Friday, April 3, 2015

Perrelet Turbine Skeleton

Perrelet mingles its technical expertise with a flair for contemporary aesthetics in creating the Turbine Skeleton collection. For the very first time, the Maison combines a skeleton movement with a turbine, thereby completely reinventing its iconic model: the details and dimensions are redesigned and the materials are evolving, as Perrelet takes on a new challenge thanks to a unique horological concept.

The very nature of a skeleton timepiece lies in playing with transparency effects. That is precisely what Perrelet achieves by entirely skeletonizing its finely crafted in-house movement, Caliber P-381, featuring cut-out effects revealing its inner workings. The Perrelet engravers and watchmakers demonstrate peerless finesse in performing this stunning skeletonization requiring a high degree of competence and accurate knowledge of the movement’s technical constraints. The finely trimmed components and finishes add a final touch to the beauty of the movement.
Perrelet also masters these transparency effects in aesthetic terms, since they represent the main feature of the concept behind the Turbine collections. On this model, the aluminum turbine is directly mounted on the under-dial, itself openworked so as not to obstruct the view inside. When spinning at full speed, the movement’s ethereal architecture is revealed through each of its openings.
The 44 mm-diameter case of this new collection is available in steel with a black PVD coating, or fitted with a 4N pink gold bezel. The inner bezel ring ensures optimal readability thanks to luminescent Arabic numerals and hour-markers. The hour and minute hands are coated in Superluminova, while the red seconds hand stands out clearly against this backdrop. The timepieces in the Turbine Skeleton collection are fitted with innovative black bi-material straps: calfskin leather with a polyurethane core to guarantee ergonomics and a comfortable feel on the wrist; or black rubber for a resolutely sporty look.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical automatic, P-381 / in-house caliber
Manufacture skeleton-working.
Hollowed and adorned with Perrelet decoration

Functions
Central hands indicating hours, minutes and seconds

Case, dial and strap
Ref. A1082/1 – Ref. A1082/1A
- Case Material: Stainless steel middle case, bezel and back with black PVD coating
- Dial: Silver Turbine (10 aluminium blades), skeleton under-dial. Luminous Arabic numerals, hour markers and hands

Ref. A1081/1 – Ref. A1081/1A
- Case material: Stainless steel with black PVD coating
- Dial: Black Turbine (10 aluminium blades), skeleton under-dial. Luminous Arabic numerals, hour-markers and hands

Ref. A3038/1 –Ref. A3038/1A
- Case material: Stainless steel case with black PVD coating, rose gold (18 cts, 4N) bezel
- Dial: Black Turbine (10 aluminium blades), skeleton under-dial. Rose gold (18 cts, 4N) top rotor ring. Luminous Arabic numerals, hour-markers and hands

Water resistance: 5 ATM
Case diameter: 44 mm, thickness 13.30 mm
See-through caseback
Glare-proofed sapphire crystals on both sides
Strap: Black rubber or black bi-material (PU/calfskin), stainless steel pin buckle with black PVD coating

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