U-Boat by Italo Fontana is a manufacturer of luxury watches, which are handcrafted in Italy. Founded in 1942, UBoat watches were originally made for U-boat officers and Italian Air Force pilots and were intended to be easy to read but hard to destroy. Hence the name. The designs were kept in the family for over 60 years. It was not until 2000 that Italo Fontana decided to use the original designs to create contemporary timepieces and luxury watches.
Today, there are six main collections of U-Boat luxury watches, which include the three most popular:
- The Limited collections (units limited to anywhere from 1001 to just 30.)
- The 18k Gold collection
- The 'U-Boat Flightdeck' collection