The newest Angelus timepieces are a mixture of their past along with a highly complex design being layered with a modern outlook. It is a brand that has been brought back from the history books but has also been given a radical overhaul with its new positioning. Angeus now makes low-volume exotic timepieces with an eccentric look. Its latest collection mirrors that philosophy with the Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon dripping with exceptional craftsmanship. The red gold crown with wide notches has a rubber insert for better grip and has a symmetrical guard projecting from the lugs. The crenelated bezel has the Angelus’ signature slight angular lines.
Elsewhere, the A-250skeletonized flying tourbillon caliber gets surrounded by an ultra-rigid and ultralight carbon composite container. It is held within an 18K 5N red gold case middle, which reveals another kind of skeletonization and serves as an open-worked vehicle for an open-worked movement. A black ballistic-style rubber strap with an interchangeable system and a red gold/titanium folding clasp bring in an interesting contrast. The A-250 caliber is made from woven carbon composite and again contrasts with the 18K red gold bridges.
While the Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon has no dial, it does have a ‘flange’ being finished with a matte black PVD treatment. Being a flying tourbillon, it is only fixed in place from below and it is situated at 6 o’clock, next to a bridge that does not hold it in place but instead supports the first wheel. The workings are housed within a sapphire crystal glass box which is transparent and angled vertically where it touches the bezel.
The watch indeed sits at a unique place in the market with being a flying tourbillon on one hand and also being a sports watch with its rubber strap indicating a function-led aesthetic appeal too. For a watch of this kind, its price tag of CHF68,900 is also good value while being limited to 18 pieces.