Swiss luxury watch brand Perrelet has expanded its iconic Turbine collection with the new Carbon Black Edition.
Following the recent launch of the “Perrelet Turbine Rainbow”, the first regular production model with a black carbon fibre case, the Swiss Maison introduces the “Turbine Carbon Black Edition”, sporting a “Total Black” style.
The precursor of the “Turbine Rainbow” was the unique “Perrelet Turbine Hope” edition designed for the Only Watch Charity Auction in 2021.
To achieve the “Total Black” look, the case, the dial, the iconic turbine, and the strap are dyed black. With an improved water-resistance of 10atm/100m, compared to the traditional 5 atm/ 50m adopted by the Swiss Maison in previous collections, the central body of the case of the “Turbine Carbon Black Edition” is composed of polycarbonate and carbon fibre.
This light weight yet robust material has excellent thermal insulation capacity and resistance to chemical agents and temperature variations. On the other hand, the bezel and case back are made of matte black PVD-coated stainless steel.
The case, which has a 44 mm diameter and a thickness of 13.82 mm, has a sporty-chic look thanks to the smooth bezel and the distinctive fluted case middle. The flat matte bezel frames the black dial, which spins into action with the turbine. Perrelet’s undisputed signature, the dynamic 12-blade black anodised aluminium turbine starts rotating with every movement of the wrist.
As both elements are tone-on-tone, the optical effect created during the turbine’s maximum rotation speed seems to make it vanish into thin air. Thanks to the five counterweights placed beneath the blades, when the oscillation slows down, the turbine re-emerges in all its beauty and returns to its original position.
Applied Arabic numerals and black indices are read with the central hour and minute hands. The only light notes in this dark composition are the white indications for the seconds on the flange, as well as the company logo and the Swiss Made inscription. The display is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a material that is highly resistant to shocks and scratches.
The engine driving the “Turbine Carbon Black Edition” is the manufacture P-331-MH automatic movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offering 42 hours of power reserve when fully wound.
Recently conceived, this new-generation calibre P-331-MH benefits from substantial modifications compared to its predecessor.
The teeth of the escape wheel have an improved surface finish, and the pallet is fitted with superior quality rubies, ensuring higher performance and an impeccable degree of reliability. Furthermore, the new lubricating system of the reversers guarantees the optimum performance of the bi-directional winding system.
The balance wheel is also fitted with a double-cone Incabloc® shock absorber that increases protection against impact. Its excellent precision and reliability are guaranteed by the Chronofiable and COSC certifications obtained after successfully passing the relevant tests.
The black PDV steel case-back with sapphire crystal enables the owner to admire the circular-grained decoration on the plate and the open-worked rhodium-plated oscillating weight embellished with the Maison’s logo.
To complete its “Total Black” look, the water-resistant black calfskin strap with a rubber lining is black, enlivened with grey topstitching.
The “Turbine Carbon Black Edition” is delivered in a special “tactical box” with an additional rubber strap and a fastening tool.
Available in the exclusive authorised Perrelet points of sale worldwide, this latest addition can also be purchased on the Maison’s online platform in the EU, Switzerland and the USA.
Model: Perrelet Turbine Carbon Black Edition
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-hour
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 matte 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.
Waterproof to 10 ATM (upgraded in comparison to the traditional 5 ATM)
Black sub-dial, Turbine technology
12 black anodised aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights
Central hour-minute and seconds hands in black colour
Inner-ring with black Arabic numerals and indices
Bi-material strap in rubber and water-resistant black calf leather with grey stitching
Watch delivered in a tactical box with additional rubber strap + tool.