Swiss luxury watch maker Perrelet unveils a special edition from their Turbine watch collection to celebrate the Chinese year of the snake.
The under-dial of the iconic Turbine model becomes a canvas upon which the Perrelet master artisans express their creativity by giving shape to a unique and original work paying tribute to the majestic beauty of the serpent. According to popular Chinese beliefs, snakes are said to bring good luck and to ward off misfortune.
The reptile is meticulously reproduced by hand in magnificent detail: against a neutral white mother-ofpearl background, the animal appears in all its majestic splendour, crafted from Polynesian mother-of-pearl that defines its profile and the individual scales. Its eye glows with the light radiating from a 0.025-carat ruby.
This motif is framed by a total-black DLC-coated steel 44 mm-diameter case, teamed with a superb black crocodile leather strap. The understated elegance of this watch is further enhanced by the decision to accentuate the superb dark effect by choosing a turbine composed of 12 rapidly rotating black titanium blades alternately revealing the beauty of the serpent beneath.
The Turbine Snake is issued in a 99-piece numbered limited edition, equipped with the exclusive in-house P-331 double rotor movement.
Model: PERRELET Turbine Snake
99-piece Limited Edition
Mechanical automatic, P-331/ In-house caliber
Exclusive hollowed and personalized Perrelet oscillating weight
Central hands indicating hours, minutes and seconds
Stainless steel with DLC coating
Diameter 44 mm, thickness 13.00 mm
Glare proofed sapphire crystal (front and back)
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Black turbine (12 titanium blades)
Mother of-pearl under-dial and snake motif in Polynesian mother-of-pearl
Luminous Arabic numerals and hour-markers
1 ruby (0.025 ct)
Black alligator, stainless steel folding clasp with DLC coating.