Since its earliest days, Angelus has been an integrated manufacture producing exceptional timepieces. Now, Angelus culminates its expertise in producing high-performance haute horlogerie movements into the brand’s first diver’s watch, the U50 Diver Tourbillon.
The U50 Diver Tourbillon is the first diver’s watch from Angelus. What makes it stand out from other diver’s watches is its uniquely structured skeleton movement in a highly legible execution.
While conceived with all the properties sought in a diver’s watch, the U50 Diver Tourbillon is above all a sporty-chic, high-performance timepiece, able to withstand all kinds of physical activities – above and below sea level.
Instead of a solid dial, the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon features an open display with a highly contrasting flange ring in blue and yellow lacquer, featuring white Super-LumiNova on the indexes. Matching the legible flange ring, the hands are rhodium plated with blue and yellow lacquer, with Super-LumiNova applied in the middle of the hands.
The U50 Diver Tourbillon’s A-300 caliber was designed by Angelus as a skeleton from the ground up rather than simply being a cut-out version of an existing movement. 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.
Crafted in a 45-mm-wide lightweight yet robust titanium case, the watch 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 uni-directional 60-minute flange ring, in lieu of the more common exterior rotating 60-minute bezel found in diver’s watches.
Opposite the crowns on the left side of the case at the 9 o’clock position, a helium escape valve is placed to ensure the watch’s water-resistance of 300 meters, even during saturation diving where the watch would be exposed to helium gas that could make its way into the case under pressure.
The A-300 calibre provides hours, minutes, small seconds and a one-minute flying tourbillon and works at a frequency at 4 Hz. The high-performance movement wears a haute horlogerie finishend with snailed black ADLC coating and chamfered edges.
The Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon comes on a black rubber strap bearing the Angelus “A” logo.