You may be wondering what Angelus have been up to recently.
Some of you may remember the U21 and U22, which featured a skeletonised flying tourbillons. Now their movement returns in a series of eight unique pieces with PVD-treated bridges, each model showcasing a different colour/ colour combination.
Meet the new Angelus U23 Carbon Cocktail, with the Calibre A-250 featuring a Carbon Thin Ply (CTP) carbon main plate which acts as the ‘dial’, the barrel at 12 o’clock, and one minute tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
The main difference between this and the two other models is the use of differently coloured PVD treatments on the surface of the three sand-blasted titanium bridges of the movement. The manually-wound Calibre A-250 beats at 21,600 VPH and has a power reserve of 90 hours.
At 42mm in with a thickness of 10.3mm thick, the case mixes titanium lug modules with a CTP case back and middle case. CTP consists of hundreds of sheets of carbon fibres which are put on top of each other, with each layer orientated differently to create a dense multi-hatched network. For these new pieces, it is 150 g/m² CTP. The CTP is solidified and hardened using a technical resin fired at a high temperature and under high pressure, to create blocks from which the watch cases are made.
Each of the U23 Carbon Cocktail’s eight unique pieces is named after a cocktail chosen to represent the following tastes – strong, sour, creamy, light, bitter or sweet. Their colours were chosen to represent their named drinks, and are named as follows (the photos are all eight, shown alphabetically) :
U23 Aviation: 0TCCB.B04A
U23 Sidecar: 0TCCB.B10A
U23 Cosmopolitan: 0TCCB.B05A
U23 Negroni: 0TCCB.B08A
U23 Ocean View: 0TCCB.B07A
U23 Vodka Stinger: 0TCCB.B06A
U23 Manhattan: 0TCCB.B11A
U23 Tequila Sunrise: 0TCCB.B09A
As you would expect, CTP carbon composite is light as well as tough, and the case is water resistant to 30m.
The Angelus U23 Carbon Cocktail comes on a carbon-treated alligator strap with an a titanium insert and buckle, with a price of CHF 43,000.
For further information go to Angelus’ site or your local authorised dealer.
[Photo credit: Angelus]