With the new limited edition “Turbine Rooster” timepiece, Swiss luxury watch maker Perrelet pays tribute to the Chinese New Year that begins on 28 January 2017 under the sign of the Rooster.
The major highlight of this new timepiece is the turbine with its 12 anodised aluminium blades, finely decorated with the twelve signs of the Chinese horoscope. These are engraved – in matching tones – either figuratively or in Chinese characters. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, and the Rooster stands out in a brilliant red on the 6 o’clock blade.
The Turbine, which requires a perfect balance during its assembly to ensure optimal operation, features 5 tungsten counterpoises positioned under the blades. These ensure the oscillation of the Turbine with the slightest movement of the wrist and allow the systematic repositioning of the Rooster sign at 6 o’clock.
The rotation of the Turbine reveals a red sub-dial livened up by the Rooster Zodiac sign in Chinese characters, made out of 5N rose gold PVD with a profile outlined in black.
The last component of the dial is the black flange on which are indicated the hours, the minutes and the seconds. The Arabic numerals indicating minutes stand out at every 15 minutes and the indexes, arranged on a scale of 5, are covered with black SuperLuminova, as well as the hours and minutes hands. In perfect harmony with the style of the dial, the central seconds hand is red. This gorgeous dial protected by a sapphire glass presents a fascinating show in its round 44mm case and 13mm in thickness, in black PVD treated steel, with vertical grooves on the middle and the integrated crown at 3 o’clock.
The heart of this new Turbine Rooster, with its P-331 Manufacture Calibre, which guarantees a power reserve of 42 hours and a water resistance of up to 5 ATM, will offer mechanical watchmaking enthusiasts the pleasure of owning a timepiece that is not only reliable but also unique in its style. The elegant decoration of the movement, with bridges adorned with a “Côtes de Genève” motif, is visible through the sapphire crystal case-back.
Produced in a limited edition of 100 timepieces, the individual serial number is engraved on the case-back of each Turbine Rooster. The watch comes with a black rubber bracelet and a steel folding clasp with black PVD coating and Perrelet logo.
Model: Turbine Rooster Ref. A1097/2
P-331 on a P 321 base Perrelet Manufacture Calibre
Vibrations per hour: 28,800 (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours
“Côtes de Genève” decorated bridges
Round, in 3 parts, stainless steel, black PVD coating, integrated crown at 3 o’clock
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Water resistance up to 5 ATM
Sapphire crystal case-back, anti-reflection coating
Turbine Technology: turbine with 12 black anodised aluminium blades with the signs of the Zodiac engraved on each blade
5 tungsten counterpoises positioned under the blades
Symbol of the Rooster engraved in red on the 6 o’clock blade
Red sub-dial with the marking of the Zodiac sign of the Rooster in Chinese characters in 5N rose gold PVD with the profiles outlined in black at 6 o’clock
Black flange with indication of hours and minutes in black Arabic numerals, at intervals of 15, covered with SuperLuminova
Black central hours and minutes hands covered with black SuperLuminova and red central seconds hand
Hours, minutes, seconds
In rubber with black PVD treated steel folding clasp and Perrelet logo
Limited edition of 100 timepieces, each engraved with the individual serial number