1945 Angelus Chronodato 18k YG Champagne

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Beautiful Angelus Chronodato successfully combines the character of tool watch with avant-garde horological technology and complications. That is what Angelus was famous for - charisma, design and top technology. Chronodato series features a combination of 2-reg chronograph and the full calendar showing the day of the week, date, and month. It is powered by a completely in-house caliber 217.

This particular example boasts with a full solid gold case in exceptionally mint condition and a matching champagne dial in matching near-NOS condition. True time capsule, true collector's piece!

All original parts. Fully serviced in April 2018. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Solid 18k yellow gold 3-body case with snap-on case back. Satin and high-polished finishing. 
  • Lightly polished. Generally well-preserved condition with razor sharp edges and perfect geometry. Crisp hallmarks and original finishing of the middle-case.
  • 38 mm (without crown) / 53 mm (lug-to-lug) / 19 mm (between lugs)
  • Original golden crown, original golden pushers.
  • Service acrylic crystal
  • Serial: 60556

    Movement:

    • Manual-wind chronograph, 60s, 45min, pillar wheel subsidiary second and triple calendar complication.
    • Caliber 217 with unsigned bridge in fine condition
    • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve.
    • Fully serviced in April 2018

    Dial:

    • Original untouched champagne dial in near-NOS condition with little to no traces of ageing. 
    • Ageing around the minute counter at 2 o'clock is barely visible with a naked eye
    • Signed "Angelus Chronodato" at 12 o’clock and "Swiss" at 6 o’clock. 
    • Original golden hands. Original golden chronograph hands in mint condition. Silverish date hand.
    • Calendar in Italian

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with leather strap and generic gold-plated buckle.
    • Suede leather watch travel case.
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Archive

    Category: Angelus


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