials make a bold appearance along with the big markers filled with beige superluminova. 

Roma Silver 45mm – Ltd Ed 88pcs Ref. EU/ROME

What do you think about this men’s U-Boat watch? A gothic timepiece that flaunts its large size or a cool watch with a silver case? The Roma Silver is U-Boat iconic model with a pure aged 925 silver and is finely handcrafted with lateral chisellings. This watch is rich in heritage as presented in its appearance. 

Roma Silver 45mm - Ltd Ed 88pcs Ref. EU/ROME
Roma Silver 45mm – Ltd Ed 88pcs Ref. EU/ROME

You definitely can somehow sense a view of the Colosseum on one side and the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica on the other. Moving on to the crown, it is placed on the left side of the case and embellished with a black diamond. On the caseback, you can spot a beautifully lasered Lupa capitolina as the symbol of Rome.

As for the performance, the watch is driven by Swiss automatic mechanical, personalized to U-BOAT specifications. It beats at 28,800 vibrations/hour and offers 44-hour of power reserve. Complement the classical look, the watch is paired with a hand-crafted alligator leather strap with skate fish insert.

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Chimera Green Bronze 46mm Ref. 8527

Another collection from a peculiar watchmaking brand, U-Boat presented other appealing Italian-made timepieces. The Chimera Green Bronze radiates a masculine look with a mesmerizing look. The design is heavily inspired by the surrounding landscape of Lucca’s old medieval town walls where U-Boat is based. 

Chimera Green Bronze 46mm Ref. 8527
Chimera Green Bronze 46mm Ref. 8527

The collection tries to capture a strong Italian heritage in this compelling collection. This Chimera is measured 46mm in diameter which is a bulky size for a small wrist. The case comes in bronze color, radiating a classic look. The company also made an iconic design for the crown with a system to keep it attached to the carrure. 

Moving on to the dual-layer dial, the watch gives an appealing layout view. With a retro-inspired design that presents Italio’s vintage, the dial has undergone a series of carefully laser-cut numerals and markers to give a great deal of depth and a delightful display to look at.

Classico Vintage Screws Bezel 40mm Ref. 8890

The next U-Boat watch would be a great choice for you looking for a sporty and macho-looking watch. The Classico Vintage Screws Bezel might look smaller than the previous watches at 40mm in diameter, but it still looks big, especially with the destro crown on the side. 

Classico Vintage Screws Bezel 40mm Ref. 8890
Classico Vintage Screws Bezel 40mm Ref. 8890

Compared to the previous models, this watch gives a simpler look, be it on the case or the dial – it radiates a more modern look. The dial comes in a black matte with beige indexes and numbers. Adding the beige superluminova and clean dial, the watch enables easy reading of the time.

Adding to the macho personality, a black strap is paired nicely with a steel tongue buckle and laser-cut leather aged with natural processes. In the end, U-Boat guarantees its durability and quality. 

Darkmoon 44mm IP Bronze Ref. 8467/A

Last but not least is U-Boat Darkmoon 44mm IP Bronze Ref. 8467/A – another classic contemporary timepiece that should be in your collection. The design is inspired by the enchanting beauty of the dark side of the moon. Measured 44mm in diameter, the watch evoked a bold and powerful wrist presence. 

Darkmoon 44mm IP Bronze Ref. 8467/A
Darkmoon 44mm IP Bronze Ref. 8467/A

Let’s talk about the highly domed scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that gives the intensity of the black dial and white painted indices. If you notice, the crystal has a visible air bubble placed above the 12 o’clock. It compensates for any temperature variations to keep the watch at an optimal degree of 0°/+60°C when not on the wrist.

Concluding Thought

Men’s U-Boat watches make an interesting definition of how a gentleman’s watch looks. It’s not always about an elegant, charismatic, and handsome look but also a strong appearance that captivates attention. However, despite a bulky and bold appearance, U-Boat watches maintain a poised look with a simple dial design and are uncrowded. 

As a result, you can get an appealing view of the dial and a robust feel on the wrist when it is worn. It’s always an interesting experience to have something different than usual, such as the one felt while wearing men’s U-Boat watches.

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