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Baselworld 2018: Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon. Live Pictures & Pricing.

As soon as we heard about the new Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon being released at Baselworld 2018, we were more than eager to see it in the metal. The brand’s first diver’s watch is simply one of the coolest diving watches out there and one that is unlike any other. But what makes the Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon more special is the level of skeletonization of its movement allowing for maximum transparency and an incredible view of all the components in the movement including the mainspring barrel.

Pre-Baselworld 2018: Angelus U50 Diver Tourbillon. The World's First Openworked Diver's Watch with Tourbillon.

Pre-Baselworld 2018, Angelus reaches new depths far below sea level with its first diver’s watch, the U50 Diver Tourbillon. Since its earliest days, Angelus has been an integrated manufacture producing exceptional timepieces. Now, Angelus culminates its expertise in producing high-performance haute horlogerie movements into the brand’s first diver’s watch, the U50 Diver Tourbillon. A first for Angelus and also the watch industry, the U50 Diver Tourbillon marks the first time a diver’s watch has ever been made by the brand and a diving watch equipped with a tourbillon.

Insider: Angelus U21 Tourbillon & Angelus U22 Tourbillon. Hands-on with Two Impressive Tourbillons with Carbon Baseplates.

Marking a new chapter in Angelus’ Urban Collection of cutting-edge watchmaking, the U21 and U22 Tourbillon revisit the singular movement and streamlined design focused on structural optimization with two new executions: the U21 and U22. From the movement to the case design, the objective from the get-go has been to 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.

Insider: Angelus U10 Tourbillon Calavera. Hands-on with a Unique Piece Like No Other.

From the earliest days of its conception, the Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière released in 2015 —we featured it here— was imagined as a piece of mechanical art, paying tribute to some of the most influential and forward-thinking designers from the 60s and 70s, such as Dieter Rams and Achille Castiglioni. Earlier this year, Angelus pushed the envelope even further by integrating striking visual art into this singular watch in a unique piece like no other. The new Angelus U10 Tourbillon Calavera takes its inspiration from the Mexican 'Dia de los Muertos' celebration —Day of the Dead— where sugar-made skulls are painted and decorated with vibrant colors to honor those that have passed away.

Insider: Angelus U40 Racing Tourbillon Skeleton. Hands-on with a Very Sporty Tourbillon.

As part of its return to the forefront of cutting-edge Swiss watchmaking, Angelus presented the Angelus U40 Racing Tourbillon Skeleton during Baselworld 2016 earlier this year. The U40 Racing Tourbillon Skeleton is powered by the A-300 in-house tourbillon movement, which was developed from the bottom up to enhance its three-dimensionality and sculptural beauty while boosting its performance and shock-resistance.

Insider: Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon. Hands-on with an Impressive Sapphire, Carbon and Titanium Skeletonized Timepiece.

Released during Baselworld 2016 and after the successful launch last year of the Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière —our hands-on review here— that brought the brand back from the ashes; Angelus presents now, the U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon. The new Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon has been conceived as a beautiful mechanical haute horlogerie sculpture in its entirety. Built like a supercar, its design is streamlined and based on structural optimization. Made of sapphire, carbon and titanium, the U20 is at the forefront of cutting-edge watchmaking.

Baselworld 2016: Presenting the new Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante. Hands-on Review, Live Pictures & Pricing.

Built like a supercar, the new Baselworld 2016 Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante unites three coveted 'haute horlogerie' complications in a contemporary, three-dimensional form that is unlike any other. With a tourbillon, a flyback double column wheel chronograph, a split seconds —rattrapante— chronograph and a power reserve indicator, this new watch from the reborn Angelus is one of the highlights this year at Baselworld 2016.

News: Pre-Baselworld 2016 Presenting the new Angelus U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon. Simply Stunning.

In preparation for Baselworld 2016 and after the successful launch last year of the Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière —our hands-on review here— that brought the brand back from the ashes; Angelus presents now, the U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon. The entire U20 Ultra-Skeleton Tourbillon watch has been conceived as a beautiful mechanical haute horlogerie sculpture. Built like a supercar, its design is streamlined and based on structural optimization. Made of sapphire, carbon and titanium, the U20 is at the forefront of cutting-edge watchmaking.

Baselworld 2015: Introducing the New Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière. Live Pictures and Pricing.

Two weeks ago we brought you the news regarding the rebirth of the Angelus manufacture, which has now been revived by Manufacture La Joux-Perret. The latter, spent four years developing the next generation of visionary timepieces and here's the first one of them. May we now present you this hands-on review with some of the first live pictures on any other watch website of the new Angelus U10 Tourbillon Lumière. Boasting a radically deconstructed movement, the U10 Tourbillon Lumière features hours, minutes, dead beat seconds and a one-minute flying tourbillon, plus a 90-hour linear power reserve indicator on the case profile. The clean, modernist displays pay tribute to Angelus’ acclaimed travel clocks as well as taking cues from iconic industrial designs and designers of the 1960s and ‘70s. Powering the U10 Tourbillon Lumière is an innovative, finely finished, in-house calibre complete with oversized one-minute flying tourbillon, which is offset from the movement. Visible from five sides in its own sapphire crystal showcase, the circular ballet of the tourbillon is on full display. The generously-proportioned —62.75 mm x 38 mm x 15 mm— case, which took over two years to develop, features no fewer than seven sapphire crystals. All the crystals are bevelled, polished and subtly protrude from the case, creating expressive tridimensionality.

News: Legendary Angelus S.A. Manufacture is Back. Dormant for 30 Years and Rising High Like a Phoenix.

After lying dormant for more than 30 years, Angelus has now been revived by Manufacture La Joux-Perret, which has spent four years developing the next generation of visionary timepieces. The Angelus’ manufacture in La Chaux-de-Fonds is just a stone’s throw from where the Stolz brothers established their original manufacture. Dating back nearly 125 years, Angelus has been one of the most influential horological manufactures of the last century. Connoisseurs of high-end watchmaking have universally hailed Angelus' pioneering, in-house developed movements and timepieces, which continue to be coveted by collectors all over the world. Angelus was founded in 1891 by the brothers Albert and Gustav Stolz with the establishment of the Angelus watchmaking manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland. Over the past century, Angelus forged a fine reputation for creating exceptional chronograph and multi-complication wristwatches, multi-display travel clocks with long power reserves, and alarm watches.