A tourbillon for deep waters, the watch has been bathed in khakhi, an unusual colour for watches
October 13, 2021: With a Tourbillon Volantan Angelus skeleton calibre, professional diving skills, asymmetric design, and rotating flange, the U53 stands out as an exclusive, masculine, versatile, ultra-modern, easy to wear timepiece by Angelus.
With this limited series of 25 pieces in khaki green, Angelus continues to explore the limitless possibilities of its diving models. Plunged into a sportsmanlike and contemporary shade of green, the design of the U53 and its watchmaking vision can only be matched by its technical features and high-level finishes, which is remarkable for a timepiece meant for dicing in deep water.
Meeting all the criteria for watches intended for underwater use, the case of the U53 is water-resistant to 300 metres, while its 60 minute-graduated rotating flange only turns anticlockwise and its hands and indices are luminescent. Equipped with a helium valve to allow saturation diving, it is also resistant to magnetic fields and scratching, because the U53 is made entirely of grade 5 titanium, a light and comfortable material well tolerated by the skin even in high moisture condition and yet hard enough to withstand most scratches.
The 46mm case of this watch stand out because of its functions. It has the helium valve at 9 o’clock, the screw-down crown controlling the rotating flange at 2 o-clock, and a second screw-down crown at 4 o’clock allowing for winding and setting the time. The Angelus signature of the bezel with its powerful design lies above the ensembles. Its deep indents, in a distinctive shark fin design catch the eye, with the motif repeated on the flange in green and graduated with Arabic numerals.
Also standing out among classic types of divers by showcasing its movement in a spectacular fashion, the U53 has the Angelus A-300, a skeleton calibre characterised by its large bridges, the openwork in the center of which specifically evokes the design of Angelus’ calibres. Its contemporary ethnicity, its Tourbillon Volant Uni Minute, the slightly asymmetric placement of the barrel at 1 o’clock, winding at 4 o’clock, tourbillon at 6:30 and small seconds at 9:30, makes the design of the U53 unusual. Being issued in a limited edition of 25 pieces, this diver is mounted on a rubber strap and included is a complimentary hand-stitched NATO strap.