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Perrelet – Blade runner
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Perrelet – Blade runner

Friday, 28 October 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Perrelet’s testosterone-fuelled turbine takes onboard a pilot watch’s characteristic circular slide-rule function. Housed inside an extra-large case, the Turbine Pilot Grand Raid won’t go unnoticed.

The Turbine Pilot model, which has already undergone various transformations to cater to current trends, is now available in the “Grand Raid” version, which is limited to 100 timepieces and pairs classic black with warm beige.
Typical of a Turbine Pilot model, this timepiece couples the turbine with a circular slide-rule, a technical feature that gives pilot’s watches their instantly recognizable style.
The design of the Turbine Grand Raid is imbued with a sporty, masculine feel. Its generously sized black PVD-coated steel case, measuring 48 mm in diameter and 13.65 mm thick, is equipped with the P-331 Perrelet Manufacture automatic movement. Produced in-house in Perrelet’s workshops, this movement offers a power reserve of 42 hours and is water-resistant to 5 ATM. The sapphire crystal case back enables the wearer to admire the finely decorated movement, which features an oscillating weight that has been personalized with the Perrelet logo.

Perrelet Turbine Pilot Grand Raid
Perrelet Turbine Pilot Grand Raid

Its dial, comprised of several elements, is a true technical feat. The black under-dial with beige streaks is revealed when the turbine, formed of 12 anodized aluminum blades, begins to move. The five tungsten counterweights beneath the blades ensure that the Turbine rotates with even the slightest movement of the wrist. As soon as it starts to turn, the turbine presents its owner with a fascinating optical effect and a sequence of shifting colors. Beyond this playful aspect, the Turbine model is a collection of technical components that requires a high standard of mastery in its assembly in order to achieve a perfectly balanced result and optimal functioning.
To ensure excellent legibility in any light conditions, the hands, the Arabic numerals 3-6-9-12, and the hour-markers applied to the sapphire crystal are all in luminescent beige—a color chosen in harmony with the streaks adorning the under-dial.
The bidirectional inner dial ring is activated by the crown at 3 o’clock, while the time can be set using the crown integrated into the case at 9 o’clock.
The Turbine Pilot Grand Raid is equipped with a beige nylon strap featuring a steel folding buckle with black PVD coating.

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