Renowned for their emblematic “Turbine” wristwatches, Swiss luxury watch brand Perrelet launched its E-commerce platform on 15th September 2021. The manufacture also released an on-line Boutique Edition in a limited edition of just 25 pieces for 2021: “Turbine Tiger”.
As its name suggests, “Turbine Tiger” portrays a tiger on the lower dial, behind the distinctive spinning blades system. A common subject in figurative arts since the time of the ancient times, this ferocious animal is a symbol of strength, courage and power.
The limited edition “Turbine Tiger” watch features a round, sporty case decorated with the hallmark vertical fluting along the sides of the case and integrated crown at 3 o’clock. Crafted in steel with a black PVD coating for superior resilience to scratches, the diameter of the watch is 48mm and the water-resistance is rated at 5 ATM/50m.
The Turbine, with its 12 black anodised aluminium blades, is the indisputable symbol of the brand’s identity. Five tungsten counterweights placed below the blades capture the slightest movement of the wrist to generate the oscillating movement of the blades. As soon as the blades are set in motion, the turbine reveals the refined miniature artwork specially designed for this new edition.
An imposing golden tiger’s head, picked out in shades of orange, black, white and grey, captures the majesty and ferociousness of the feline. Beyond the surprising hide-and-seek effect created by the spinning blades, the assembly of the blades demands perfectly balanced and calibrated components to function smoothly, a task performed by the Manufacture’s highly skilled watchmakers.
To ensure optimal legibility in any light conditions, the hour and minute hands are treated with white Super-LumiNova, as are the minute indices and Arabic numerals. The uneven hours on the flange are picked out in red echoing the colour of the central seconds hand.
This new limited edition is equipped with the Manufacture automatic calibre P-331-MH, which is Chronofiable and COSC-certified. This self-winding movement beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour, and provides 42 hours of power reserve.
The sapphire porthole on the case back, fixed by a ring that echoes the decorative features on the bezel, reveals the refined finishings with Côtes de Genève on the bridges and the open-worked rotor mounted on ball bearings. The rotor is personalised with the Perrelet logo, and the inscription “Limited Edition 01/25” is transferred on the sapphire crystal.
“Turbine Tiger” is completed by a black rubber strap embellished with vertical fluting and a black PVD-coated steel pin buckle with the brand logo.
This exclusive timepiece comes in a special watch box decorated on the inside with an image of the tiger depicted on the lower dial.
Model: Turbine Tiger
Manufacture mechanical self-winding movement, caliber Perrelet P-331-MH, Chronofiable and COSC Certified.
Vibrations per hour: 28,800 (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 42 hours
Bridges with Côtes de Genève finish
Open-worked oscillating weight on ball bearings, rhodium-plated, Côtes de Genève finish, personalised with Perrelet logo
Round in stainless steel with black PVD coating, vertical fluting on the case band, integrated crown at 3 o’clock
Diameter: 48 mm
Thickness: 14.30 mm
Water resistance up to 5 ATM
See-through case-back sealed with six screws
Limited edition 01/25 transferred on the transparent case back
Turbine with 12 black anodized aluminum blades with 5 tungsten counterweights
Lower dial decorated with the portrait of the golden tiger in orange, black, grey and white
Black flange with hour indications in red and a mix of white luminescent indices, luminescent minutes in Arabic numerals in scale of 10
Central hours and minutes hands filled with white Super-LumiNova
Red central seconds hand
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass
Hours, minutes, seconds
Black personalised rubber strap with black PVD-coated steel pin buckle, embellished with the Perrelet logo
Limited edition of 25 timepieces
Available only on the Perrelet E-Commerce platform