Angelus is a high-end watch brand based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the heart of Swiss watchmaking. Dating back nearly 125 years, Angelus has been one of the most influential horological manufactures of the last century. Connoisseurs of high-end watchmaking have universally hailed Angelus' pioneering, in-house developed movements and timepieces, which continue to be coveted by collectors all over the world.
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Brand Review: Angelus Watches
Angelus: The Introduction If you're a new watch enthusiast or even a seasoned watch collector, then you should know how unique the Angelus brand is, it is a splendid and priceless addition to any collection. The Angelus is easily one of our preferred watch brands.
History of Angelus Watches
The Angelus brand began its life in 1891 and dating well over 125 years; the timepieces are still covered by watch collectors all over the world today. The brand started with the two Stolz brothers, in the Swiss village of Le Locle, the heart of many well-known watch brands. The two brothers produced pocket and wristwatches and at the time, included different mechanisms into these watches. These innovations won the brothers a lot of prizes. The brand quickly rose and established itself as a significant power in the watch-making industry. Their great work spanned for the next thirty years, and just before WWII, the brand pioneered a distinct wristwatch at the time, a chronograph they called "Chronodato." This watch became a revolution for the brand due to its pinpoint accuracy and different designs on its case. In no time, it became the top-selling timepiece. Every brand has its defining watch that starts its legacy; for the Rolex, it was the Submariner; for the omega, it is the Speedmaster; Angelus's most notable watch is the chronodato.
Early in the 20th century, Angelus developed its long-lasting reputation because of its accurate chronographs. The most well-known models were the 1942 model "Chronodate" and the 1943 model "Chronodato." The world's first chronograph watches with calendar function. Angelus brand made confident decisions, the highlight being the automatic watch "Tinkler" in 1957, which featured a quarter-repeating complication. However, only a small amount was manufactured, in the order of only 100.
The Angelus brand continued producing excellent quality watches through time before they released the superior wristwatch in 1978, a five-minute repeating timepiece. The Chronodato remained Angelus' most famous piece. The blend of the aviator's chronograph function with the practical triple date complications, which included the day of the week, date, and month, gave the well-designed watch its revered status and value. Angelus is a historic brand that was revived by La Joux-Perret and master lead designer Sebastien Chaulmonte.
The type of watches angelus makes
To date, collectors all over the world hunger after the Angelus series. For new watch enthusiasts giving into their passion, Angelus remains one of the most significant manufacturers of chronograph movements.
Collections by Angelus
1) Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante Watch
Angelus introduced another truly magnificent watch, the Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante. The Rattrapante invites the owner to have an in-depth look at the mechanical work, typically hidden from presuming eyes. The ingenuity of the timepiece features a myriad of silver-colored wheels, red rubies, and open-worked minute and hour hands.
The Angelus timepiece is a split-second chronograph, furnished with two co-axially located central hands, and can measure two different times. The wearer of the Rattrapante typically sees the upper, central chronograph hand, which displays a luscious red shade on its end. The Rattrapante, which means catch up in French, is activated, the other split-second co-axially mounted hand co-axially mounted below the first chronograph hand, comes into action.
2) Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Watch
The firsts of any great event are always ingrained in memory, for the Angelus brand, Angelus U50 Tourbillon Diver is an impressive timepiece. The Angelus brand explored the depths of the sea, introducing its first divers watch, the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon. It features a skeletonized dial, 45mm wide, and is rendered in titanium. The U50's internal mechanism is yellow and bright blue and matches both the hour and minute hands. The U50 has a pseudo-super two-crown layout; the first crown sets the wind while the other crown simultaneously rotates elapsed time bezel.
3) Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon Watch
Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon comes in a colorful blend of stormy blue and orange. The U51 Diver Tourbillon has similar properties to its predecessor, the U50 tourbillon, such as 45 mm in size, although the titanium case of the U51 has a different design layout when compared to the U50 series.
The Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon showcases an improved case over the U50 Diver Tourbillon. The redesigned bezel and inner bezel assumes a wave crest shape.
4) Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition Watch
The Black Edition of the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon is a remarkable and rare timepiece powered by the manual wound caliber A-300. This U50 black edition has an 'Haute horlogerie' finish with a polished ADLC black coating and beveled edges. The design of the U50 is intensified by a skeletonized ratchet and barrel present in the stylish Angelus six-spoke design. This new Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition is a watch collectors dream due to its size and with covert wrist presence. Although the U50 Diver Tourbillon is an exciting timepiece, this new Black Edition now takes that our preferred spot. This new development makes it much easier to wear with many outfits since the previous model was a bit colorful for most attire.
5) Angelus U40 Racing Tourbillon Skeleton Watch
Unlike most other skeleton watches, the U40 Racing tourbillon's thrilling movement is based on excellent structural engineering and architecture. The U40 Racing design drastically reduces its weight and maximizes its resistance; Angelus brand replaced the traditional main plate and bridges with two almost identical plates securing all parts. The modern design displays the mechanical elements.
The Angelus U40 wears extremely well showcasing its balance, lightweight and comfortable titanium case.
6) Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumiere Watch
The Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumiere displays a modern museum on the wearer's wrist, exhibiting the mesmerizing one-minute flying tourbillon. The Angelus U10 reveals the full tourbillon and keeps nothing hidden; the perfect watch. The U10 tourbillon compensates for the effects of gravity on a wristwatch. The rotating wheel oscillates and neutralizes the effects of Earth's gravity while keeping an accurate timekeeping rate. The U10 tourbillon is a watch-making virtuosity – the perfect wristwatch if you want your display case to be respected.
7) Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon Watch
The Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon provides phenomenal visibility to the movement, the perfect contemporary tourbillon.
Although new watch enthusiasts tend to miss it, the Angelus U20 comes in two distinct versions. The Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon's A-250 movement, which is not readily visible, is an exceptional mix of clear sapphire crystal plates that keep everything together with blue titanium bridges.
The other materials used for the movement include plated brass, gold, and steel. The evolution of the Angelus U20 Ultra-skeleton does not only indicate time but also consists of a flying tourbillon.
The powerful movement operates with a large reserve of 90 hours. The ultra-skeleton dial exhibits legibility and gives the watch a truly attractive look.
8) Angelus U10 Tourbillon Calavera Watch
Viva la Calavera! The Angelus U10 Tourbillon Calavera is a truly exceptional timepiece, so it's no surprise the coveted Angelus U10 Calavera comes in only one version. The U10 Tourbillon comes with a substantial cosmetic upgrade– most particularly, the Mexican Day of the Dead "Calavera" painted skull and the design on the strap.
The partly painted magenta compliments the purples, greens, and blues of the Calavera skull. The ravishing colors of the watch bring out its beauty, merging its fantastic lines and hues. The steel case of the U10 Calavera resembles an electric shaving razor steel and is toned to prevent contrasting with the beautiful colors of the watch's hands.
The Calaveras introduction piece for Angelus collection gives its superior value for a tourbillon, especially due to its exclusive in-house production.
9) Angelus U21 Tourbillon Carbon Gold Watch
The angelus brand marked a new era with the release of the Angelus U21 Tourbillon and U22 Tourbillon wristwatches. One of the most notable improvements is the visibility of the movement's essential components. This visibility gives the wristwatch a principal and streamlined look. The Angelus brand made this possible by creatively constructing the main plate solely with carbon fiber, which makes it almost indistinguishable from the watch's case. The case of the Angelus U21 Tourbillon is constructed entirely with NPT carbon-fiber and 18-karat red gold – The Angelus U21 is priced on request, as there are limited amounts available. The skeletonized bridges and other moving elements such as the 18-karat red gold and variety of polished surfaces amplify the beauty of the U21 tourbillon.
10) Angelus U22 Tourbillon Carbon Titanium Watch
Unlike the Angelus U21 tourbillon, The Angelus brand went for even further weight reduction on U22 Tourbillon, by using a carbon-fiber with titanium case that weighs only 54 grams. The Angelus U22 has a more racing-inspired appearance, with arrays of red accents that move along the chapter displaying the revered Angelus logo near the 4 o'clock mark. The Angelus U22 showcases its red Super-LumiNova application, a feature which is not present in the Angelus U21.
Brand Wrap-Up: Angelus Watches
Knowing and understanding watches is loving them, and for any collector, the Angelus watches represent excellent value for their price. Angelus brand is hugely admired for both its watches and watch movements. The angelus brand is a mechanical delight designed for perfection and deserves its admiration. Angelus is the next level of watch design.