Swiss luxury watch brand Perrelet is participating in the 9th edition of the charity timepiece auction ONLY WATCH to benefit research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Especially conceived for ONLY WATCH, the “TURBINE HOPE” boasts an innovative case with a stainless steel bezel with black PVD coating and a central body made of polycarbonate and carbon fibre. A first for Perrelet, the properties of carbon fibre include its thermal insulation capacity, its resistance to chemical agents and temperature changes. Moreover, it is very light and comfortable on the wrist.
44 mm in diameter and 13.82 mm in thickness, the case has a sporty look with a refined aesthetic appeal thanks to the flat, smooth bezel and the fluted case band–a signature feature of the brand.
Looking carefully at the case back, the ring in black PVD stainless steel surrounding the sapphire crystal echoes the same decorative grooves featured on the sides of the case. The convex channels are lined up at precisely the same position as the concave channels on the case.
Perrelet is renowned for its unique representation of the automatic movement thanks to its patented Double Rotor and Turbine technology. 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 anodised aluminum with five tungsten counterweights, rotates in time to the motions of the wrist. As the blades spin, a lower sub-dial reveals a medley of positive words: hope, love, support, volunteer, life, social, community.
The word “HOPE”, highlighted in bright orange, is the dial’s protagonist and features an original letter “O” formed by a fluffy white cloud with a rainbow. This design was inspired by paintings made by Italian children at the beginning of the pandemic in Italy and is a powerful symbol of hope that everything will be all right and that thanks to the ongoing progress of medical and scientific research, the virus will be defeated.
The Arabic numerals on the flange and the hours and minutes hands are covered with white Super-LumiNovafor optimal legibility in any light conditions. As a final touch of refinement, the words printed on the sub-dial are luminescent with green light emission. The central seconds hand and the indices are picked out in orange to match the word HOPE.
“TURBINE HOPE” is powered by the new generation in-house automatic calibre P-331- MH. Chronometer-certified by COSC and Chronofiable, it beats at 28,800vph and has a 42-hour power reserve.
The transparent porthole on the case back offers a view of the refined finishes on the bridges and its elegant open-worked oscillating weight, which is mounted on ball bearings and personalised with the House logo. The crystal caseback displays the transferred logo “Only Watch 2021″and the inscription “Unique Piece”.
“TURBINE HOPE” comes with a customised bi-material orange strap made of rubber and water-resistant calf leather with black stitching, fitted with a folding clasp in black PVD stainless steel and embellished with the Perrelet logo. The timepiece is also equipped with an additional and comfortable bi-material orange strap in rubber and fabric for a more casual look.
Model: Turbine “HOPE” – Edition ONLY WATCH
Perrelet in-house calibre P-331-MH, mechanical with automatic winding, COSC and Chronofiable-certified
28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Number of jewels: 25
Power reserve (fully wound): 42 hours
Open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight with Perrelet logo
Hours, minutes and seconds
Round, case body in polycarbonate and carbon fibre, flat bezel in stainless steel with black PVD coating
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13. 82 mm
Sapphire crystal glass with double anti-reflective treatment on dial
Fluted case band
Crown with Perrelet logo
Case back in stainless steel with black PVD coating, transparent sapphire glass porthole, with inscription “Only Watch 2021 – Unique Piece”
Waterproof to 5 ATM
Black sub-dial with white luminescent printed words, white Super-LumiNova with green glow
12 black anodised aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights
Central luminescent hour and minute hands
Central seconds hand in orange
Luminescent Arabic numerals and indices
Bi-material strap in rubber and water-resistant orange calf leather with black stitching
Additional bi-material strap in rubber and orange fabric
Folding clasp in black PVD stainless steel embellished with the Perrelet logo