Baselworld 2019: Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon Watch


This sporty watch is a beast and there are only 25 pieces of them, folks here is the U51 Diver Tourbillon. Furthermore, this is a skeletonized watch with an impressive 300 m water resistance achieved by using a helium escape valve placed at 9 o’clock.

Angelus has really invested on U51 Diver Tourbillon as they were able to add a whopping 5-day power reserve to its highly efficient A–310 calibre. This is achieved by using a silicon lever escapement and titanium materials. Another reason is that the tourbillon cage is set on a ball bearing thereby adding more stability. Since this is an skeletonized watch with a sapphire caseback, we can see the fantastic movement in all its glory. It features sandblasted plates and bridges making the titanium material look stunning.

As for the 45 mm case, it is made of the same titanium combining different finishes such as sandblasted, brushed, and polished. Somehow it achieves a nice aesthetic but if you ask me, a more cohesive finish could have been better. Being neat might be overrated for this watch since it has a wavy patterned carved bezel along with the chapter ring. It also has 2 same size screw down crown at 2 and 4 o’clock.

Moving on to the dial, it is a beautifully crafted skeletonized display showcasing the A–310 calibre. Legibility is fine considering that this is an open worked dial thanks to the combination of blue, orange and sandblasted titanium finish. The hands and indices are of course lumed to gain more readability. Honestly, my eyes would be glued to the cool movement underneath the dial. Moreover, the blue and orange chapter ring has Arabic numerals adding a nice contrast to an already cool dial.

The limited Angelus U51 Diver Tourbillon is indeed a beast and with 300 m of water resistance, you can take it with you anywhere. I like the large case as it just fits my wrist comfortably, also it does not look bulky considering its rather bold look.

Finally, the watch wears on a sporty blue rubber strap with titanium folding buckle.

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