Baselworld 2019: Angelus Watches Novelties – Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon and Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition

Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon
Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon
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Angelus Watches prepared for Baselworld 2019 new versions of the Angelus U50 and Angelus U51. Until the reviews will be published, please have a look at the official press releases below.

Angelus reaches new chronometry achievement with U51 Diver Tourbillon 5-day power reserve 

Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon
Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon

Angelus keeps with its tradition of utilizing technologically forward materials to manufacture highly complicated and aesthetically interesting timepieces. The House stretches the limit of its famous diving tourbillon movement, adding a 5-day power reserve to its list of features. 

While meeting the required diver’s watch criteria, the U51 Diver Tourbillon comes with high technical features. In fact, the A-310 calibre is dedicated to efficiency, with a silicon lever escapement and with all bridges as plates made of titanium. Furthermore, Angelus’ engineers and watchmakers pushed the boundaries with a remarkable 5-day power reserve while keeping the 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) frequency, ensuring high precision. Finally, the tourbillon cage is set on a ball bearing instead of pivots to gain in stability. 

Even though the U51 Diver Tourbillon is intended as a high-performance sporty timepiece, the skeletonised movement has been carefully decorated with sandblasted finishing, enhancing the natural colour variations of the titanium. 

Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon
Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon

The 45 mm titanium case features two large screw-down crowns. The two-position crown at 4 o’clock is used for winding and setting the time, while the crown at 2 o’clock is used to rotate the unidirectional 60-minute rotating bezel. Opposite, at the 9 o’clock position, a helium escape valve is placed to ensure the watch’s water resistance of 300 meters (1,000 feet), even during saturation diving so the helium molecules could not make their way into the case under pressure. 

 Careful attention has been given to the aesthetic of the U51 Diver Tourbillon. The 45 mm case is masterfully manufactured with a subtle interplay between sandblasted, brushed and polished surfaces, which takes full advantage of the titanium’s unique colours properties. The bezel of the case as the chapter ring are carved, recalling waves. The open display appeals with contrasting chapter ring of stormy blue and striking orange colours. The hands, indexes and Arabic numerals are all filled with Super-Luminova for optimal readability.  

 The U51 Diver Tourbillon comes on a matching blue rubber strap embossed with aAngelus logo and a titanium folding buckle. 

Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon  Technical Specifications 

Functions:Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon

Hours, minutes, small secondsunidirectional rotatable 60-minute indicator 

 

Movement  

Calibre A-310, mechanical hand-wound, one-minute flying tourbillon 

Jewels 23 

Diameter 32.80 mm 

Height 4.30 mm 

Power reserve 120 hours (5 days)  

Frequency 4 Hz / 28,800 vph  

Lever escapementSilicon 

DecorationSandblasted plates and bridges, wheels with Angelus six-spoke design, tourbillon cage with chamfered and polished edges  

 

Dial

Openwork with blue and orange chapter ring. Hours’ indexes, chapter ring’s Arabic numbers and hands filled with Super-Luminova 

 

Case 

MaterialGrade 5 titanium. Sandblasted, brushed or polished finishing 

Diameter 45.00 mm 

Thickness 12.47 mm  

Crowns Screwed and engraved with Angelus logo 

Crystal Box shaped sapphire with anti-reflection coating both sides 

Back Sapphire 

Water resistance 300 m / 1,000 ft 

 

Strap  

Material Blue rubber embossed with Angelus logo  

BuckleFolding, grade 5 titanium 

 

Limited edition25 pieces 

Reference0TDCT.E01A.K008D 

World retail priceCHF 32’800 without taxes (prices can be subject to change) 

 

Into the deep, dark infinite with Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition 

Angelus U50 Black edition
Angelus U50 Black edition

After entering the scene as a diver’s watch like no other, the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon returns in a bold black limited edition. 

The U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition stands out with its uniquely structured manufacture skeleton movement and dark tones. While conceived with all the properties sought in a diver’s watch, the U50 Diver Tourbillon is high-performance timepiece. With its stealthy black silhouette, this limited edition blends into any situation. 

Crafted in a 46mm-wide lightweight yet robust titanium case with a black DLC treatment all over, the U50 Diver Tourbillon features two large screw-down crowns. The two-position crown at 4 o’clock is used for winding and setting the time, while the crown at 2 o’clock is used to rotate the unidirectional 60-minute rotating bezel. Oppositeat the 9 o’clock position, a helium escape valve is placed to ensure the watch’s water resistance of 300 meters (1,000 feet), even during saturation diving so the helium molecules could not make their way into the case under pressure. 

Angelus U50 Black edition
Angelus U50 Black edition

 Instead of a solid dial, the U50 Diver Tourbillon features an open face with a dark but legible hours’ ring in greyas well as white Super-Luminova on the indexes. Matching the dial, the hours, minutes and seconds’ hands are black plated and filled with Super-Luminova. Both face and case back crystals are made of antireflective sapphire. 

 The result of years of intensive R&D by Angelus’ engineers and watchmakers, the U50 Diver Tourbillon’s A-300 mechanical hand-wound caliber is designed as a skeleton from the ground up rather than simply being a cut-out version of an existing movement.  

Angelus U50 Black edition
Angelus U50 Black edition

Much reduced in weight, it has maximum rigidity from its beam-type bridges and the fact that all the movement’s main elements, such as the wheels and barrel, are firmly secured between two plates. This design replaces the conventional main plate and bridges construction and massively increases the mechanical resistance of the movement. The watch’s rigidity is further enhanced by the Angelus in-house six-spoke design, which reinforces the wheel train and protects the skeletonized ratchet and barrel. Finally, the movement is entirely manufactured in-house. 

With its core functions – hours, minutes, small seconds – the A-300 caliber has a 55-hour power reserve. The 4 Hz / 28,800 vph frequency is a guarantee for precision. Even though the caliber is intended as a high-performance, it has painstakingly executed with snailed black DLC coating and chamfered edges, matching the blacked-out allure of the U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition.  

 The U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition comes on a black rubber strap bearing the Angelus logo, with a Bback DLC titanium pin buckle, completing the look of this 25-piece limited edition diver’s watch. 

Angelus U50 Black edition
Angelus U50 Black edition

 

Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition Technical Specifications 

 

Functions

Hours, minutessmall seconds and unidirectional rotatable 60-minute  indicator 

 

Movement  

Calibre A-300, mechanical hand-wound, one-minute flying tourbillon 

Jewels 23 

Diameter 32.80 mm 

Height 4.30 mm 

Power reserve 55 hours  

Frequency 4 Hz / 28,800 vph 
 

Decoration

Black DLC coated, snailed and chamfered plates and bridges, wheels with Angelus six-spoke design, mirror-polished tourbillon cage with chamfered and polished edges, balance wheel black treated 

 

Dial

Openwork with grey chapter ring. Indexes, Arabic numbers and hands filled with Super-Luminova 

 

Case 

MaterialGrade 5 titanium, black DLC coated 

Diameter 46.00 mm 

Thickness 12.47 mm  

Crowns Screwed and engraved with Angelus logo 

Crystal Box shaped sapphire with anti-reflection coating both sides 

Back Sapphire 

Water resistance 300 m / 1,000 ft 

 

Strap  

Material Black rubber embossed with Angelus logo  

BucklePin, grade 5 titanium, black DLC coated 

 

Limited edition25 pieces 

Reference number0TDNT.D01A.K008T 

World retail priceCHF 30’750 without taxes (prices can be subject to change) 

 

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