1960s Angelus Alarm (Ref. 10/118) "Gold Plated"

While certainly not a household name, Angelus was a highly respected Swiss watchmaker before succumbing to the Quartz Crisis in the '70s. 

Originally founded in 1891 by two brothers in Le Locle, Angelus started out as a manufacturer of clocks and watches but eventually began producing their own in-house movements in the mid-30s. This gave them the ability to build complete wristwatches that, at least in some instances, would prove to be ahead of their time.

While many wristwatch manufacturers were making their pieces in the 32-34mm range, Angelus was going larger with watches that were 35-37mm, and sometimes even bigger. While this was a trend-bucking move, they actually did it because they wanted their watches to be as legible and usable as tools as possible.

This gold-plated model features an added bonus – an internal alarm that, similar to the Vulcain Cricket, gives you a tinny alert whenever you need it. It's a fun, slightly quirky novelty that just happens to sit inside a classically stylish case. 


Brand Angelus
Style Alarm
Model 10/118
Serial N/A
Size Men's
Material Gold Plated 
Dial Silver
Millimeters 34.5
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The gold-plated case has been lightly polished and displays excellent dimensions with only light signs of honest use. The case retains two original signed crowns at 2 and 4 o'clock, the crown at the 4 o'clock is missing some of its plating. The case back retains all of its original factory engravings in clear and visible condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The bright brushed silver dial is clean and simple, showing only gentle marks from age, and features yellow gold hour markers and dauphine-style hands. The 4th hand features an arrow at the end and serves as the alarm marker. All hands and markers are in fantastic condition. 


None. The watch is functioning and keeping time, previous service history is unknown.