Launched in 2022, the Angelus Chronodate is a tribute to the model’s 1942 Chronodate, a traditional bi-compax chronograph that includes a central pointer date. The model now introduces three new variations of this contemporary re-interpretation of the mannequin: a jet-black dial obtainable in gold or titanium and a fern inexperienced dial obtainable in titanium solely.
If the trendy aesthetics of the Angelus Chronodate are fairly a departure from the traditional Chronodate of the Forties, these are in keeping with the present, modern model of the model. Certainly its formed, angular case options taut strains that undertake the identical aesthetics as a number of different Angelus timepieces, similar to its diving assortment. Out there in pink gold or titanium, it’s a quite advanced structure constructed round six essential parts: the 2 hollowed sides, the 2 central hyperlinks, the notched bezel and the case again. Inside, and partially seen via the cut-outs, is a carbon-fibre composite container. The proper-hand aspect of the case building holds the carbon composite chronograph pushers and a big, formed crown with a contrasting rubber ring.
With a diameter of 42.5mm and a peak of 14.25mm, it’s quite on the big aspect however ought to match most wrists. As you’d count on, the titanium model wears mild and comfortable whereas the gold model has extra heft.
Initially obtainable with blue or silver dials, the mannequin now comes with a jet-black or fern-green dial with two massive registers. Surrounding the dial is a sloped black minutes observe and, in fact, the trademark date ring on the perimeter. The big utilized Arabic numerals are full of white Tremendous-LumiNova. The utilized Angelus emblem is stuffed by hand with black lacquer. The pink triangular-tipped pointer hand is a nod to the unique Chronodate. The central chronograph seconds hand additionally has a pink tip. The syringe-style central hour and minute arms function a Tremendous-LumiNova insert for optimum legibility in all situations.
The Angelus Chronodate is powered by the calibre A500 made with La Joux-Perret, a sister firm of Angelus. This automated motion relies on the tried-and-tested 7750 structure, but, the chronograph command is a column wheel as an alternative of a cam and lever mechanism. It has been additionally modified to point out the date by way of a central pointer hand, similar to for the unique 1942 Chronodate. It ticks at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour or 4Hz and it comes with a snug autonomy of 60 hours when totally wound, versus 48 hours for the standard Valjoux.
Turning the watch over, the A500 calibre will be seen via the sapphire crystal barely protruding from the case again. The ending suits inside the modern design of the watch and consists of sandblasted and micro-bead blasted and NAC handled plates and bridges, circular-grained rhodium-plated wheels and extra. The rotor options the Angelus emblem and is product of tungsten or gold and tungsten.
The watch is offered on a rubber strap embossed with a material sample or on a titanium bracelet that’s properly built-in to the case. It options massive horizontal rectangular hyperlinks barely tapering to the buckle. If these hyperlinks are quite tall, the bracelet follows the curvature of the wrist with consolation. Each the straps and bracelet are fitted with folding buckles. The interchangeability system permits you simply swap the bracelet and straps, and, to alter the persona of your watch in seconds with no device.
These new Angelus Chronodate fashions should not restricted. Worth is about at CHF 22,900 (incl. taxes) for the titanium model on a rubber strap, CHF 24,700 (incl. taxes) for the titanium model on a titanium bracelet, and CHF 42,900 (incl. taxes) for the pink gold model. For extra data, please go to angelus-watches.com.
Leave a Reply