Modern times call for modern watches. The newest trend in watches fashion is over-sized cases. That’s why sports passionate men and action icons like Arnold Schwarzenegger are huge fans of the U-Boat Classico, an Italian masterpiece that takes your breath away with its masculine and bold design.
U-Boat is a relatively new brand that was founded in 2000 by Italo Fontana. Its watches are all about size and over the top aesthetics. The models are really large and have their over-sized crown system on the left side of the case. This detail makes the 45, 48, 53 or 65 mm case feel really comfortable on the wrist. Actually, the Classico series is the company’s first move towards the high-end horology niche. Besides the high quality materials and stunning design, the watches have some interesting features like the see-through case back that displays the modified Valjoux movement and the engraved metal plate located on the handmade leather strap.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Californian Governor, is a collector of big watches with a military appeal so it’s no wonder that he opted to wear this U-Boat Classico at a much mediatized public event. The military-inspired dial is very attractive due to its clean layout. The focus is on the over-sized luminescent hour markers that offers maximum legibility even in the dark. There is also a chronometer sub-dial at the 3 o’clock position and a small black plate with the writing “U-1942” and “01/29” at the 6 o’clock position. This plate confirms that Arnold has been sporting on his wrist the biggest watch on the planet, the U-1942 Classico which measures 65 mm in diameter. This astonishing and extremely rare model has been manufactured in a limited edition of 29 pieces. It is not that kind of watch that looks good on every type of wrist. You need to be built like Schwarzenegger to pull off this look!
Sure, one of the most appealing things about the U-Boat Classico U-1942 is its looks, but our movie star had many other good reasons for choosing this timepiece. The modified automatic ETA movement, the sturdy flawlessly constructed case, the 400 meters water resistance, the sapphire crystal and the hand-made leather strap are the main criteria for preferring this model over all the other large watches available on the market.
The rugged brown strap looks fantastic on Schwarzenegger. This soft calfskin leather with a supple feel adds comfort to the sturdy and modern band. The strap comes with a deployant folding clasp that is extremely easy to use and is very resistant to wear and tear.
There is no doubt about it, the Classico line is U-Boat’s best-selling collection. Considering its popularity, there is no surprise that the company decided to create a very unique special edition Classico which has the great advantage of being the biggest watch on the planet. What bad boy could resist to such a watch? Arnold Schwarzenegger sure didn’t! The modern style, the wide dial, the bold military inspired style and the high quality features are other qualities that contribute to the popularity and exclusivity of the U-1942 special edition collection.