The epitome of mechanical precision, the tourbillon holds court on this cleverly structured total black watch, creating a resolutely contemporary aesthetic highlighting the splendors of traditional watchmaking.

 

Press release
The new Tourbillon by Perrelet reveals its ingenious mechanism, a gem of the horological art, through an open window at 12 o’clock. Silver-toned and enhanced with several color accents, it stands out to its best advantage as it majestically ticks off the seconds. Providing an elegant counterpoint at 6 o’clock, the applied hours and minutes are displayed on a black surface that merges seamlessly into the finely fashioned dial structure. In the center, the raised Côtes de Genève motif creates a shutter-like pattern making a fascinating contrast with the surround composed of overlapping geometrical elements. The latter are reminiscent of the characteristic blade tips of the Turbine collection, a spectacular expression of the Double Rotor that has become a Perrelet signature.

 

Tourbillon automatique. © Perrelet
Tourbillon Automatic. © Perrelet

 

Spread over the entire watch, the black shade reinforces its resolutely high-tech character, further accentuating the bold nature of the most generously sized of all the Perrelet cases, made in this instance in DLC-coated steel. Endowed with a 50 mm diameter, it features a middle on which the the distinctive grooves are widely spaced.

 

Tourbillon automatique. © Perrelet
© Perrelet
The bezel is straddled by various elements adding a sense of volume, while the lugs contribute to the sense of power enhanced by central reinforcements consolidating the secure hold of the rubber strap. As one would expect from Perrelet, the mechanical movement is of the self-winding type.

The Perrelet Caliber P-311, endowed with a 65-hour power reserve, may be admired through a transparent caseback. As usual in the brand’s creations, it is personalized by an exclusive rotor. Ref. A1060/2

 

Calibre Perrelet P-311. © Perrelet
Caliber Perrelet P-311. © Perrelet

 

 

Technical information

Movement: mechanical self-winding, Perrelet Caliber P-311 (developed by MHVJ, a sister company to Perrelet), 23 jewels, 28,800 vibrations per hour, 65-hour power reserve
Functions: hour and minute at 6 o’clock, seconds on the tourbillon carriage at 12 o’clock
Case: DLC-coated steel case, 50 mm in diameter, 13.80 mm thick, anti-glare sapphire crystal
Dial: black, dial center adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Strap: black rubber with DLC-coated steel pin buckle