When you are a 200 plus year old company like Perrelet with a top reputation to maintain, there is a lot riding on a new high end timepiece. The Turbine Skeleton Collection, latest creation from Perrelet is an innovative technical creation that combines a skeleton movement with a turbine – a first in the world of horology. It is powered by the in-house made fully skeletonized Caliber P-381 movement. All inner workings of the movement is fully viewable from the front thanks to its cut-out effects.
Perrelet’s experienced engravers and watchmakers worked diligently on creating its stunning skeletonization, which was a difficult task to begin with on a small area. The openworked aluminium turbine of the watch is mounted directly on the under-dial. When it spin at full speed, the movement’s impressive architecture is exposed through each of its opening. The beautiful finishes and architecture of the movement are visible through the sapphire crystal caseback.
The 44 mm diameter case made in stainless steel with a black PVD coating is available with a 4N pink gold or a black PVD coated bezel. The dial features large luminescent Arabic numerals hour markers, Superluminova coated hour and minute hands, and red seconds hands that stand out against its stunning background. An innovative black bi-material straps completes the ensemble – one is a calfskin leather and polyurethane combined strap that offer a comfortable feel. The second strap made of black rubber offer stylish sporty look. The Perrelet Turbine Skeleton is estimated to be priced between CHF5,000-9,999 ($5,250-10,500).