After entering the scene as a diver’s watch like no other, the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon now returns in a bold black (and sadly) limited edition. And it definitely stands out with its uniquely structured in-house skeleton movement and dark tones. While equipped with all the essential features a diver’s watch needs to deliver, this tourbillon is also a high-performance timepiece. With its stealthy black silhouette, this limited edition effortlessly blends into any situation.
Housed in a bombastic, 46 mm wide, very lightweight yet robust titanium case, the U50 Diver Tourbillon features two large screw-down crowns. The one at 4 o’clock is used for winding and setting the time, while the crown at 2 o’clock is used to rotate the unidirectional 60-minute rotating bezel. Opposite, at the 9 o’clock position, a helium escape valve is placed to ensure the watch’s water resistance of 300 meters. With this feature, even during saturation diving the helium molecules will not be able to make their way into the case.
The titanium case has received a full black DLC-treatment.
Instead of a solid dial, the U50 Diver Tourbillon features an open face with a dark but legible hour ring in grey, as well as white Super-LumiNova on the indexes. Matching the dial, the hours, minutes and seconds hands are black coated and also filled with Super-LumiNova for excellent legibility. Both face and case back crystals are made of anti-reflective sapphire.
The U50 Diver Tourbillon’s A-300 mechanical movement is designed as a skeleton movement from the ground up; it’s not a cut-out version of an already existing calibre.
Much reduced in weight, its beam-type bridges and the fact that all the movement’s main elements are firmly secured between two plates guarantee a high stability. This design replaces the conventional main plate and bridges construction while increasing the mechanical resistance of the movement. The rigidity is further enhanced by Angelus’s six-spoke design, and of course, the calibre is entirely manufactured in-house.
With its core functions – hours, minutes and small seconds – the A-300 calibre provides a 55-hour power reserve. The frequency of 4 Hz guarantees a high precision.
The U50 Diver Tourbillon Black Edition comes on a black rubber strap. This limited edition contains only 25 pieces.