Swiss luxury watch brand Angelus presents Chronodate Titanium Storm Blue Edition, a new version of the pointer date chronograph. This 42.5 mm sports watch for men comes with satin-finished titanium case.
Following on from black, fern green, navy blue and opaline white, the Chronodate is now available with new dial colour: storm blue. Inspired by the stormy sky, this shade offers a striking contrast with the snailed metallic black chronograph sub-counters.
The Chronodate Titanium Storm Blue continues the fusion between vintage and modern seen in Angelus’ sporty chronographs. The Chronodate maintains its standards of modernity and comfort with a modular multi-structure case.
The movement is housed in a container machined from a hard, rigid yet lightweight carbon-fibre composite. The chronograph push-pieces, also made from carbon composite, are directly applied to this vessel.
Around this container, this automatic chronograph has an open-worked cradle that brings the case middle and lugs into a single line. It also houses the bezel marked with twelve notches. This modular superstructure boasts a chamfered profile and along with alternating straight lines and curves, it gives the Chronodate collection a sporty style.
The Chronodate recalls the brand’s historical roots since Angelus was a manufacturer of first-rate chronographs from the 1940s onwards. They were small in diameter to cater to the tastes of the time. Their counters stood out, appearing particularly large and visible. It was therefore logical for Angelus to give today’s Chronodate substantial counters that allow for optimal readability.
The 30-minute chronograph counter and the small seconds at 9 o’clock adopt the dial’s secondary colour: a metallic black, which adds to the modernity of the Chronodate’s design. The primary storm blue shade is applied with a fine matte powdered effect, which contrasts with luminescent appliqué hour-markers.
Inside the Chronodate Titanium Storm Blue beats an in-house chronograph movement, the calibre A-500. It features the small seconds at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock. A peripheral pointer date hand travels around the dial. Operating at a rate of 4 Hz, the movement incorporates a column wheel and a horizontal clutch to reduce its thickness.
This self-winding movement has a specially designed oscillating weight with a design taken from the brand’s archives: a capital letter “A” reminiscent of a bell.
The Angelus Chronodate Titanium Storm Blue is available on either a black rubber strap or the satin-finished titanium Angelus bracelet.
Model: Angelus Chronodate Titanium Storm Blue Edition
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and peripheral date
Calibre A-500, self-winding mechanical
Diameter: 30.00 mm
Height: 7.90 mm
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz / 28,800 vph
Mainplate: sandblasted and NAC-treated
Bridges: microblasted and NAC-treated, satin-finished edges
Wheels: circular-grained and rhodium-plated
Oscillating weight: tungsten
Storm blue dial
Appliqués and hour hands with Super-LumiNova
Counters: Black metallic
Bezel, crown and monobloc case middle: Titanium
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, anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Back: box sapphire crystal, anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistance: 30 m/3 ATM/3 bar
Interchangeable strap in satin-finished titanium or black rubber
Folding clasp titanium
On rubber strap: 0CDZF.U02A.K009B
On titanium bracelet: 0CDZF.U03A.M009T
Swiss retail price incl. tax (subject to change)
On rubber strap: CHF 22,900
On titanium bracelet with complimentary rubber strap: CHF 24,900