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.
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.
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.