Angelus is a watch brand that is more accessible to real people. The design is for real people who cannot afford to delve into the world of high end watches. Many of us would love to own a Patek Phillippe, or some other 6 digit work of haute horology, but many of us simple cannot. So for that very reason, it is important that brands such as Angelus create watches that can be a constant companion, and a purpose driven tool, for people who live in reality.
This Angelus U50 Diver is just such a watch. It is powered by a caliber A-300 movement which is mechanically hand wound, and sports a one minute flying tourbillon.
The movement for this watch was created from scratch, and made from the ground up to be a skeletoned piece. The movement has 23 jewels, and a frequency of 28,800 vph, of 4Hz. The power reserve offered is 55 hours, and the bridges as well as the plates are done with snailing and coated in black DLC. The wheels carry the Angelus six spoke design.
The case for this watch is done in grade 5 titanium, and has a coating done in black DLC. The case measures in at a large 46 millimeters in diameter, and is 12.47 millimeters thick. Both of the vrowns screw dowm, and has the Angelus logo engraved on them. The sapphire crystals front and back are box shaped and have AR coating on both sides. The water resistance is a good 300 meters in depth. At the 9 o’clock position, there is a helium release valve to be used during decompression from dives that are quite deep. The strap is done in black rubber and has the Angelus log embossed on it.
The strap is fastened via a pin buckle done in DLC coated titanium. This watch is limited to 25 pieces only, but i feel if the watch sells well, it will be produced further. The watch is selling at a fee of more than $30,000, and more information about the watch and the price point can be found at angelus-watches.com. Thank you for reading my article, and have a great weekend.