The Chronodate collection masterfully intertwines Angelus‘ diverse design philosophies, seamlessly merging the timeless allure of a historical Swiss watchmaking house with the ingenuity of a contemporary, technologically advanced brand. Unveiled in 2022, the Angelus Chronodate pays a graceful tribute to the brand’s 1942 Chronodate model – an enduring bi-compax chronograph featuring a central pointer date. After captivating enthusiasts with an array of dial colours, including black, fern green, navy blue, and opaline white, the collection now comes with an intriguing addition: the storm blue dial.
The Angelus Chronodate Titanium Storm Blue resides within a 42.5 mm satin-finished titanium case with carbon-composite parts that effortlessly blend vintage charm with a distinctly modern interpretation. Angelus retains the impactful black counters in this iteration, ensuring impeccable readability against the tranquil blue dial. Prominent applied Arabic numerals adorned with Super-LumiNova grace the dial with refined visibility. The date comes to life through a pointer hand, distinguished by a vibrant red tip, harmoniously aligned with an inner flange dedicated to date indications.
The dial’s dynamic interplay of blue shades exudes an enchanting allure, gracefully shifting under varying lighting conditions. The small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock and the 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock enhance both form and functionality. The watch’s sporty character is accentuated by shaped pushers adorned with red accents.
Driving the Angelus Chronodate Titanium Storm Blue is the Calibre A-500 movement, encased within a container crafted from a carbon-fibre composite. Encircling this core, an innovative attachment system is employed, characterized by an intricately open-worked cradle that seamlessly integrates the case middle and lugs into a singular visual harmony, each component fashioned from lightweight yet durable titanium.
Developed in collaboration with La Joux-Perret, Angelus’ sister company, the Angelus Calibre A-500 boasts a column wheel mechanism and an oscillating weight in the form of the brand’s emblematic capital letter ‘A’ crowned by a star. This subtle yet profound detail pays homage to the origin of Angelus, woven into the very fabric of the movement. The movement delivers 60 hours of power reserve and beats to 28,800vph.
The Angelus Chronodate Titanium Storm Blue has a choice between a titanium bracelet or a black rubber strap, catering to individual preferences. Prices are CHF 22,900 for the strap version and CHF 24,900 for the Storm Blue on a bracelet, including axes. For those seeking further information, please visit www.angelus-watches.com.