The Classico 45 Bronzo features a rugged, military inspired style that draws upon U-Boat’s design heritage more than any of UBoat’s other watches. You could easily imagine this watch on the wrist of a naval aviator or at the helm of a ship - the use of naturally aged bronze calls to mind vintage sextants, compasses, and the like. The bronze case definitely has a vintage look that will develop a patina and additional character as it wears, ages, and even corrodes. As a result, no two watches are identical, and eventually each will reflect how it was used and worn throughout it’s life, creating a one-of-a-kind heirloom piece.
The bronze case is complemented by a dark matte brown face, appearing almost black, consisting of three superimposed dials and highlighted by a visible ruby just above the 6 o’clock position. The dial sports large Arabic numerals at the 12, 4, and 8 o’clock positions, with luminous beige hands and beige hour markers for maximum visibility. The Classico 45 Bronzo features minimal complications on the face, just a date window (on the left side, as per UBoat’s standard design) and a 24hr indicator.
A handmade and hand finished calf leather strap enhances the vintage look of the Classico 45 Bronzo, with a matching bronze tongue buckle that will also age and patina alongside the watch. The lug width is a standard 20mm, making it easy to swap out the strap if you so desire, including with one of the various U-Boat straps available here.
The Classico collection reflects the essence of UBoat’s style and serves as the perfect entry point for someone interested in the brand. A no nonsense watch, the Classico 45 Bronzo can be your primary timepiece, and will pair just as well with a suit as it would with casual attire. Properly maintained, this watch could last a lifetime, as the bronze case is designed to take a beating while only becoming more attractive as a result.