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Pre Baselworld 2016: Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante

by Robin Lim on March 14, 2016

Last year, Angelus marked its comeback into the horological world with the U10 Tourbillon Lumiere. For this year’s Baselworld, the brand had been even more aggressive. Previously, we have already highlighted one of their novelties for 2016: the U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon. Now, we shall take a look at the new Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante.

As its namesake suggests, the U30 features two highly complicated functions: the tourbillon and the rattrapante. This is on top of the other complications and functions that the watch is fitted with. On paper, the watch sounds rather impressive.

Following the U10 and the U20, the U30 features a contemporary design scheme. The watch looks very modern, especially with its skeletonized open dial that showcases the movement and its components.

 

The Caliber A-150 that powers the U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante.

The Caliber A-150 that powers the U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante.

 

The watch is powered by Angelus’s Caliber A-150, an automatic movement that features a power reserve of 45 hours. As mentioned, this movement is fitted with an array of complications: a fly-back chronograph, one minute tourbillon, a double column wheel chronograph, and a power reserve indicator. Interestingly, these complications are not modules; they are actually fully integrated into the movement itself, which makes it even more remarkable.

 

The front and back of the U30.

The front and back of the U30.

 

The 47mm watch is cased in Grade 5 titanium, and it pairs rather nicely with the bridges that are treated with shades of grey and black. The latter also contrasts very well with the light-color hour and minute hands, which improves legibility. In addition, it is also paired with a black alligator leather strap.

The Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante is limited to 25 pieces, and do check out their website for more information.

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