Swiss luxury watch brand Angelus is supporting the Only Watch 2023 charity event by offering a distinct combo comprising a unique Chronodate model and a few premium class wines from Château Angelus.
Angelus is marking its first appearance at Only Watch with a unique Chronodate Gold watch created in collaboration with Château Angelus, one of the greatest wines from the Bordeaux terroir.
Château Angelus is one of the most respected estates in the Bordeaux wine region. Owned by the de Boüard de Laforest family for eight generations, the estate is run by Stéphanie de Boüard-Rivoal.
The dial of the Chronodate Gold x Château Angelus watch is made from freeze-dried lees from the 2022 vintage, named “Le Majestueux” (the majestic).
This powdered wine is used as is, delicately deposited on the base of the dial. These lees alone give the piece all its texture and colour. At 6 o’clock, there is a red gold appliqué bearing a faithful engraving of the Château’s bell.
A chronograph movement was chosen as a reference to the brand’s historical roots, since Angelus was a first-rate manufacturer of these pieces from the late 1930s onwards.
Inside Chronodate Gold x Château Angelus is the A-500 in-house calibre. Its design features the small seconds at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph counter at 3 o’clock. A hand-based date display also sweeps around the dial and recalls the first Chronodate model from 1942.
Operating at a rate of 4 Hz, the calibre incorporates a column wheel. The self-winding system is powered by an A-shaped oscillating weight on top of a star, which is also reminiscent of a bell, the symbol of Château Angelus.
The unique piece is sold with two additional straps: burgundy alligator leather, black alligator leather lining and black rubber.
The lot to be auctioned during Only Watch 2023 also includes a prestigious “Impériale” from the 2012 vintage and a few bottles of the Château’s very rare Grand Vin Blanc.
Its black capsule bearing the de Boüard de Laforest family coat of arms, the 2012 bottle has seen its traditional paper label replaced with an embossed 21.7-carat gold print showcasing the bell, Angelus’ emblem.
Three bottles of the Grand Vin Blanc, which has never been released for sale and only gifted on rare occasions, will also be included in this lot, along with an invitation to the Château in Saint-Émilion.
Model: Angelus Only Watch 2023 Chronodate Gold x Château Angelus, Reference 0CDZ.EE01A.C009B
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and peripheral date
Calibre A-500, self-winding mechanical
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Thickness: 7.90 mm
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Main plate: sandblasted and NAC-treated
Bridges: microblasted and NAC-treated, satin-finished edges
Wheels: circular-grained and rhodium-plated
Oscillating weight: tungsten with 18-carat red gold (5N) decoration
Freeze-dried lees from Château Angelus, 2022 vintage
Logo: Appliqué coated with black varnish
Château Angelus bell: 18-carat redgold (5N) applique, with hand-finishes and patina
Counters: Snailed and black metallic
Numerals: Appliqué coated with Super-LumiNova
Hours and minutes hand coated with Super-LumiNova
Bezel, crown, case middle and case back: 18-carat red gold (5N)
Chamber, bezel ring and push-pieces: carbon composite
Finishes: Satin-finished surfaces, polished chamfers
Diameter: 42.50 mm
Thickness: 14.25 mm
Crystal: Box sapphire with an anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Case-back: box sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 metres/100 feet)
Black alligator leather, burgundy alligator leather lining, hand-sewn
Folding clasp top cover in 18-carat (5N) red gold
Only Watch 2023 one-off piece