The history of u-boat replica stretches all the way back to the 1970s - when the pioneering steel-cased luxury sports watch with a metal bracelet carried a quartz movement - before it evolved to feature an automatic movement in the following decade. Over the years, a range of features and complications were incorporated into the model,u-boat replica including at one point a tourbillon movement with blue sapphire bridges.
A u-boat replica hallmark is the heavily framed hexagonal bezel, which flows seamlessly into the integrated bracelet, fronted by a bold, no-nonsense dial. A luxury sport watch in steel that is dressy, practical and versatile, the u-boat replica has remained timeless from its inception to this day.
But let's wind back for a bit. The '70s was glorious for music, boasting the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Who, but it wasn't as kind to the world of Swiss watchmaking in the least.Rolex Sea-Dweller Replica The introduction of quartz movements had made mechanical watches technically obsolete, bringing highly precise time measurement to the consumer that mechanical timepieces could not hope to match.
So what did u-boat replica do when the Quartz Crisis hit? It joined the quartz race and made sure to take the first prize. In 1975, it launched the first u-boat replica, appearing in a two-tone version in the desired metal fashion. Against the brushed steel, 18K gold came in the form of its bezel, the crown, hands and appliques. Save for a date window at 3 o'clock, the dial was white and simple, decorated with Clous de Paris embossing and bore the words "Quartz Chronometer". Powering this timepiece was the Caliber 705, an in-house movement that beat at a blistering 32,768 Hz.