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.
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Perrelet is pleased to announce Ariel Sexton, the famous mixed martial arts fighter, as “Friend” of the brand.
The famous double rotor, which Perrelet patented in 1995, is no longer reserved for men's watches with the introduction of the Diamond Flower Amytis. Original, precious and enchanting, it puts Perrelet's hallmark firmly on the women's watch segment.
Classic or extravagant, understated or contemporary, sparkling or colourful? Mechanical or quartz? For men or women? Watches come as multiple combinations, surfing the latest trends to make a statement on the wrist. In the run-up to Baselworld 2016, choose the one for you.
The rotor, or oscillating weight, on a self-winding movement has looked much the same from the time it came into widespread use in the 1960s until only a few years ago. It is usually a solid, half-round mass, rotating on a central axis, often with Geneva stripes. Today, new design and placement variations have emerged, transforming the rotor into one of the more interesting elements of a mechanical watch.
In a tense geopolitical climate, with customers more likely to think twice before they buy and as inventory accumulates, watch brands are playing safe with classic, functional and consequently more affordable products. The smartwatch "event", meanwhile, has so far turned out to be not so much a bang as a fizz.
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.
Under the tutelage of Miguel Rodriguez and the Festina group since 2004, the brand has weathered the past few years with a slightly vague strategy. But apparently things are set to change, or at least that’s the aim of new General Manager Tristan Boyer de Bouillane, who arrived at the helm of the company in December. This will be no easy task, as he intends a thorough clean up on all fronts: internal organization, products and markets.