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Angelus dates back to 1891, and was founded in 1891 in Le Locle by the brothers Gustav and Albert Stolz, supplying watch parts assembled in small workshops. Initially, the focus was on pendulettes and watch cases. From 1912, the company specialized more on complex watch movements with repetition and on chronographs, which were exported to Germany, Italy and Russia, producing some of the most complicated chronographs and calendar watches throughout the 1940-1960s.
The watch offered here is a black gloss dial chronograph from the 1940s, featuring gilt print. It is in excellent vintage condition. The case is unpolished, with defined and sharp edges. The dial is still extremely glossy, with no scratches, marks, etc. The original radium lume is still present, aged black (as is common with this model) on the dial, and a lighter yellow color in the hand (with minor loss to the minute hand).
This watch wears really well at 38mm, and black gilt dials are exploding in popularity among collectors. This is an extremely fine example, as most of the dials have lost their gloss over time.