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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Perrelet Turbine Skeleton Réf. A3038/1A Mechanical Watch

Perrelet Turbine Skeleton Réf. A3038/1A Mechanical Watch

A concentrated blend of more than 200 years of horological heritage combined with a resolutely innovative spirit, the iconic Turbine by Perrelet gets a complete makeover to welcome its first skeleton movement: redesigned dimensions, new aesthetic details, an evolution in materials. An authentic ode to transparency, the Turbine Skeleton reveals the internal structure of its entirely openworked Manufacture P-381 calibre.
Exalting the beauty of this sculptural composition, the black aluminium turbine is fitted directly on the under-dial, itself openworked, so as not to obstruct the view of the heart of the watch. Spinning at full speed, the Turbine Skeleton provides fascinating glimpses through its openings of the mechanism’s ethereal architecture. Never before had it been possible to admire a skeleton movement in this way. The stunning vision is accentuated by the fascinating contrasting effects between the black of the turbine and the pink gold of the bezel and inner bezel ring, while the red-clad seconds hand lends the ultimate touch of style to this composition distinguished by its inimitable design.

Mechanical automatic P-381 calibre, crafted and openworked by Perrelet, hollowed and decorated oscillating weight
Hours, minutes, seconds
Black PVD-treated stainless steel, 44 mm 4N 18K pink gold bezel and inner ring Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides Transparent back Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Black turbine (10 blades) Openworked under-dial Luminescent numerals, hands and hour-markers
Bimaterial (calfskin with polyurethane core) black strap with grey stitching, black PVD-treated steel pin buckle

Perrelet Press