The Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon leads a new generation of Angelus cases, with its sleek and dynamic lines that are befitting of the extreme technicality in this supremely graphic timepiece.
The A-250 skeletonised flying tourbillon calibre is surrounded by an ultra-rigid and ultralight carbon composite container. Housed in a red gold case, the A-250 calibre gives the timepiece a three-dimensional skeletonised look with its array of bridges in relief. To complete the overall effect, the Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon comes with a black ballistic-style rubber strap, featuring an interchangeable system and a red gold and titanium folding clasp.
While this timepiece has no dial, it does have a flange. This component, which marks the transition between bezel and watch interior, is finished with a matte black PVD treatment. It is then graduated with sets of five increments, separated by three-dimensional white gold hour-markers filled with a luminescent substance. Since this flange is placed level with the bezel, it creates a sunken effect that accentuates the feeling of depth in the A-250 calibre.
The star of this Angelus’ multilevel display is the tourbillon which is situated at 6 o’clock, next to a bridge that does not hold it in place and instead supports the first wheel in the gear train. It is attached directly to the carbon main plate, which is pierced in this spot to give a transparent effect, accentuating the sense of levitation and highlighting the tourbillon’s rotation. Meanwhile, the balance, instead of being a ring, is a cut, non-circular flywheel. Lighter and more efficient in terms of drag, it further enhances the innate timekeeping performance of an Angelus tourbillon.
The Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon flaunts a spectacular display: ethereal, technical, graphic, and very Angelus. This timepiece is strictly limited to 18 pieces only.