U Boat Rainbow
U-BOAT presents its latest ladies’ watch collection Rainbow. With this new collection of feminine wristwatches, Italo Fontana plays with colours highlighting his positive and optimistic vision of life through his iridescent mineral glasses.This U Boat Rainbow line consists of four watch models in size 38mm for ladies, all of them characterised by a domed mineral glass creating a multicolour effect emphasising the different nuances of dial.These four models have been designed with in mind an eclectic person, fashion lover, enjoying this world with carefree and colorful approach.
The collection is now available in two cases in stainless steel and other two in IP bronze color. They feature a mother pearl dial, blue and pink, under the curved mineral glass respectively in blue and pink color providing an amplified multicolour and “rainbow” effect.On the dial, indexes and numbers are in polished metal, with bright Swarovski crystals set on indexes 12/4/8.With the Swiss precision of the Ronda 712.3 quartz movement, all the models feature a leather bracelet mainly with alligator pattern with color in harmony with the one of the different cases and a metal mesh bracelet.
Each U Boat Rainbow creation is of exclusive Tuscan manufacture, a land of great inspiration and style. All U-Boat watch straps are entirely handmade by expert craftsmen in Italy from selected leathers and materials. NEW SOMMERSO WITH CERAMIC BEZEL.
On 1 May 1945, 3 U-boats were wrecked at Warnemünde, outside Rostock on the Baltic coast, the first of a wave of scuttling boats and destroying facilities. On 2 May, a further 32 U-boats were scuttled at Travemünde, near Lübeck .
As the Allies closed in on the North German ports the Kriegsmarine started to destroy what was left to prevent its capture, while all serviceable boats were ordered to bases in Norway. During May a final massacre of U-boats fleeing to Norway took place; 23 U-boats were destroyed or damaged beyond repair in transit in the first week of May.
The Kriegsmarine had approximately 470 U-boats remaining. Some 170 of these were operational U-boats ( Front boats), based mainly in occupied Norway, and another 200 home-based boats in various stages of building, commissioning and working up; these were mainly in the north German ports and on the Baltic .