Swiss watch manufacture Perrelet is renowned for the original dials of its timepieces animated by its exclusive “Double Rotor” technology. Patented in 1995, the double rotor quickly positioned itself as a distinctive brand code. In 2009, Perrelet launched the iconic “Turbine” model and, ever since then, its hypnotic spectacle continues to amaze in all its multiple manifestations.
The famous “Turbine” collection celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019. To commemorate this important landmark, Perrelet releases the “TURBINE EVO” with a completely overhauled design and a new in-house movement for the hours, minutes and central seconds.
Perrelet celebrates the first decade of its innovative Turbine technology and breathes life into a second generation of models decked out with mesmerizing turbines on board. The look is still sporty but its silhouette is more refined adding a touch of contemporary sophistication that is more in touch with today’s aesthetics.
The name “TURBINE EVO” perfectly captures the spirit of the new timepieces. “EVO” is taken from the word “evolution” and refers to the evolution of watch with its upgraded and enhanced performance adapted to the modern lifestyle of dynamic men. “TURBINE EVO” is housed in a new sporty-chic case with a newly designed automatic movement.
For the first time in its ten-year history, all the movements which equip this collection are covered by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres) certification, testifying high precision in timekeeping after having undergone a series of tests. Last but not least, another added value in comparison to the past: the new Turbine EVO comes with an integrated metal bracelet.
The stainless steel case of the “TURBINE EVO” – also available with a black PVD or a 4N rose gold PVD coating – measures 44mm in diameter and has a thickness of 13.82mm. Entirely revamped for a more refined aesthetic appeal, the case features new lugs, a flatter and smoother bezel and a fluted case band. Another element that has been completely redesigned is the more prominent crown (in the past, it was recessed in the side of the case) making winding and time-setting functions much simpler.
At the case back, the ring surrounding the sapphire crystal echoes the same decorative grooves featured on the sides of the case. The convex grooves are lined up at exactly the same position as the concave grooves on the case. A small, yet refined detail that underlines the meticulous care Perrelet invests in every single detail.
The famous 12-blade dial, a distinctive design code of all Perrelet’s turbine models, is protected under a sapphire glass. The original 3D effect created by the blades gives the impression of diving into the heart of the dial. The propeller, picked out in black anodized aluminum with five tungsten counterweights, rotates in time to the motions of the wrist. As the blades spin, a lower sub-dial is revealed with vibrant shades of red, electric blue or gold, depending on the versions. All the hour markers and the hours and minutes hands are luminescent for optimal legibility in any light conditions. As a final touch of refinement, the central seconds hand is picked out in the same color as the blades of the sub-dial.
The new “TURBINE EVO” is powered by the new in-house automatic caliber P-331 with 42 hours of power reserve. The movement has been assembled from the case back, a feature that makes any future servicing or assistance much simpler and faster. The sapphire crystal case back provides a full view of the movement with its refined finishes and the new open-worked oscillating mass personalized with the logo of the Maison.
A combination of technicality, precision and audacious design, Perrelet’s new watch is conceived for everyday use and, for the first time, combines a comfortable, highly ergonomic 5-link bracelet in stainless steel.
The bracelet is available in steel with alternating polished and satin-brushed links, in steel with a black PVD treatment, and in steel with a 4N rose gold coating.
Thanks to the new lugs, the metal bracelet is perfectly integrated into the case becoming one with the timepiece. The bracelet is fitted with a folding clasp decorated with the Perrelet logo.
“TURBINE EVO” is also available with a bi-material strap made of PU and calf leather with alligator pattern for a more distinctive look. The steel and PVD steel models come with a black strap; while the PVD rose gold comes with a brown strap. All versions are fitted with an elegant deployant buckle and engraved logo.
Model: Turbine “EVO”
Perrelet in-house calibre P-331, mechanical with automatic winding and certified COSC
28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Number of jewels: 25
Power reserve (fully wound up): 42 hours
Open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight with Perrelet logo
Hours, minutes and seconds
Round, stainless steel, stainless steel with black or 4n gold PVD coating
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13, 82 mm
New flat bezel
New fluted case band
New crown with Perrelet logo
Sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment
Transparent sapphire glass case back
Waterproof to 5 ATM
Red, electric blue or golden dial, according to the different versions
12 anodized aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights below
Central luminescent hour and minute hands
Central seconds hand in red, electric blue or gold, according to the versions
Stainless steel bracelet – Five rows with polished and brushed links
Also available in stainless steel with black or 4N gold PVD coating matching different versions of case and with a black or brown bi-material strap made of PU and calf leather with alligator pattern and folding clasp with Perrelet logo.