Today’s timepiece will help you go deep – really deep! Check out the U-Boat U 1001, rated for dives up to 1001 meters.
Housed in a hulking 55mm matte black titanium case, the U1001 is hard to miss. With a 38 hour power reserve, the Swiss ETA 2824 movement has stamina to go along with its durability. Limited to just 1001 pieces (as noted on the back and side of the case) this sample features a unique stacked dial – the lower dial is bright orange while the dial atop is stealth black with strategically placed cutouts that add depth and dimensionality. This all combines to show off mixed numeral and bar indices. Of course, if the size didn’t give away the U-Boat’s identity from a distance, the 9 o’clock crown position – and its extreme size – surely will. Capped with a screw-down crown cap, the elaborate industrial mechanism ensures that absolutely nothing will penetrate the solid titanium housing. On the back is engraved the aggressive anglerfish. The piece is finished with a rubber strap that is ready for a dip in the pool or trip to the deepest ocean trenches.
This item is in good pre-owned condition with some wear on the sides and back of the case as well as the buckle. See photos!