Thursday, April 6, 2017

Perrelet Turbine Chrono Sport Limited Edition

Swiss watch manufacture Perrelet expands its emblematic Turbine collection with the new “Chrono Sport”, a model which celebrates the world of football.

Its unique Turbine technology, first developed by the manufacturer in 2009, and quickly recognized as icon of the brand, took a step forward with its first Turbine chronograph in 2013.  In 2017, the Manufacture is unveiling a 77-piece limited edition new version of the Turbine Chrono, the “Chrono Sport”, with a more modern and contemporary look. At Perrelet, the “7” is a recurring number with an emotional resonance for the company as a reminder of 1777, the year the company was founded.

The Turbine Chrono offers an interesting innovation in the design of the chronograph. Perrelet’s technicians and designers have succeeded in bringing together an astounding new aesthetics while ensuring excellent legibility of the chronographic functions, all without obscuring the distinctive identity of this collection.
Chronograph watches usually display round or square subsidiary counters. The new Turbine Chrono Sport definitively breaks the rules. Its dial immediately reveals an additional disc of sapphire glass. A push of the button at 2 o’clock, starts the red second hand of the chronograph visualizing the score on the peripheral flange of the central disc. The central disc is graduated in red every 15 minutes, ranging from 00 to 45. This last number recalls the half-time of a football match that inspired the Chrono Sport. The chronographic minutes are displayed in the small window opposite the red “Start” pointer, positioned at 9 o’clock (ref. A1079/3). This counter can be reset pressing the push-button at 4 o’clock. Thanks to the transparency of this unique minute counter, the emblematic Turbine remains perfectly visible.
The Turbine, composed of 10 black anodised aluminium blades with five tungsten counterweights underneath, is the distinctive element of this new timepiece which starts moving with even the slightest movement of the wrist. The blades, enhanced by the hexagonal pattern recalling the parts of a soccer ball, spin rapidly revealing a sub-dial printed with the same decoration but in larger-dimensions, as well as the always useful date window at 6 o’clock.

The black PVD steel case, with its generous 47mm diameter, shows the typical fluted case band, a signature feature of the Turbine collections and includes a tachymetric scale on its bezel. A second version, also only available as a limited edition of 77 pieces, offers more discrete grey details (ref. A1079/2) instead of the bright red ones. Both models are equipped with the P-361 automatic movement offering a 42-hour power reserve and a water resistance to 5 ATM.

The Turbine Chrono Sport comes with a bi-material strap in black nylon with rubber lining and red or grey stitching, depending on the version. The folding black PVD steel buckle is decorated with the Perrelet logo.

Technical details

Movement
In-house calibre P-361, automatic mechanical movement with chronograph
Vibrations per hour: 28 800 (4 Hz)
Jewels: 41
Power reserve: 42 hours
Open-worked oscillating mass, rhodium-plated and decorated with the Perrelet logo

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, 60 minute chronograph, tachymeter, date

Case
Round, in black PVD steel, with fluted case band
Diameter: 47 mm
Thickness: 16 mm
Chronograph buttons at the 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock positions
Hour setting by integrated crown at 3 o’clock
Sapphire glass with double antireflective treatment
Sapphire glass case back
Water resistant to 5 ATM

Dial
Sub-dial with hexagonal decoration inspired by football
Turbine technology
10 anodised aluminium turbine blades with hexagonal decoration and 5 tungsten counterweights underneath
Small central disc of sapphire glass with intervals up to 60 minutes (ranging from 00 to 45), minute counter on window at 9 o’clock, next to the red Start pointer (grey for the ref. A1079/2 version) applied on a second fixed disc of sapphire glass
Date at 6 o’clock
Tachymetric scale on the bezel
Luminescent Arabic numerals 2-4-6-8-10-12 and index
Luminescent hour and minute hands
Red second hand

Strap
Bi-material strap of black nylon with rubber lining and red (ref. A1709/3) or grey stitching (ref. A1079/2) and black PVD steel folding buckle with Perrelet logo

Edition
77 piece limited edition for each version

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