Angelus 18k Gold Chronodato Triple Date Chronograph
Case: Three-body, polished, stepped lugs, two chronograph buttons in the band, snap on case back
Dial: silvered dial, applied Arabic and dagger numerals, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 45-minute register, telephone minute indicator markings in red on 45-minute subdial, outer fifths of a second chronograph divisions, outermost graduation for the days of the month in blue Arabic numerals, apertures for the days of the week at 6 and the months at 12 telephone minute indicator markings in red on right subdial,
Movement. Cal.217, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, straightline lever escapement, monometallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator
Dial, case and movement signed.
Size: Diam. 38 mm. Thickness 14 mm
Case No: 620XX
Angelus was founded 1891 in Le Locle by two brothers named Stolz, and by the early 20th century focused on developing complications for wristwatches. As their reputation for designing quality complicated wristwatches grew, so did demand. Nevertheless, like many other companies, Angelus was unable to compete and folded during the Quartz crisis. It has since been resurrected and currently produces high end tourbillons.
The Chronodato was introduced in the middle of World War 2 and was the first production wristwatch to combine the chronograph complication with a triple date calendar. This model is recognizable by a large aperture for the month at 12 o’clock and day of the week at 6 o’clock. The model was very successful and was later replaced in the mid 1950's with a model that incorporated a moon phase and a big date, called the Chronodato deluxe.
At 38mm, the Chronodato is the ideal triple calendar chronograph. With its large apertures it offers great legibility, and large case size desirable in modern times. A vintage watch at an affordable price. this example is in great condition and sure to appeal to many.