The new Perrelet Turbine Camo
First patented in 2009, the Turbine has become the signature timepiece of the brand. In 2020 Perrelet expands its Turbine collection and welcomes the “Turbine Camo” model, a limited series of just 100 pieces.
The unique design and strong personality of the new “Turbine Camo” fuses the playful nature of the Turbine, that spins with the slightest movement of the wrist, with military colours.
Camo refers to Camouflage, a specific colouration or pattern that blends in with the surroundings for concealment. Used by many animals as a natural defence mechanism to avoid being spotted by predators, it was adopted by hunters in the early 1800s to blend in with the surrounding environment. Subsequently, “military camouflage” was developed to allow soldiers to hide from enemy forces thanks to the mimetic properties of camouflage applied to uniforms, vehicles and equipment.
Today, this mottled camouflage pattern is the protagonist of the new timepiece. Crafted entirely in Perrelet’s ateliers, the camouflage gives the watch a tough, virile personality.
The new “Turbine Camo” has a round case with the typical vertical grooves on the sides of the case, an integrated crown at 3 o’clock and water-resistance of 50 meters. The 44mm case is crafted in steel treated with black PVD to make it more resistant to scratches. The same black PVD coating is used on the ten blades of the turbine. The blades are made from aluminium, a lightweight material that is combined with five tungsten counterweights to allow the blades to spin with great speed and return to their original point of departure.
As the ten blades of the turbine complete their rotations, a sub-dial decorated with military camouflage in light green, olive green, beige and brown tones materialises from below the dial. The black flange of the dial is protected by an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and bears the hour indications with a mix of white Arabic numerals and indices. The minutes scale also features white Arabic numerals at 5-minute intervals.
The numerals (13-24) on the minutes scale mean that night-time hour readings are also possible endowing the watch with extra functionality.
To ensure optimal legibility, the Arabic numerals, indices and hour and minute hands are covered in Super-LumiNova while the red central seconds hand adds a bright note of colour.
The “Turbine Camo” is powered by the Perrelet P-331 automatic manufacture calibre with a 42-hour power reserve. The case back is sealed with six screws with a transparent porthole to admire the refined finishes on the bridges and its open-worked oscillating weight personalised with the logo of the House.
To complete the package, the timepiece comes with a rubber strap decorated with the same camouflage pattern as the dial. It is attached to the wrist with a black PVD-coated steel pin buckle and embellished with the brand logo.