Normally the crown for watches are always set at the right side, but excellent designers always like to break rules and this also make good artwork. Today I would like to introduce an Italian style in design and Swiss manufacture requirement timepiece for you. This is a replica U-Boat Chimera watch, which is 1:1 cloned by the engineers who has dissected the same original U-Boat Model.
The word “Chimera” means incredible, unimaginable and not realistic. Generally a watch is make in such a way that to install accessories into a complete case, so that it can be easy to fix and waterproof is working good. As the most important series of U-Boat, Chimera made it. There are two parts consisted of the whole case, and there are five screws to fix it tightly together. We can see these five screws at 1:00,3:00,8:00,10:00 in an asymmetrical design, this is also one of the details why I like this watch so much. On the white cream sandwich dial, there are black colored numeral and stick remarks, all are luminous, making it easy to read time at night. As its model title indicate this is a model with chronograph function. The long, thin black needle in the middle is showing chronograph second, sub-dial at 6:00 shows chronograph minute while the hour is at 12:00 position. Well, now you can figure out where it shows the second, which is the sub-dial at 3:00 position. Date indicator at 9:00 position, below of it there is U-Boat’s genius designer Italo Fontana’s name. The bezel is made out of solid stainless steel and the polish work is excellent. On the left side, there are three special buttons, pushing the button at 10:00 to reset chronograph, pushing the one at 8:00 to start/stop chronograph. The time and date can be adjusted by the crown.
Inside this amazing Chimera case, there is an Asian 7750 automatic working chronograph movement, through the display back case we can see its detailed engraving. This movement we can see in many different replica models because of its stable and accurate functions. Its bracelet is made of brown real leather, I think its color is perfectly matching the white cream dial. To do a replica U-boat Chimera is not a easy work, but I think this is a successful replica model.