Angelus Serves Up Carbon Cocktail with U23 Tourbillon Cosmopolitan
An openworked architecture graces a colorful series of eight unique pieces that draw on an ultra-technical carbon-titanium case and an impactful ﬂying tourbillon movement. The most visible and most powerful components of these U23 pieces are dressed in colors reminiscent of eight cocktails, straight from the Angelus shaker.
Following on from its U21 and U22 models, Angelus is presenting another variation based on its skeletonized ﬂying tourbillon movement. The Angelus A-250 caliber has once again been suspended within a case made from titanium and CTP (Carbon Thin Ply): a hard and lightweight carbon composite. The U23 takes the spirit of exclusiveness and dynamic aesthetics to its pinnacle. This series of eight unique pieces features skeletonized PVD-treated titanium bridges, with each model showcasing a different color. This purple version has been dubbed the Cosmopolitan.
PACKING A PUNCH
The U23 Tourbillon Cosmopolitan makes a tremendous impact. Materials, shapes, and structures are arranged to create a sporty, technical and ﬁnely honed timepiece. Measuring 42mm in diameter and 10.3mm thick, the case mixes titanium lugs with a CTP case back and middle. Maximum lightness and rigidity, with ultra-scratch-resistant titanium, provides physical protection for the most exposed areas. The solid, conventional-looking metal and the technical appearance of the carbon fiber inject the U23 with visual energy. Meanwhile colored bridges, hovering above the CTP main plate, put these pieces in a class of their own.
Geometric, openworked and crafted from titanium, these graphically designed bridges are colored using the PVD technique in one of eight shades that also grace the minute circle. Each shade identiﬁes a unique piece named after a cocktail. These eight combinations – strong, sour, creamy, light, bitter or sweet – are the ingredients that make the U23 models unique. Angelus presents an eclectic menu with classics and rarities sitting side by side to cater to a range of tastes, like the U23 Cosmopolitan, which adopts the shade of blueberry Vodka.
The colored bridges are screwed into the main plate, which is also made from CTP. Carbon Thin Ply draws on the ultralight and ultra-rigid properties of carbon ﬁber. Sheets of carbon are piled into several hundreds of successive layers per block of material. Each layer is orientated differently to create a multi-hatched network that is particularly solid given the density of the layers. Angelus has chosen to use the highest quality of this material: 150 g/m² CTP. In addition, the CTP is solidiﬁed using a technical resin ﬁ red at a high temperature and high pressure. In this way, its extreme hardness adds to the ﬁber’s structural properties. CTP is made into blocks and cut from a solid piece using numerical control machines, just like a metal. Its nature, presentation and machining process ensure optimal structural integrity and unique qualities that enhance the watch mechanism and wearing comfort. This is because CTP is lightweight, comfortable, soft to the touch, anti-allergenic, fully dermo-compatible, and non-magnetic.
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