In 2011, Perrelet took inspiration from the American flag to create a whole new interpretation of their famous double rotor technology, and the result was the exceptional Turbine XL America Limited Edition timepiece.
When the designers began to work on the AMERICAN LIMITED EDITION, they played with a deconstructed perspective of the American flag, and the results are stunningly graphic and distinctively iconic of images from comic books. Figures dressed in stars and stripes and pin ups with skirts blazing take the spotlight.
The Turbine collection’s signature 12-blade wheel rotates over a dial painted with the red and white stripes of the American flag. Make it twirl and the colors begin a wild dance, performing endlessly varied random figures. Everything is a question of speed and nothing can be perfectly reproduced in an identical manner. Optical effects follow on from each other in rapid-fire succession in the center of an hour circle punctuated by blue squares bearing white stars. Divided into groups of eight or nine, there are 50 in total, exactly the number of states represented on the current American flag.
The Star – Spangled Banner floats on the Turbine XL measuring 50 mm in diameter and endowed with powerful distinctive and visually striking characteristics: oblique-cut blades, lateral elements gripping the bezel and a central reinforcement between the horns. This model is issued in a special 777-piece limited edition.
Model: Turbine XL America/Limited Edition
Ref. A4015/1 A 777-piece limited edition
Automatic P-181 Double Rotor / Exclusive to Perrelet
Open-worked black Perrelet rotor
Central hands indicating the hours, minutes and seconds
Diameter 50 mm, thickness 14.30 mm, anti-glare sapphire (front & back), steel case with DLC coating
Water Resistance: 5 Atm
Red and white lines behind the black Turbine, some hour-markers in red and some with 50 white stars in all
Black rubber strap, pin buckle in DLC-coated steel