Angelus - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Angelus
    Year: Circa 1950
    Case No: 214'216
    Model Name: Chronodato
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. SF217, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Despite being founded in 1891, the Swiss business Angelus did not truly come into its own until the First World War, producing outstanding in-house and fairly inventive sophisticated movements. In 1939, Panerai used the Angelus 8 day movement for some of its military watches, demonstrating the robustness and versatility of their mechanical movements.

    But it wasn’t until the release of the 'Chronodate,' one of the first series chronograph watches with the appearance of a calendar on the dial, that catapulted Angelus into the spotlight in 1943. It was a triple calendar that used the cal. SF217, a superior in-house mechanism, and was eventually dubbed 'Chronodato'. A red hand pointing to a chapter ring on the dial, as well as the 'jump day and month windows' at 6 and 12 o'clock, indicate the date. Preserved in excellent overall condition the watch has developed through the years a warm and gentle patina onto its two tone dial. Its warm tobacco-brown hue contrasted with the outer black ring used for displaying the date of the month renders the timepiece both equally sporty and elegant at the same time.


A rare and very attractive stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with two-tone black dial and vertical month and day indication

Circa 1950
38mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF12,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022