Perrelet Regulator Retrograde

In the old days, observatories, stations and especially watch workshops were equipped with reference clocks, known as “regulators”, which displayed their hours and minutes by means of distinct dial segments. This dial structure, designed to regulate and control the advancing progress of the watches, made reading the time easier and indicated the measurement of time with precision.

Perrelet is updating its specialised and unique complication in line with today’s tastes with its Regulator Retrograde. This avant-garde speciality, which has been developed and manufactured by MHVJ (Manufacture horlogère de la Vallée de Joux), a sister company, is powered by the P-221 calibre. This movement is embellished with Perrelet fnishes, which can be admired through the sapphire case back.

True to its aesthetical codes, Perrelet has maintained its quality of legibility, while offering a particularly attractive nonconformist display. Time is displayed in an orderly way, since the dial is divided into several segments. An imposing window at 12 o’clock indicates the retrograde hours for a half-day (12 one-hour zones).

The minutes are indicated on a disc positioned at 6 o’clock. Anchored to the central axis, a blued steel seconds hand sweeps around the whole dial, while the days hand maintains its daily rhythm.

This rare combination of complications, the separate indication of the hours and minutes and the retrograde hour, demonstrate the inventiveness and know-how of the Perrelet company. Connoisseurs who are interested in tradition or enthusiasts for watches with character will recognize the Perrelet signature in the fluting of the sporty titanium or classic steel or gold cases.

Technical details

Model: Regulator Retrograde, A1041/4 and A3014/5

Movement
Automatic P-221, exclusive module
Open-worked, exclusive decorated Perrelet rotor
Power Reserve 40 hours
Vibrations per hour 28’800 (4Hz)
Rubies 35

Case
Ø 42 mm
Case material A1041/4: Stainless Steel/A3014/5: Pink gold (4N) 18ct
Anti-glare sapphire crystal (front & back)
Water resistance 5 ATM

Dial
A1041/4: Silvered white
A3014/5: Black

Strap
Black alligator
Stainless steel deployment buckle

Public price
Steel A1041/4: CHF 8’200.– / Euro 5’900.– / US$ 8’275.–
Gold A3014/5: CHF 20’500.– / Euro 14’700.– / US$ 20’250.–

Model: Regulator Retrograde Titanium, A5001/2

Movement
Automatic P-221, exclusive module
Open-worked, exclusive decorated Perrelet rotor
Power Reserve 40 hours
Vibrations per hour 28’800 (4Hz)
Rubies 35

Case
Ø 43.5 mm
Case material Titanium
Anti-glare sapphire crystal (front & back)
Water resistance 10 ATM

Dial
Black and anthracite, luminous indices

Strap
Natural black rubber strap
Titanium deployment buckle

Public price
Titanium CHF 9’150.– / Euro 6’600.– / US$ 9’200.–

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