Angelus Collector’s Guide
Christmas is not quite here, yet apart from the giveaways we have just another gift for our readers. This is not a watch or a book but something many vintage watch lovers will enjoy. Thanks to Klassik Uhren Magazine, a publication that – like us – also belongs to Ebner Publishing, we have the pleasure to publish a very excessive article about one of my personal favorite brands; Angelus. You might remember that I already did two #TBT articles on the Angelus L.E. chronographs as well as the Angelus Chronodatos.
Klassik Uhren Article
Dr. Christoph Öhm-Kühnle’s wonderful project came out in Klassik Uhren 6/2016 (in Germany). Our German speaking readers can still purchase the magazine here by the way. Dr. Öhm-Kühnle contacted me as he needed some photos and information. This email led to a long discussion between him, me and eventually our great friend Dr. Sébastien Chaulmontet from Angelus. We agreed that after the magazine is out we would translate it and publish it on Fratello Watches. As far as I know this is the most complex project about Angelus to date. It involves the history from the beginning, Angelus’ most famous movements, the different logos and a serial number chart among many interesting details. You can read about the different travel clocks, the Hungarian Air Force watches or the famous Angelus Chronodato.
There is even more
Compared to the German article the English has a few new details. Dr. Öhm-Kühnle could not publish these in the original version as it was already in print when he collected these additional facts. New additions are the more detailed serialnumber chart as well as a list of serialnumbers with exact dates. He also managed to get an even more detailed and dated classification of various Angelus logos. Improved quality and quantity of photos as well as a huge appendix with original patent document submitted by Angelus. These documents date until 1960. It is safe to say that the 70-page article is a must read and have to every vintage watch lover. You can download the whole document as pdf here (8MB).
I would like to thank Dr. Christoph Öhm-Kühnle and Mr. Christian Pfeiffer-Belli, Editor-in-Chief of Klassik Uhren, for translating and allowing us to republish the article.