Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Angelus U21 and U22 Tourbillon

Angelus introduces two new versions of its Skeleton Tourbillon movement: the U21 and U22, both feature streamlined designs focused on structural optimization. These new iterations showcase the splendor of the movement’s architecture and tourbillon while reducing as much weight as possible. For this purpose, the U21 and U22 Tourbillon feature a carbon fiber main plate, giving the impression of being a part of the case.
The U21 Tourbillon has a bezel-less carbon fiber central case element with polished and satin-brushed 18-karat red gold lugs, enhancing its visual appeal. The skeletonized bridges are solid 18-karat red gold for additional harmony between the case and movement. To further enhance legibility, the hands are filled with white SuperLumiNova.
The U22 Tourbillon on the other hand features a carbon fiber and titanium case. Thanks to its carbon fiber main plate, the U22 Tourbillon weighs a mere 54 grams in total. The flange ring is set with satin-finished applied indexes for the hour markers. The central hands are filled with red SuperLumiNova.
Both U21 and U22 Tourbillon watches showcase the essence of the movement by removing any superfluous material.  These mechanical marvels do not boast an ordinary movement that has been skeletonized afterwards, but a flying tourbillon movement that has been created from scratch to be as open, three-dimensional and resplendent as possible. The components have been hand-chamfered, hand-polished and hand satin-finished to ensure that they look as good as they are filigree.
And to further increase visibility into the top of the three-dimensional movement, both models feature a unique design element. The case is fashioned without a bezel and instead uses a sapphire crystal dome, which also allows a sideways view onto the movement.
The variable inertia balance wheel of the tourbillon is especially designed and crafted to minimize air friction; the patterned carbon fiber used in the main plate is offers maximum rigidity; ruby bearings are set into solid gold chatons. The ultra-light case, entirely made of carbon fiber, red gold or titanium and sapphire, has been designed to echo the three dimensional aspect and the technical feel of the timepiece.
The U21 Tourbillon is available in a limited edition of 18 pieces in NPT carbon-fiber/red gold case. The U22 Tourbillon is available in a limited edition of 18 pieces in NPT carbon-fiber/titanium case.

U21 Tourbillon 
Features and Indications
Central hours and minutes, one-minute flying tourbillon, haute horlogerie manufacture movement with
NPT carbon-fiber main plate and gold bridges

Movement and Finishing
Calibre: Angelus A-250, manual-winding with flying tourbillon, NPT carbon-fiber main
plate and solid 18-karat red gold bridges
Jewels: 18, set in solid gold chatons
Diameter: 32.60 mm
Height: 5.78 mm
Power reserve: 90 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph / 3 Hz
Balance: Variable inertia regulated by four gold weights, minimal air-resistant design
Escapement: Swiss lever
Gear train: Exclusive Angelus 6-spoke design to maximize rigidity
Complications: One-minute flying tourbillon
Tourbillon cage: Steel, hand-chamfered and hand-polished
Movement finishing: Haute horlogerie, all steel components have hand-chamfered and hand polished edges, flat surfaces are mirror-polished or satin-finished. Satin finished with chamfered and polished edges solid 18-karat red gold bridges

Dial
Material: NPT carbon-fiber dial is actually the movement’s main plate
Hour and minute markings: Printed spokes on outer chapter ring
Hour and minute hands: Rhodium-treated with white SuperLumiNova blue emission

Case
Material: NPT carbon-fiber and 18-karat red gold.
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 10.30 mm including sapphire crystals
Crown: Engraved with ANGELUS logo; 2 positions: 1. winding, 2. time-setting
Back: Sapphire display back
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Water resistance: 30 m / 100’/ 3 atm
Crystals: Sapphire crystal dome with anti-reflective coating on inside surface

Strap and buckle
Material: Stealth black alligator leather with titanium insert
Length range: 75 - 115 mm
Width: 21 - 18 mm
Buckle: 18-karat red gold pin buckle engraved with Angelus logo

Limitation and reference
Limited Edition: 18 pieces
Reference: 0TCAD.B01A.C004R

U22 Tourbillon 
Features and Indications
Central hours and minutes, one-minute flying tourbillon, haute horlogerie manufacture movement with
NPT carbon-fiber main plate and titanium bridges

Movement and Finishing
Calibre: Angelus A-250, manual-winding with flying tourbillon, NPT carbon-fiber main
plate and titanium bridges
Jewels: 18, set in solid gold chatons
Diameter: 32.60 mm
Height: 5.78 mm
Power reserve: 90 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph / 3 Hz
Balance: Variable inertia regulated by four gold weights, minimal air-resistant design
Escapement: Swiss lever
Gear train: Exclusive Angelus 6-spoke design to maximize rigidity
Complications: One-minute flying tourbillon
Tourbillon cage: Steel, hand-chamfered and hand-polished
Movement finishing: Haute horlogerie, all steel component have hand-chamfered and hand polished edges, flat surfaces are mirror-polished or satin-finished. Chamfered and sand blasted titanium bridges.

Dial
Material: NPT carbon-fiber dial is actually the movement main plate
Hour and minute markings: Printed spokes on outer chapter ring and satin finished indexes
Hour and minute hands: Rhodium-treated with red SuperLumiNova blue emission

Case
Material: NPT carbon-fiber and titanium
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 10.30 mm including sapphire crystals
Crown: Engraved with ANGELUS logo; 2 positions: 1. winding, 2. time-setting
Back: Sapphire display back
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Water resistance: 30 m / 100’/ 3 atm
Crystals: Sapphire crystal dome with anti-reflective coating on inside surface

Strap and buckle

Material: Stealth black alligator leather with titanium insert
Length range: 75 - 115 mm
Width: 21 - 18 mm
Buckle: Titanium, pin buckle engraved with Angelus logo

Limitation and reference
Limited Edition: 18 pieces
Reference: 0TCBB.B01A.C004T

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