Instrument de Vitesse Ebony Black

225 000 kr


Angelus Instrument de Vitesse Ebony Black

60 Seconds Flat

Instrument de Vitesse, a new opus in the La Fabrique collection, revives the golden age of timed races. This mono-pusher chronograph seems to have been plucked from the dashboard of a vintage GT car. It is equipped with a single timing hand – the centre seconds hand – and can time a maximum of one minute. With its sleek and refined retro sports look, Instrument de Vitesse is intended for enthusiasts of watchmaking history and culture. Housed in a 39-mm steel case, its 4.20 mm manually wound Manufacture calibre ensures that the finished timepiece is less than 10 mm thick. Instrument de Vitesse is available with an ivory-white or ebony-black dial in two limited series of 25 timepieces each.

Appearances can sometimes be deceptive. At first glance, Instrument de Vitesse does not appear to be a classic chronograph. With its three central hands, it looks like a watch... with three hands, but the tachymeter scale running around the outer edge of the dial reveals its chronometric function. For this is a chronograph presented in its purest expression, dedicated to timing short bursts – a measuring instrument designed to take average speed readings over a maximum of 60 seconds. This, in turn, casts new light on the crown, which also acts as the chronograph’s single push-piece to set the slender centre seconds hand in motion.


Dedicated to the renaissance and reinterpretation of classic timepieces from Angelus’ past, the La Fabrique collection unveils its second model, following in the footsteps of the Chronographe Médical. Once again, the house draws on its aesthetic heritage and showcases historical design elements and affinities. As a result, Angelus has designed a chronograph that seems to belong on the dashboard of a beautiful English or Italian vintage car, with the roar of a V12 engine as its soundscape.


Released in two series of 25 timepieces, Instrument de Vitesse is available with a steel case measuring 39 mm in diameter and just 9.27 mm thick. It features a domed dial divided into two functional zones. The peripheral indications are dedicated to the tachymeter scale, graduated from 60 to 500 with a base metric of 1,000 (typically one kilometre). The more central indications, meanwhile, are designed to display the time, with a finely graduated minutes circle. In both cases, the typography – specially chosen for the La Fabrique collection – is clear, contrasting and elegant.


Instrument de Vitesse is available in two versions. The first, on a caramel calfskin strap, features an ebony-black dial with rhodium-plated applied Arabic numerals that stand out with their striking white hue. The second version is presented on a midnight-blue nubuck strap. Its ivory-white dial is punctuated with applied Arabic numerals outlined in black to create an incredible three-dimensional effect. The hour and minute hands, together with the applied numerals, are coated with luminescent material.


Inside, Angelus operates its own A5000 chronograph movement. With this new variant, this calibre – the technical stalwart of La Fabrique – once again demonstrates its adaptability. Presented in this manually wound version without totalisers, it offers a reduced thickness of just 4.20 mm. Set to a frequency of 3 Hz, it functions by way of a column wheel and horizontal clutch in the pure chronograph tradition.

Instrument de Vitesse

Technical specifications


  • hours, minutes, one-minute chronograph, ‘base 1000’ tachymeter scale


  • Calibre: A5000, manual winding, mechanical
  • Jewels: 23
  • Diameter: 24.00 mm
  • Thickness: 4.20 mm
  • Power reserve: 42 hours
  • Frequency: 3 Hz / 21,600 vph
  • Finishes:
    Mainplate: circular-grained, palladium-finish
    Bridges: Côtes de Genève, palladium-finish and chamfered
    Wheels: circular-grained, 2N golden
    Screws: polished


  • Ebony-black, domed
  • Arabic numerals: applied, black-treated or rhodium-plated, and coated with Super-LumiNova
  • hands: coated with Super-LumiNova


  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Diameter: 39.00 mm
  • Thickness: 9.27 mm
  • Crystal: Box sapphire, anti-reflective coating on both sides 
  • Case back: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating
  • Water resistance: 30 metres/3 ATM


  • Material: caramel calfskin or midnight-blue nubuck calfskin, ecru stitching, hand-stitched
  • Buckle: Pin buckle, stainless steel


  • Ebony-black: 0CHBS.B01A.V010S

Limited edition                   

  • 25 timepieces

Founded in 1891 in Switzerland, Angelus has been one of the most influential horological manufactures of the last century.

Watchmaking connoisseurs universally hailed Angelus' pioneering, in-house developed movements and timepieces, which continue to be coveted by collectors all over the world. Today’s Angelus is fully equipped to design, produce, finish, assemble, regulate and test all its movements and timepieces in-house. The Angelus collection blends the very best of vintage high watchmaking with contemporary design and materials.


Angelus was founded by the brothers Stolz with the establishment of a watchmaking Manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland. Over the past century, Angelus forged a fine reputation for creating exceptional chronograph and multi-complication wristwatches, multi-display travel clocks with long power reserves, and alarm watches.


Angelus’ facility is a stone’s throw from where the Stolz brothers set up their first watchmaking manufacture in 1891.

Today’s Angelus manufacture is fully equipped with a highly skilled team allowing the House to design, produce, finish, assemble, regulate and test all its movements and timepieces in-house. For non-movement components, Angelus partners with the best suppliers in the Swiss watch industry.

Throughout, the Angelus manufacture team strives to continually innovate and is always researching and investigating new techniques, as well as keeping abreast of developments in other fields of fine mechanics.


Like its timepiece, Angelus manufacture blends the best of classic high watchmaking with modern production processes.

While the Brand employs skilled artisans using time-honoured techniques and tools to delicately craft and finish components using traditional methods, it also boasts a state-of-the-art production facility featuring latest machinery programmed and operated by experienced technicians, engineers and watchmakers.


The Manufacture embraces horological tradition by working classic materials such as precious metals, steel and brass, as well as the challenges and possibilities presented by new materials like carbon fibre.


The skilled team of the decoration department provide an inimitable, personal touch to Angelus creations by adorning plates and bridges with artful, traditional finishes including Côtes de Genève, circular graining, snailing and sunray guilloches using traditional tools guided by their experienced hands. 

Spectacular finishes can also be achieved using newest technologies such as laser engraving.


Meticulous quality checks are performed during each process, between operations and, of course, on the completion of the finished timepiece, using a variety of measuring equipment testing various aspects including precision, torque, strength and water resistance.

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