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Ever since its founding, Perrelet has consistently innovated in the field of horology, displaying an audacity firmly rooted in its DNA and its values. The inventor of the self-winding watch almost 250 years ago, Perrelet has faithfully cultivated its pioneering, avant-garde spirit as well as impressive mastery of its timepiece developments. Key values such as rigorous technical standards as well as extreme precision are placed in the service of a vision: that of perpetuating the watchmaking legacy of the brand’s legendary founder, Abraham-Louis Perrelet, as well as his successors such as Louis Frédéric Perrelet.
Creative Genius: 1729
Birth of Abraham-Louis Perrelet in Le Locle, a Swiss village in the mountains of Neuchâtel. Fascinated by watchmaking professions, as a teenager he devotes himself to the construction of a certain number of precision instruments. The mastery of his art, his renowned skills and creative genius would make him one of the greatest watchmaking references of all time.
Automatic Movement: 1777
From the 1770s onwards, Abraham-Louis Perrelet applies himself to perfecting a system which, from one single initial impulse, would continue to function indefinitely. It was in 1777 that he develops his completely revolutionary invention – the self-winding or automatic movement. To this very day nobody has managed to improve on this to give life to mechanical calibers and his invention continues to make its mark on watchmaking history.
All Perrelet watches are equipped with automatic movements. This is the principle to which the brand has remained steadfastly attached for over 200 years, in tribute to Abraham-Louis Perrelet and his invention in 1777. Its various calibers, entirely crafted, decorated, adjusted and assembled inside its own workshops, push the limits of precision and technical refinement. Whether a traditional automatic caliber, a patented double rotor movement, or a tourbillon, the brand offers a broad and rich choice of possibilities and compositions. They are all equally captivating and fascinating, capable of satisfying the expectations of the most discerning connoisseurs.
Perrelet masters all facets of the watchmaking art. Capable of developing and producing all the parts composing its movements, the brand is distinguished by a singular and indeed unique approach combining industrial efficiency with artisan-style workmanship. It thereby offers the most demanding horological enthusiasts a guarantee of peerless originality and quality. In its quest for perfection, Perrelet integrates the ingenious expertise and manual skills of its watchmakers under a single roof and even produces its own escapements – including the balance spring, an extremely rare token of competence stemming from ten years of research and development. Dozens of complementary watchmaking professions serve to enhance innovation – the cornerstone of the brand and its enduring promise to Fine Watchmaking enthusiasts.
A fascinating interpretation of the “double rotor” concept, the Turbine has since 2009 rapidly become the iconic Perrelet model. The collection is the ultimate embodiment of creativity and naturally appeals to fans of innovative horology. Turbine timepieces offer their lucky users a range of optical and visual effects that are unique in the watchmaking world, thanks to the ingenious combination of a free-spinning propeller-type upper rotor, rotating at full speed in step with wrist movements, and an under-dial on which designers can give free rein to their imagination. Building on a unique, emblematic and instantly recognizable design, the Turbine collection takes on a variety of faces in both masculine and feminine versions.
Loyal to its pioneering spirit and keen to express its horological expertise more powerfully than ever, Perrelet reinforced the Turbine collection in 2013 by associating for the first time a horological complication with the characteristic playful creativity of this line. This approach thus gave rise to the Turbine Chrono and Turbillon models. By taking on board the chronograph and the tourbillon, the Turbine model is paving the way for promising future developments. In 2014, Perrelet presented its new Turbine Pilot collection combining the turbine concept with that of the circular aviation slide rule: a new exercise in both technical and stylistic terms, for a truly unique aviator watch. In parallel, Perrelet launched the Turbine Skeleton, a model associating the turbine with a Manufacture-made skeleton movement that reveals its full charm when the turbine located above the dial spins freely and at full speed.
Perrelet is a watchmaking front-runner and influencer. Right from its origins, almost 250 years ago, the brand was considered a pioneer and a pillar of Haute Horlogerie. As the inventor of the automatic or self-winding watch, Perrelet has consistently cultivated an avant-garde spirit teamed with complete mastery of the elaboration of its timepieces. The brand is driven by a passion for precision and rigorous technical discipline, infused with a hint of difference and singularity. Its watches embody a new modernity in a spirit of sportiness and excellence. While the brand faithfully perpetuates the watchmaking heritage of its legendary founder, Abraham-Louis Perrelet, it naturally expresses its intense passion for horology in both present and future tenses.
PERRELET TURBINE CAMO
A new timepiece with a bold, dynamic personality in line with current trends
Perrelet, the prestigious Swiss watchmaking house, continues to amaze with its countless interpretations of its iconic Turbine timepiece. First patented in 2009, the Turbine has become the signature timepiece of the brand.
In 2020 Perrelet expands its Turbine collection and welcomes the “Turbine Camo” model, a limited series of just 100 pieces.
Perrelet, always tuned into the latest trends and tastes of watchmaking enthusiasts on the hunt for exclusive pieces, has endowed this latest model with a fresh, modern and dynamic style.
The unique design and strong personality of the new “Turbine Camo” fuses the playful nature of the Turbine, that spins with the slightest movement of the wrist, with military colours.
Camo refers to Camouflage, a specific colouration or pattern that blends in with the surroundings for concealment. Used by many animals as a natural defence mechanism to avoid being spotted by predators, it was adopted by hunters in the early 1800s to blend in with the surrounding environment. Subsequently, “military camouflage” was developed to allow soldiers to hide from enemy forces thanks to the mimetic properties of camouflage applied to uniforms, vehicles and equipment.
Today, this mottled camouflage pattern is the protagonist of the new timepiece. Crafted entirely in Perrelet’s ateliers, the camouflage gives the watch a tough, virile personality.
The new “Turbine Camo” has a round case with the typical vertical grooves on the sides of the case, an integrated crown at 3 o’clock and water-resistance of 50 metres. The 44mm case is crafted in steel treated with black PVD to make it more resistant to scratches. The same black PVD coating is used on the ten blades of the turbine. The blades are made from aluminium, a lightweight material that is combined with five tungsten counterweights to allow the blades to spin with great speed and return to their original point of departure.
As the ten blades of the turbine complete their rotations, a sub-dial decorated with military camouflage in light green, olive green, beige and brown tones materialises from below the dial. The black flange of the dial is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and bears the hour indications with a mix of white Arabic numerals and indices. The minutes scale also features white Arabic numerals at 5-minute intervals.
The numerals (13-24) on the minutes scale mean that night-time hour readings are also possible endowing the watch with extra functionality.
To ensure optimal legibility, the Arabic numerals, indices and hour and minute hands are covered in Super-LumiNova while the red central seconds hand adds a bright note of colour.
The “Turbine Camo” is powered by the Perrelet P-331 automatic manufacture calibre with a 42-hour power reserve. The case back is sealed with six screws with a transparent porthole to admire the refined finishes on the bridges and its openworked oscillating weight personalised with the logo of the House.
To complete the package, the timepiece comes with a rubber strap decorated with the same camouflage pattern as the dial. It is attached to the wrist with a black PVD-coated steel pin buckle and embellished with the brand logo.
Perrelet manufacture mechanical self-winding movement, calibre P-331.
Vibrations per hour: 28,800 (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Rhodium-plated oscillating weight
Round, stainless steel, black PVD coating, vertical grooves on the case band, integrated crown at 3 o’clock
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13,3 mm
Water resistance up to 5 ATM
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal case-back
Case-back sealed with six screws
Individual serial number of the limited edition engraved on the case back (XX/100)
Turbine with 10 black anodized aluminum blades with 5 tungsten counterweights
Sub-dial decorated with military camouflage in light green, olive green, beige and brown tones
Black flange with hour indications with a mix of white Arabic numerals and indices
Minutes scale at 5-minute intervals with Arabic numerals (13-24) for night-time hour readings
Central hours and minutes hands covered with white Super-LumiNova as well as for Arabic numerals and indices
Red central seconds hand
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass
Hours, minutes, seconds
Rubber strap with camouflage pattern with black PVD-coated steel pin buckle, embellished with the Perrelet logo
Limited edition of 100 timepieces
Individual serial number engraved on the case back