Luxury U-Boat Watches for Sale in South Africa



U-Boat: Italo Fontana Luxury Italian Craftsmanship
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Italian Crafted U-Boat Watches for Sale in South Africa

Handcrafted in Italy, the Italo Fontana selection of watches is the perfect example of Italian craftsmanship. This is one of the few watch companies that are not Swiss and can proudly say that they are “Made in Italy”.

Each watch is produced one at a time by the team of professional experts at the company’s headquarters in Lucca, which is in Tuscany, Italy. The vast majority of the U-Boat watches are made using advanced and often unusual techniques along with the best quality materials. Classic steel, bronze, gold, silver, ceramics and titanium are among the commonly used materials. Italo Fontana is a big fan of trying out new things and being innovative, without looking to the market for approval.

Topwatch offers a range of new and pre-owned U-Boat watches for sale in South Africa.

Over the course of their history, they have earned a reputation for coming up with new ideas, as well as new devices and methods. They also bring innovations into the systems and mechanisms that make the watches as luxurious as they are. By being consistently innovative, this company is able to bring consistent value to customers with every new watch.

U-Boat watches are made to withstand the elements and they are known to stay in a great condition in even the most extreme climates. U-Boat Italo Fontana watches are not your average luxury watches. They are designed with purpose. Each watch is distinctive and easily recognisable because of the large crown placed on the left side of the watch case. The watches are personally designed by the company and they are kept simple and uncluttered so that they can be easily read at a glance. These watches are highly sophisticated and are undeniably unique.

The powerful look of the watches exudes confidence and power. This is a brand for those who share these characteristics and are looking for the perfect statement piece.

The history of the company begins with Ilvo Fontana, who was an engineering craftsman known for creating precise instruments. His first big commission was with the Italian Navy, to create watches for the Navy Pilots. But it was only in 2000, when Fontana’s grandson found his grandfather’s early designs, that the first U-Boat watches were made.


The Luxury Collections

As with all reputable brands, you have a number of selections to choose from. These collections take inspiration from the past while also bringing in new innovations. The collections include the Chimera, the Classico, the U-42, the Capsule, and the Precious. Each collection is the perfect example of precision and quality. The pieces also resemble the one industry that has provided the most inspiration: the Navy. The designs of each watch are beautifully stylish and while most of the designs lean towards the masculine, many of the watches can easily be considered unisex.


Buy U-Boat Italo Fontana Watches Online

In terms of luxury watches, Italo Fontana’s watches are hard to compare to others, simply because this is a company that follows its own rules when it comes to design and functionality. The U-Boat luxury watches are well worth having, and you can buy them online from Topwatch. If you would like to sell your U-Boat watch, we would love to hear from you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the cheapest U-Boat?

The cheapest U-Boat watch can start at around R 15 000. If you opt for a used U-Boat watch then you could end up paying out less.


How much is a genuine U-Boat watch? 

A genuine U-Boat watch starts at around R 15 000 and can go up to over R 127 000 or more. When buying your U-Boat watch, make sure that you only buy from a reputable seller.


Are U-Boat worth the money?

As a high class luxury watch, the U-Boat that you choose to buy is most certainly going to be worth the money that you spend. These watches are crafted by the very best manufacturers and they are made using high-quality materials, which adds to the wow factor as well as value of the watch.


What is the hardest U-Boat to get?

Any watch in the limited edition range is going to be rather difficult to get your hands on; because these watches are limited in circulation, they could be older versions of the watch, or there could perhaps only have been a few ever made.


Which U-Boat should I buy?

The U-Boat watch that you choose to buy, should be the one that best fits your budget and which also suits your style desires. There are plenty of options to look through, so whichever one you choose, you can be sure to receive a great timepiece.


How long will a U-Boat last?

When treated right and given its regular maintenance, your U-Boat watch is going to last you a really long time. As a luxury watch, your U-Boat is able to become an heirloom piece that will last a lifetime.


How do I tell if my U-Boat is real?

You can use a few techniques to determine if the U-Boat watch is real:

·        The watch movement should be a Swiss Valjoux 7750.

·        The spacing between the “9” and the “U-Boat” text should be close.

·        The dial, especially if it is white, should really pop.

·        The case should have text which is black on the inside.

·        The glass should be a crystal sapphire glass, and to test it, you can place a drop of water on it and the drop should stay in place.


Should I buy a new or used U-Boat?

Ultimately, the choice that you make is going to be up to you. Both a new and a used U-Boat watch has its perks. A new watch might be a little more expensive, but it will be highly valuable and you will be the only person to have ever worn it, while a used watch should be in a great condition and will cost you less.


What is the most wanted U-Boat?

There are a few U-Boat watches which are highly desirable. Some of these watches include the Classic U-1001.


How much is U-Boat service cost?

The cost of a U-Boat service can differ from one company to the next, as a variety of factors need to be taken into consideration. The price will depend on the person or company you take the watch to for its service, while the amount of work that needs to be done will also influence the price.


How can I tell the year of my U-Boat?

The easiest way is to check the certificate that the watch comes with or to ask the company or person that you bought it from to tell you the year.


Do U-Boat watches need maintenance?

Yes, all watches, including the beautiful U-Boat watch will need regular maintenance in order for the watch to stay in good working order and to ensure that it can hold onto its value.


Do U-Boat watches hold their value?

Yes, a U-Boat watch is more than capable of holding its value. These are high-end luxury watches and as such the way they are made, what they are made from, and the value of the brand itself will all contribute to the value of the watch.


Do U-Boat watches come with a certificate of authenticity?

Yes, your U-Boat watch should come with a certificate of authenticity. This certificate will be used to ensure that the watch is a genuine piece.