Well, it's very exciting and humbling. Our good friends at U-Boat have generously provided us with their latest creations. Nine new Capsoils and five new ladies models.
Capsoil was originally released in November 2018 as a set of four. Two time-only steel or DLC models and two chronographs, also in steel or DLC cases (references 8110, 8108, 8111 and 8109 respectively). One major difference between these radical new timepieces and all other U-Boats is that the case is filled with oil. Unlike the Bell and Ross Hydromax, which is filled with oil to allow it to withstand the pressures of the deepest ocean at 11,000 meters, Capsoils use oil, combined with a curved sapphire glass, to create a unique aesthetic that allows the wearer to get from very sharp View the watch from an angle. It's as if the dial is printed on the underside of the sapphire glass. The edge of the watch face is always in visual clutter (or TurmOil?). It's so unique that it's distracting.
As I mentioned in a previous article, making a round sapphire crystal is very difficult and expensive. Crystals are grown in long tubes and then cut into the individual discs required for each watch. This process works for flat glass. Historically, glass was a hard crystal or similar that could be molded. This process works for round glass. The new Capsoils released this year have a mineral glass. This time there is also a bronze PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) model! It can only be assumed that U-Boat automatic replica watch has been able to perfect the tank filling process to achieve this.
Despite the significant price drop, all new Capsoil models feature the Swiss Ronda 712.3 movement, which is oil-bath lubricated, a 38mm or 44mm diameter case, screw-down caseback, curved mineral glass and 50 Meter waterproof. Most of the specs of the original, plus all the charm and character, for half the price.
Whether you consider my usual articles to be erudite prose or banal jokes, they exist for one purpose; to educate and incite readers to buy a reasonable luxury watch. However, U-Boat has done all the hard work for me. Just five words: Capsoil for under a grand.
There are seven dark moon models and two rainbow models. Each is described below.
Dark Moon 44mm, black dial and bronze PVD case with laser cut handmade leather strap.
Dark Moon 44mm, Black Dial, Stainless Steel Case on Synthetic Rubber Strap - Reference 8463.
Dark Moon 44mm, Red Mineral Glass, Black IPB Case on Synthetic Rubber Strap - Reference 8466.
New ladies U-boat
In addition to the aforementioned Gent models U-Boat also released some amazing Lady models. Note that these models do not have oil-filled housings. In its place is a mother-of-pearl dial and Arabic numerals set with bright crystals. The same elegant case design and domed mineral glass are also present.
Rainbow, Reference 8472, Pink Mother-of-Pearl Dial and 38mm Stainless Steel Case on Pink Alligator Leather Strap. Richard Mille RM 11-03 Automatic Winding Flyback
Rainbow, reference 8473, with pink mother-of-pearl dial and 38mm bronze IPB case on mesh bracelet.
Rainbow, reference 8474, with blue mother-of-pearl dial and 38mm stainless steel case on a mesh bracelet.
Rainbow, reference 8475, blue mother-of-pearl dial and 38mm bronze IPB case on blue alligator leather strap.
The last addition is a new Lady's Classico, which is already available for purchase. This stylized women's watch takes the strong aesthetics of the classic collection with an extraordinary dial and sapphire spray.
Classico replica luxury watches, reference 8481, turquoise mother-of-pearl dial, 42 white sapphires and 38 mm stainless steel case with turquoise alligator leather strap.