The self-winding Perrelet First Class Double Rotor Skeleton 20th Anniversary pays tribute to the Dipteros 1777 model that the brand issued back in 1995.
It’s been a while since Perrelet started offering a range of diving timekeepers to its loyal customers, but it is only now that the Swiss watchmaking brand decided to expand the product line-up with a model that features their outstanding, aerospace-inspired double rotor design. Called Perrelet Turbine Diver (ref. A1066), the new automatic watch is delivered in a terribly oversized body, features numerous color schemes and is good for whole 300 meters of water resistance.
The famous Manufacture has recently updated its Perrelet Chronograph Squelette (ref. A1056.1) series of skeletonized timekeepers with a model that, for a change, is powered by their new open-worked chronograph movement.
The brand, which is mostly known to the general public for its flashy Turbine Collection with the Double Rotor design, has recently introduced whole three special edition versions: a blingy “007,” the patriotic “America,” and the playful (in all meanings of the word) Perrelet Turbine Poker (ref. A4018/1) reviewed here.
At Baselworld 2011, among a number of other high-tech and classy timepieces, Perrelet has also presented its new collection of divers: a three-hander, a chronograph, and a GMT. Although they position the chrono as a flagship of the series, the new Seacraft GMT (Refs. A1055/3 and A1055/A) looks to be the most interesting (or, at least, the most useful) among them.
Perrelet has recently updated its Regulator family with a retrograde hour display with a model in a titanium case. Judging by the promotional photos that we have just received, the refreshed Regulator Retrograde in Titanium (refs. A1041/4 and A3014/5) will retain all the characteristic design elements of the collection but will bring in a more subdued, discreet color scheme with different shades of grey accented with burgundy-colored elements of the dial.
First presented at Baselworld 2008, the Turbine XL collection was reintroduced for this year with a gorgeous Perrelet Turbine XL (Ref. A3027/1). While the collection is currently available in an extra-large size of 50 millimeters in diameter and offering six different color and material combinations, it is the limited-edition model in rose gold and DLC-coated stainless steel that looks the best if you are into this sort of styling.
The last year’s Perrelet Big Central Moonphase is now reintroduced in titanium as (ref. A5000/2) model. Resurrected only six years ago, when the brand was sold to Miguel Rodriguez of the Festina Group, Perrelet is doing its best to reestablish itself as a haute horlogerie brand.
The self-winding Perrelet Louis-Frederic Split-Seconds Chronograph comes in two cases (one in pure white gold (ref. A1827/2) for the members of inconspicuous consumption club, and the other in a white gold / yellow gold mix (ref. A1827/1) for those more interested to show-off a little) and is powered by a beautifully decorated in-house Perrelet P-241 skeletonized caliber.
Stepping on the heels of Ulysse Nardin’s Maxi Marine Diver Titanium chronometer, Perrelet reveals its new masterpiece: the self-winding Tourbillon (ref. A3021/1). What is the connection between the two? Both are made of titanium and polished gold: a combination that was unthinkable for mainstream watchmaking brands only a couple of years ago.