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FLIGHTDECK
 
In 1942, the Italian Government commissioned Ilvo to design a watch to be used by the pilots of the Navy. Ilvo then concentrated on a watch that was big enough to be read instantly in any weather and light conditions. The design continued, but the order for the initial production did not come about, meaning that the design remained on paper alone for over 50 years.

Italo Fontana, born in Lucca, Italy, in 1965. His interest in design and creativity developed at a young age. His ideas intertwined with fashion, furnishings, valuable objects; elements which were born out of the inspiration of his creative talent. His interest in watches takes inspiration, and leads to fulfilment, from an experience of Italo's grandfather, Ilvo Fontana. In 2000 Italo Fontana decided to develop the idea of the U-Boat watch, constantly tweaking it to become the brand we know today, with a nod to the past and one towards future trends.

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