The history of the U-Boat brand begins in 1942, when Ilvo Fontana – a watchmaker, was producing watches for the Italian Navy. Those watches were made with a unique left-hand configuration, with the robust crown system always placed on the left for comfort. The most important part of that particular design was high legibility, water resistance, and reliability. Half a century later Italo, the grandson of this watchmaker went through his grandfather’s archives and found the drawings of those watches, which were made back in 1942. Italo could not think of anything else afterwards. Nowadays the watchmaking art is happening right in the heart of the Tuscan town of Lucca by the founder of U-Boat – Italo Fontana and the brand is considered as the true symbol of style.