Perrelet’s iconic “Turbine” collection has undergone countless interpretations over the years, always tuned into the latest trends and tastes in watchmaking. With the launch of its E-commerce platform making its debut on September 15th 2021, the prestigious Swiss watchmaker, with its unique and immediately recognisable identity, proposes an appealing on-line Boutique Edition in a limited edition of just 25 pieces for 2021: “Turbine Tiger”.
Since its launch in 2009, the signature Perrelet Turbine collection has positioned itself as the brand’s best-seller. An aesthetic and mechanical success, the Turbine is famous for its rotating blades that are set in motion with the slightest movement of the wrist. The lower dial, glimpsed between the spinning blades, offers Perrelet’s designers an empty canvas to give free reign to their imagination.
As its name suggests, “Turbine Tiger” features a tiger on the lower dial. A common subject in figurative arts since the time of the ancient Romans, this creature plays also a leading role in the Asian culture. In Japan, the tiger quickly entered the local tradition and imagination. His figure is almost ever-present in the art of the “Rising Sun” although the Japanese tigeris famous for not looking much like the real animal. In the Buddhism, the tiger represents faith and spiritual endeavour. Indian mythology is full of tigers: tiger fights dragons, brings rain during drought, brings babies to childless mothers and is the emblem of supremacy and divine power. In China the tiger is one of the signs of the Chinese Zodiac and individuals born under this sign would be characterized by an energetic and courageous personality. This elegant feline, that in China is alsoconsidered the “King of animals”, while in Western culture it is usually the lion that has that “title”, is a widely recognized symbol of strength, courage and power.
Perrelet’s DNA embodies these very same qualities: the willpower to create unique, exclusive and reliable watches; the courage to dare with an unconventional style; and the power to manage all the design and production phases of a watch in-house at the brand’s Manufacture.
“Turbine Tiger” comes in 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 dedicated to watchmaking enthusiasts on the hunt for an exclusive design coupled with reliable mechanics of the Manufacture automatic movement, calibre P-331-MH, Chronofiable and COSC Certified. Beating at 28,800vph, the movement supplies 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.
Perrelet “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.
Perrelet Turbine Tiger Technical Specifications
- Manufacture mechanical self-winding movement, caliber Perrelet P-331-MH, Chronofiable and COSC Certified.
- Turbine Technology
- Vibrations per hour: 28,800 (4 Hz)
- Jewels: 25
- 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
Notes: Available only on the Perrelet E-Commerce platform
Perrelet inaugurates its e-commerce platform: with just a few clicks, you can enter the digital showcase and select the watch of your dreams
Perrelet, the Swiss watch manufacture based in Biel/Bienne, has undertaken an important phase of brand renewal in the last three years and achieved significant milestones. Commercially, Perrelet has carried out an entire restructuring process and opened new markets. On the horological front, it has obtained COSC and Chronofiable chronometry certification for its automatic in-house movement, calibre P-331MH, which powers the flagship collections of the Maison.
In its desire to meet with the wishes of collectors and aficionados, Perrelet is embarked on a continuous process of renewal.
Today, 15 September 2021, Perrelet enters the digital world and launches its E-commerce platform across all European Union countries, including Switzerland.
The constant rise of internet users is an undeniable reality; whether it is surfing the internet for information, connecting with friends, or purchasing products, the internet has become a part of our daily lives.
Perrelet’s decision to launch an E-commerce section on the website www.perrelet.com was taken after a careful appraisal of the epochal changes we are experiencing. More and more often – and especially following the lockdowns provoked by the current pandemic – online shopping is clearly on the rise. From the comfort of your own home, and using practically any digital device, you can track down the watch of your dreams. Once you have accessed Perrelet’s digital showcase, select the collection and the model you are interested in and enjoy high-quality photographs, technical specifications and information concerning the warranty and maintenance service.
This new E-commerce platform will also include special collections for sale exclusively in the online boutique. To mark the launch, Perrelet proudly presents the “TURBINE TIGER” model. Characterised by its iconic turbine that rotates with the slightest movement of the wrist, the lower dial reveals the head of an elegant feline – a symbol of strength, power, and courage – picked out in vivid colours. Powered by calibre P-331-MH, COSC and Chronofiable certified, TURBINE TIGER is a limited series of just 25 pieces presented in 48mm cases in black PVD-treated steel.
As well as enjoying access to exclusive editions, clients of Perrelet’s E-commerce platform will receive their watch in a special box accompanied by an additional travel pouch.
Perrelet would like to emphasise that this E-commerce platform does not want to do away with or replace our more traditional distribution channels. We highly value our selected points of sale around the world, where professionality and competence constantly contribute to the consolidation and fame of the brand. Online sales are envisioned as an additional service to clients, an added value for clients in search of their dream timepiece in countries where the brand is not yet represented. It is also a way to cater to potential clients who prefer to buy online or keep confidentiality.
We invite you to visit our E-commerce website and discover how simple it is to find your favourite Perrelet watch: from sportier models in the Turbine collections to more classic pieces in the Double Rotor and Weekend, all the way to precious feminine wristwatches in the Diamond Flower collection.