Retro Charm – Unveiling The Angelus Instrument De Vitesse Monopusher Chronograph

After seeing the arrival of the Angelus Chronographe Médical last year, which served to debut the La Fabrique collection, the Swiss watchmaker surprises us now with the Instrument De Vitesse Monopusher Chronograph, which arrives with a beautiful retro look dial, in a moderate case and manual movement.

These beautiful timepieces arrive in the form of two iterations, one with an ebony-black dial and the other with an ivory-white dial and each of them is limited to 25 units, which come with individual numbering on the case back.

This is not an ordinary chronograph, but rather a chronograph with three centre hands and just one pusher button integrated into the crown which, when activated, operates the central second’s hand that works in partnership with the tachymetric scale and allows average speed readings of up to 60 seconds.

The vintage-inspired chronograph wears a round stainless steel case measuring 39mm in diameter and just 9.27mm thick thanks to housing a manual movement, which alternates between polished and brushed finishes, smooth bezel, glass-box-type sapphire crystal, fluted crown at 3 o’clock with a mono-pusher and screwed open case back that doesn’t do justice to the 30m of water resistance.

Its main showcase is the dial and on it, we can find applied Arabic numerals and syringe hands which, in addition to being filled with Super-LumiNova that glows blue in the dark, are outlined by rhodium-plated (black dial) or black-coated (white dial). Along the edges are two scales, an outer tachymeter and an inner minute scale, which are painted in beige with red details for the black variant, while on the white they are painted in blue with orange details.

At its heart lies the Caliber A5000, just 4.20mm tall, which comes with a column wheel and horizontal clutch, reaching 21,600 Vph and offering up to 42 hours of power reserve, which can be appreciated through its sapphire case back.

Both watches come attached to a calfskin leather strap in camel colour for the black version and dark blue Nubuck for the white one.

Limited to 25 units each, the watches are priced at CHF 17,100.


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General Specifications:


Brand: Angelus

Model: Instrument De Vitesse Monopusher Chronograph


Dial: Ebony-black, ivory-white

Lume: Super-LumiNova

Case Material: Stainless steel

Case Dimensions: 39 mm diameter, 9.27 mm thickness 

Crystal: Sapphire glass

Case Back: Sapphire glass

Water Resistance: 30 Meters

Strap: Camel calfskin leather strap (black dial), blue Nubuck calfskin leather strap (ivory dial)


Calibre: A5000

Dimensions: 29.40 mm diameter, 4.20 mm thickness

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, 60 seconds chronograph

Winding: Manual

Frequency: 21,600 Vph

Jewels: 23

Power Reserve: 42 Hours


Price: CHF 17,100

Availability: Now

Limited Edition: Yes, 25 pieces each