Angelus U41 is a light weight, yet sturdy mechanical watch that highlights the stylistic graphic structure of its stunning skeleton movement along with a captivating flying tourbillon complication.
Enclosed in a 42 mm titanium case, the U41 showcases its own architecture. Unfolding in a series of black and transparent sections, this frame is both minimalist and graphic. Technical aspects merge with the aesthetic signature in an optimal combination of stability, design and ergonomics. The network of open-worked plates and bridges thus forms and defines the very identity of the U41.
This new model reflects Angelus’ in-depth knowledge in designing and developing complication and skeleton calibres. The watch also offers a comfortable and proportionate wearing experience on the wrist. The U41 is a sporty watch, as exemplified by its sculpted rubber strap, notched bezel, titanium case and movement designed in a metallic ‘mesh’ format.
The movement architecture is capable of withstanding impacts and cushioning shocks without breaking or being deformed. By enclosing all the main elements, including the wheels and the barrel, between two plates, the movement delivers maximum stability.
The A-300 calibre is a skeleton design and was developed as such. In order to strike the perfect balance between structural solidity and openwork detailing, Angelus opted for a ‘dual-beamed’ plates and bridges design. The void that separates the two arms from these supporting elements is studded with jewels that accommodate the wheel axes. All of these components are treated with black ADLC to add contrast and texture.
Angelus movements frequently exhibit 90-hour autonomy, enabled by a balance oscillation speed of 3 Hz. For the A-300 calibre, the frequency has been set at 4 Hz for 60 hours of power reserve. This higher frequency safeguards the accuracy of the movement during impacts, and thus reduces its power reserve.
The U41 comes in two versions: one dressed in orange hues, and another in a range of blues illuminated by flashes of yellow on the minutes hand and minute circle. White Super-LumiNova coats the hours and minutes hands. The rubber straps work beautifully with the dominant colours.
Despite its technical intensity and sporty feel, the U41 remains reasonably sized: a 42 mm diameter case with a thickness of 10 mm.
Hours and minutes
Calibre A-300, hand-wound mechanical, one-minute flying tourbillon
Diameter: 32.80 mm
Thickness: 4.30 mm
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Main plate: Chamfered, polished and treated with black ADLC
Bridges: Chamfered, polished and treated with black ADLC
Wheels: Chamfered and polished
Tourbillon carriage: Chamfered and mirror-polished
– Lower: Anthracite with orange or yellow minute circle
– Upper: Orange or blue, with hour indicator treated with Super-LumiNova
Hands: Orange or blue/yellow, treated with white Super-LumiNova
Material: Grade 5 titanium
Diameter: 42.00 mm
Thickness: 10.00 mm
Crystal: Box sapphire, with an anti-reflective treatment on the inner surface
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 30 metres/3 ATM
Orange, blue or black rubber with Angelus logo in relief
Buckle: Pin buckle, grade 5 titanium
25 timepieces in each colour
Orange U41: 0TSBT.O01A
Blue U41: 0TSBT.U01A
Global retail price
CHF 31,700 excl. tax (may be subject to modifications)