Perrelet "Turbine Pilot"
AVANTGARDE MECHANICS AND VIBRANT COLOURS DISTINGUISH THE NEW “TURBINE PILOT” MODELS THAT JOIN PERRELET’S FAMED AVIATION-INSPIRED COLLECTION
Perrelet, the prestigious Swiss watchmaking house whose roots date back to 1777, is renowned for its unique representation of the automatic movement thanks to its patented Double Rotor and Turbine technology. Once again, Perrelet surprises watch enthusiasts with new interpretations of its “Turbine Pilot”, a collection inspired by the world of aviation.
First launched in 2014, the “Turbine Pilot” line was the result of combining cutting-edge technology with artisanal know-how. By combining high-performance mechanics with features taken from the world of aviation, Perrelet’s qualified watchmakers have created a collection of aviator watches that exude a bold, unmistakable style.
All these distinguishing features are manifest in the four latest “Turbine Pilot” models, a collection that is constantly evolving to reflect the latest trends.
Perrelet has always displayed a mastery of colour in its Turbine Technology timepieces. Three of the new “Turbine Pilot” protagonists feature bright, vivid colours like electric blue, red and yellow. A fourth version dons a camouflage rubber strap decorated with the classic mottled greens, browns and beige tones of this specific colouration pattern used for concealment.
To undertake its mission as a pilot’s watch, “Turbine Pilot” combines the turbine to a circular slide rule. Aviation slide rules are analogue calculation tools and a vital support instrument for pilots before and during flight. Equipped with a series of concentric discs with different graduated scales, aviation slide rules perform various conversions of measures with great speed. Obviously, computers can perform all these operations, but having a slide rule on a watch engages the mind and invites us to interact with our wristwatch.
The generous case size of 48mm and the characteristic fluting on the case middle are hallmark Turbine family features. Crafted in stainless steel with a black PVD coating, the case is water-resistant to depths of 5o metres and frames a complex, three-dimensional dial with its hypnotic turbine and blades which spin at the slightest movement of the wrist.
As soon as the 12 black anodised aluminium blades are set in motion, the spectacle begins offering incredible optical effects and flashes of colour. As the blades complete their rotations, a second dial placed below the turbine and decorated with electric blue, red, yellow or beige stripes – depending on the model – materialises.
To ensure optimal legibility in all light conditions, the indices and Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, which are applied on sapphire crystal disc above the turbine, are luminescent, as are the hands. On the electric blue and camouflage rubber strap models, for example, the hour hand is picked out in the same colour as the stripes below the blades. The peripheral slide rule scales on the flange and the tip of the central seconds hand on all four models also match the colour of the stripes. The bidirectional rotating bezel is activated by the crown at 3 o’clock, while the time is adjusted via the integrated crown at 9 o’clock.
The beating heart of this compendium of innovative technology and contemporary design is Perrelet’s manufacture P-331-MH automatic calibre. Produced entirely in-house, the movement is chronometer-certified by COSC and offers 42 hours of autonomy. The transparent case back allows a view of the refined finishes and the open-worked rhodium-plated oscillating weight personalised with the logo of the House.
To complete the package, the new “Turbine Pilot” models come with a bi-material strap (Rubber/Leather) with alligator pattern and deployant buckle with black PVD customised with the Perrelet logo. A fourth model with a rubber strap with camo pattern and black PVD pin buckle offers a more relaxed look.
Ref. A1095/2 (electric blue) / Ref. A1095/3 (red)
Ref. A1095/4 (yellow) / Ref. A1095/5 (camouflage strap)
Self-winding movement, Perrelet in-house mechanical calibre P-331-MH, chronometer-certified by COSC
28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Number of rubies: 25
Power reserve: 42 hours
Open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight with Perrelet logo
Hours, minutes and seconds
Bi-directional rotating ring with circular slide rule as used in aviation
Round, black PVD stainless steel, fluted case band
Diameter: 48 mm
Thickness: 13.48 mm
Bi-directional rotating ring activated by the crown at 3 o’clock
Integrated crown at 9 o’clock for time setting
Sapphire crystal glass with anti-reflective treatment on dial side
See-through case back
Waterproof to 5 ATM
12 black anodised aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights on the back (for all versions)
Black under-dial with electric blue stripes
Applied electric blue Arabic numerals 3-6-9-12 and indexes on the inside sapphire glass
Minute disc with the first 15 minutes highlighted in electric blue
Central luminescent electric blue hour and minute hands
Central seconds hand with electric blue tip
Dial Ref. A1095/3 (red) / A1095/4 (yellow)
Black under-dial with red or yellow stripes
Applied white Arabic numerals 3-6-9-12 and indexes on the inside sapphire glass
Minute disc with the first 15 minutes highlighted in red or yellow
Central luminescent white hour and minute hands
Central seconds hand with red or yellow tip
Dial Ref. A1095/5:
Black under-dial with beige stripes
Applied white Arabic numerals 3-6-9-12 and indexes with beige edges on the inside sapphire glass
Minute disc with the first 15 minutes highlighted in beige
Central luminescent white/beige hour and minute hands
Central seconds hand with white tip
Bi-material rubber- black leather strap with alligator pattern and black PVD stainless steel folding clasp customised with the Perrelet logo for the versions with electric blue, red and yellow dial’s details.
Rubber strap with camo pattern equipped with a black PVD stainless steel pin buckle for the version with beige dial’s details.