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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 9

    Angelus. A large, rare and highly attractive stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with two-tone black dial

    SIGNED ANGELUS, CHRONODATO, CASE NO. 231’938, CIRCA 1950

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    Angelus. A large, rare and highly attractive stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with two-tone black dial
    Signed Angelus, Chronodato, case no. 231’938, circa 1950
    Mechanical jeweled movement, two-tone black dial, Arabic numerals, central red arrow tipped date hand, outer date ring on black track, fifth of a second combined with Arabic five minutes divisions, two windows for day and month in Spanish, two sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 45 minutes register, circular case, sculpted lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    Established in 1891, watchmaking company Angelus is best renowned for its production from the first half of the 19th century. Since WWI, it gained widespread recognition to the point of being the manufacturer of the 8-days movements of some 1930s military Panerai watches. The Chronodato, launched in 1943, is a wonderful example of this remarkable company. The present specimen, offered in extremely attractive condition, charms the most seasoned of the collectors with its highly appealing and unusual two-tone black dial.

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