Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Versions

Swiss luxury watch maker Perrelet presents new interpretations of its “Turbine Pilot”, a collection inspired by the world of aviation.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Versions 2020 - Electric Blue, Yellow and Red Versions
Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Edition 2020 – Electric Blue, Yellow and Red Versions

First launched in 2014, the “Turbine Pilot” line was the result of combining cutting-edge technology with artisanal know-how. By combining high-performance mechanics with features taken from the world of aviation, Perrelet’s qualified watchmakers have created a collection of aviator watches that exude a bold, unmistakable style. All these distinguishing features are manifest in the four latest “Turbine Pilot” models, a collection that is constantly evolving to reflect the latest trends.

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Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Camo Version

Perrelet has always displayed a mastery of colour in its Turbine Technology timepieces. Three of the new “Turbine Pilot” protagonists feature bright, vivid colours like electric blue, red and yellow. The fourth version has a camouflage rubber strap decorated with the classic mottled greens, browns and beige tones.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Version 2020 - Black under-dial with electric blue stripes

To undertake its mission as a pilot’s watch, “Turbine Pilot” combines the turbine to a circular slide rule. Aviation slide rules are analogue calculation tools and a vital support instrument for pilots before and during flight. Equipped with a series of concentric discs with different graduated scales, aviation slide rules perform various conversions of measures with great speed.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Version 2020 - Black under-dial with red stripes

The generous case size of 48mm and the characteristic fluting on the case middle are hallmark Turbine family features. Crafted in stainless steel with a black PVD coating, the case is water-resistant to depths of 50 metres and frames a complex, three-dimensional dial with its hypnotic turbine and blades which spin at the slightest movement of the wrist.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Version 2020 - Black under-dial with yellow stripes

As soon as the 12 black anodised aluminium blades are set in motion, the spectacle begins offering incredible optical effects and flashes of colour. As the blades complete their rotations, a second dial placed below the turbine and decorated with electric blue, red, yellow or beige stripes depending on the model.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Version 2020 - Black under-dial with beige stripes

To ensure optimal legibility in all light conditions, the indices and Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, which are applied on sapphire crystal disc above the turbine, are luminescent, as are the hands.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Versions hands on

On the electric blue and camouflage rubber strap models, for example, the hour hand is picked out in the same colour as the stripes below the blades. The peripheral slide rule scales on the flange and the tip of the central seconds hand on all four models also match the colour of the stripes. The bidirectional rotating bezel is activated by the crown at 3 o’clock, while the time is adjusted via the integrated crown at 9 o’clock.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Versions hands on

Driving this timepiece is Perrelet’s manufacture P-331-MH automatic calibre. Produced entirely in-house, the movement is chronometer-certified by COSC and offers 42 hours of autonomy.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Versions caseback view

The transparent case back allows a view of the refined finishes and the open-worked rhodium-plated oscillating weight personalised with the logo of the House.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Versions

To complete the package, the new “Turbine Pilot” models come with a bi-material strap (Rubber/Leather) with alligator pattern and deployant buckle with black PVD customised with the Perrelet logo. A fourth model with a rubber strap with camo pattern and black PVD pin buckle offers a more relaxed look.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot New Version with camo strap

Technical details

Model: Turbine Pilot

References
Ref. A1095/2 (electric blue) / Ref. A1095/3 (red)
Ref. A1095/4 (yellow) / Ref. A1095/5 (camouflage strap)

Movement
Self-winding movement, Perrelet in-house mechanical calibre P-331-MH, chronometer-certified by COSC
Turbine technology
28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Number of rubies: 25
Power reserve: 42 hours
Open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight with Perrelet logo

Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Bi-directional rotating ring with circular slide rule as used in aviation
Countdown

Case
Round, black PVD stainless steel, fluted case band
Diameter: 48 mm
Thickness: 13.48 mm
Bi-directional rotating ring activated by the crown at 3 o’clock
Integrated crown at 9 o’clock for time setting
Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment on dial side
See-through case back
Waterproof to 5 ATM

Dial

12 black anodised aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights on the back (for all versions)

Ref. A1095/2
– Black under-dial with electric blue stripes
– Applied electric blue Arabic numerals 3-6-9-12 and indexes on the inside sapphire glass
– Minute disc with the first 15 minutes highlighted in electric blue
– Central luminescent electric blue hour and minute hands
– Central seconds hand with electric blue tip

Ref. A1095/3 (red) / A1095/4 (yellow)
– Black under-dial with red or yellow stripes
– Applied white Arabic numerals 3-6-9-12 and indexes on the inside sapphire glass
– Minute disc with the first 15 minutes highlighted in red or yellow
– Central luminescent white hour and minute hands
– Central seconds hand with red or yellow tip

Ref. A1095/5
– Black under-dial with beige stripes
– Applied white Arabic numerals 3-6-9-12 and indexes with beige edges on the inside sapphire glass
– Minute disc with the first 15 minutes highlighted in beige
– Central luminescent white/beige hour and minute hands
– Central seconds hand with white tip

Strap
Bi-material rubber- black leather strap with alligator pattern and black PVD stainless steel folding clasp customised with the Perrelet logo for the versions with electric blue, red and yellow dial’s details.
Rubber strap with camo pattern equipped with a black PVD stainless steel pin buckle for the version with beige dial’s details.