1946 Angelus-Halcon Chronodato Radium Dial

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

This particular piece is very unusual and rare - it is signed "Angelus" on the case and the movement, but "Halcon" on the dial! Halcon - is the name of Swiss watch manufacturer which was active till approximately mid-50s. The story behind this watch is unknown, however, it seems like a special order or prototype made by Angelus for Halcon.

The watch went through complete service in August 2016. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • All stainless steel 3-body case with snap-on case back. Satin and high-polished finishing. 
  • Professionally polished to factory specs. Outstandingly sharp and mint condition.
  • 38 mm (without crown) / 53 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown, original pushers.
  • Service plexiglass crystal

    Movement:

    • Manual-wind chronograph, 60s, 45min, pillar wheel subsidiary second and triple calendar complication.
    • Caliber 217 signed "Angelus"
    • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 40 hours of power reserve.
    • Mint condition
    • Fully serviced in August 2016

    Dial:

    • Original untouched creamy white dial in fine condition with moderate aging and certain scratches on the surface.
    • Signed "Halcon" at 12 o’clock and "Swiss" at 6 o’clock.
    • Original blue steel radium hour and minute hands. Blue steel chronograph hands in mint condition. Gold date hand.

    Delivery set:

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

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    Category: Angelus


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