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Watches and Wonders 2022: Angelus Chronodate.

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From 1942 to 2022... A celebration of the famous Angelus Chronodato which became, for its 80th birthday, the Chronodate.

There is much more than the final letter which changes, here. Angelus totally revisited its icon, to make it much more modern. But the concept is the same: A peripheral date, and a chronograph. Without the windows for the day and the month, though...

The original: 

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And now, the new one, which comes in three limited editions, two in titanium ( one with an opaline dial, the other with a blue dial ) and one in rose gold., with a blue dial, only.

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The case is very technical and modern with its 42, 5 mm diameter, blending curved and angular shapes, titanium or rose gold with carbon composite for the pushers and the side case, and a rubber ring for the big crown. It is water resistant to 30 meters. 

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The dial is nicely textured ( frosted ) with luminous applied indices and hands, a superluminova with a blue hue. 

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As for the movement, it is a new movement, apparently, the Cal A500, with a column wheel and a nicely shaped rotor bearing the " A " emblem of the brand. 

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As you can see, we are far from the timeless classic look of the original, it is a total rejuvenation of the icon, here. which I quite like. I still wonder why Angelus opted for a limited edition on these three versions, though. 

What do you think? 

Best,

Nicolas

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SALMANQ8 April 18th, 2022-11:22
I love it especially the silver one.. Gives very cool vibes although would prefer it on a titanium bracelet.
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amanico April 18th, 2022-13:04
I think a good old distressed calf strap would do the job, as well. 
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Gelato Monster April 19th, 2022-05:14
contradictive but quite nice. certainly not aligator etc 
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amanico April 19th, 2022-05:22
Yes, definitely, my friend. 
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Gelato Monster April 19th, 2022-05:13
yes 
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Chronometer (aka yacomino) April 18th, 2022-11:35
I really love the watch design but again i struggle the notion of doing a very small series limited edition. With demand for luxury watch on the rise why would brands not take advantage of this? The other notable (amongst many) is Chopard. I actually think this is hurting the brands as customer will simply not bother with them (well at least for me). This is the time to create a sustainable demand for their product with great release that are at ... 
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Mach April 18th, 2022-12:57
+1 
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amanico April 18th, 2022-13:03
Yes, in total agreement with you. Absurd. 
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Chronometer (aka yacomino) April 18th, 2022-13:17
Sad…maybe it will change! 
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amanico April 19th, 2022-05:23
I do hope so. 
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