For the upcoming winter season, the Maison founded in 1777 by Abraham-Louis Perrelet, the master watchmaker at the origin of the self-winding movement, has enriched the “Weekend” collection with new Ice Blue dials.

First introduced in 2019, the “Weekend” collection consists of dress watches with a classic look and timeless appeal. Sober and essential design, modern-retro style marked by elegance are the strong distinguishing features that make the “Weekend” watches perfect with any outfit and on all occasions, at work as well as in leisure time.

The power of Ice Blue

Developed in past years with dials in traditional shades – black, blue, silvered -in 2023 the “Weekend” collection has instead adopted more vivid and luminous colours: first British racing green and now Ice Blue. Both are part of a very trendy colour palette, ideal for a young audience as well as for those who like to express contemporary taste with a touch of boldness.

Ice Blue, in particular, is a specific shade of blue inspired by nature, recalling the depths of glaciers, the layers of frost in pine forests and the clouds of the cold season. In chromotherapy, it has a relaxing and refreshing effect, calming stress and instilling serenity. The domed dial of the new “Weekend” is then enlivened and illuminated by the sunray finish, which enriches it with iridescent reflections.

Uncompromising mechanics

The “Weekend Ice Blue” collection is available in three versions: 3-Hands, “time-only in its function” with date display; with GMT function, displaying a second time zone on 24-hour by means of a central hand with a red triangular tip; and 3-Hands Open Heart, with an aperture at 6 o’clock revealing the balance wheel, the beating heart of the movement. Each model is equipped with an automatic manufacture movement, exclusively developed by SOPROD, a company owned by Miguel Rodriguez to which the Festina Group and the Perrelet brand also belong.

In detail, the two ‘time-only’ “Weekend” creations are powered by the Perrelet calibre P-321, which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and boasts a 42-hour power reserve when fully wound. The Weekend GMT, on the other hand, is powered by the calibre P-401, which has the same technical features but allows two time zones to be displayed at the same time, intuitively and immediately.

In fact, the central section of the dial displays the 24-hour scale within a satin-polished ton-sur-ton ring, for home time indication. The GMT function is adjusted by means of the crown. The screwed case back is fitted with a transparent porthole allowing a view of the movement’s impeccable finishing, including the circular-graining bridges and the refined oscillating weight decorated with the Bienne-based Maison’s logo. 

A distinctive habillage 

The timepieces in the “Weekend Ice Blue” line come in a stainless steel case. 39 mm in diameter and only 9.56 mm in thickness, this case fits perfectly on even the smallest wrists. The well-balanced proportions, the slim bezel, the elongated lugs with their bevelled edges, and the fluted crown define the sophisticated and meticulously crafted aesthetics. The polished-satin finishes create unique interplays of light on the various surfaces.

Each reference is secured to the wrist by a midnight blue calfskin strap with alligator motif, fastened by a personalised buckle with the Perrelet logo. Alternatively, the watches come with a seven-row steel bracelet that is perfectly integrated and extremely comfortable to wear. The bracelet’s geometric links feature alternating polished and brushed finishes that give the watches a more sporty look.

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