Watch Angels Design Type B-Uhr Chronograph

In collaboration with Gisbert Brunner (co-founder of Uhrenkosmos), Watch Angels SA is releasing a timepiece inspired by the iconic B-Uhr pilot watches.

Based in Mendrisio in Switzerland, Watch Angels SA is a watch company specialized in crowd-funded manufacturing. Utilizing community funding, it has already created timepieces like Cedric Bellon CB01, Bühlmann Decompression 01, Funder Måne and Waltham Field & Marine.

The company’s latest project is B-Uhr Baumuster B, an automatic pilot watch created in partnership with Gisbert Brunner.

While respecting the original specifications and design codes of historic B-Uhr watches, the Watch Angels design type – based on the “Baumuster B” dial version – is the first automatic mono-pusher officially-certified chronometer chronograph.

The Watch Angels design type B-Uhr chronograph features a 44mm diameter case. It will be available in four versions: B-Uhr Stealth, B-Uhr Vintage, B-Uhr Blue and B-Uhr Black.

B-Uhr Stealth features black DLC coated stainless steel case, black dial, black hands and grey X1 Superluminova®. B-Uhr Vintage has grey DLC case, matt black dial, blue hands and “old radium” X1 Superluminova®. Both Stealth and Vintage models are limited to 50 pieces each.

B-Uhr Blue comes with stainless steel case, sunburst navy blue dial, black dial, black hands and white X1 Superluminova®. B-Uhr Black features stainless steel case, matte black dial, black hands and white X1 Superluminova®. Both Blue and Black models are limited to 70 pieces each.

A soft-iron cage protects the movement from the influence of magnetic fields. True to the designs of historic pilot watches, it boasts an easily readable dial layout. Its over-sized crown allows easy operating even with the gloves on.

The Watch Angels design type B-Uhr looks like a 3 hands watch when the chronograph is not active. This effect has been reached by using a monopusher chronograph, which has no top and bottom pushers, and by making sure that the central chronograph hand, 30min chronograph hand and the elapsed time marker exactly overlap when the chronograph is not active.

This mono-pusher chronograph watch is equipped with the Sellita SW500 MPC b self-winding movement. Certified by COSC, this caliber provides a power reserve of 62 hours. The dial features a disc indicator at 9 o’clock for displaying the status of power reserve.

Watch Angels makes use of crowd-funding to fund the production of its timepieces. The company has recently started raising funds for B-Uhr. The special Watch Angels price per piece is CHF 1,890 for B-Uhr Black and B-Uhr Blue models and CHF 2,190 for B-Uhr Stealth and B-Uhr Vintage models. The campaign will be closed on 30 April 2022.

For more details, please visit the B-Uhr Baumuster B crowd-funding campaign.

Technical details

Case
Case material: 316L stainless steel (1.4404)
Size: 44mm diameter, 16.17mm thickness, 52.58.mm lug to lug
Double domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment underneath
Open case-back with sapphire crystal
Soft iron movement container
Bi-directional turning bezel with push-turn mechanism to turn the 12 o’clock disk
Water resistance: 10ATM/100m/333ft

Case finishing
Circular brushed bezel with polished top ring
Circular brushed lugs, vertical brushed between the lugs
Horizontal brushed case side
Polished case bevels
Circular brushed case-back with polished bevel
Circular brushed crown with polished bevel
DLC coating (for Stealth and Vintage models only)

Movement
Sellita SW500 MPC b automatic monopusher chronograph
Officially certified Swiss chronometer
28’800 alternances per hour (4 Hz)
25 Jewels
Power reserve: 62 hours
Anti-magnetic

Functions
30min chronograph
Elapsed time marker at 12 o’clock operated by the bezel
Power indicator by disk at 9 o’clock

Dial
Applied matt or circular brushed minutes ring
Matt or sunburst dial finish
X1 grade Superluminova® print
X1 grade Superluminova® filled H, M hands and 12 o’clock triangle
X1 grade Superluminova® central chrono hand tip

Strap
Genuine leather Italian strap
316L Stainless steel buckle (1.4404)

Origin
Swiss made

Models

B-Uhr Stealth

Black DLC coated stainless steel case, crown and buckle
Matt black dial
Applied matt black minutes ring
Grey X1 grade Superluminova®
Black hands
Genuine Italian black leather strap with grey stitching

B-Uhr Vintage

Grey DLC coated stainless case, crown and buckle
Matt black dial
Applied matt black minutes ring
Old radium X1 grade Superluminova®
Blue PDV coated hands
Genuine Italian brown leather strap with off-white stitching

B-Uhr Black

Stainless steel case, crown and buckle
Matt black dial
Applied matt black minutes ring
White X1 grade Superluminova®
Black hands
Genuine Italian black leather strap with grey stitching

B-Uhr Blue

Stainless steel case, crown and buckle
Sunburst black dial
Applied circular brushed blue minutes ring
White X1 grade Superluminova®
Black hands
Genuine Italian brown leather strap with off-white stitching