Hands-On With The Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor Watch Collection

Hands-On With The Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor Watch Collection

Hands On With The Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor Watch Collection   hands on

Hands On With The Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor Watch Collection   hands on

The Perrelet Turbine watch caused a lot of stir when the images of the watch that will be released in October 2009 were displayed here on aBlogtoRead.com first. Then the Turbine Collection video was leaked was really hit home exactly what the Turbine Double Rotor watch was going to look like in action. I think it is clear that this special timepiece collection is going to be a big hit for Perrelet. A few days ago I got to experience pre-production models of the watch myself - and they are sweet!

There will initially be three models of the watch. Two in DLC coated titanium with black faces (one with the red behind the turbine blades, and one all black). Another will be in polished titanium. I got to see all three and here are the wrist shots! The craftsmanship and finish of the cases is impeccable. Surprisingly good even for prototype models. The tapering of the case toward the base goes to the turbine engine look, and the unique crown that is flush with the case is pretty well done. You can pull the crown out a bit, but there is also that little hoop that folds out. The watches are smooth all the way around without and harsh edges as well and the high grade rubber strap comes with a quality titanium butterfly deployment clasp that features perlage polishing on the inside.

Hands On With The Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor Watch Collection   hands on

Hands On With The Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor Watch Collection   hands on

Hands On With The Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor Watch Collection   hands on

You can get a great feel for exactly what the watches look like here. I wish you could see the turbine spinning in action - it looks so cool. Nothing like wheel spinners Hands On With The Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor Watch Collection   hands on The finish in the turbine blades is a brushed polish, to give that an authentic aviation look. Like I said in my original review, the spinning turbines (that spin with the automatic rotor to wind the mechanical automatic movement) do not hinder the view of the hands which are nicely conspicuous. The naked titanium model is the easiest to read due to the high contrast of the hands. Each is covered in lume which is nice. The face of the watch as a nice deep feeling to it. You can look down into it and see all the layers. The periphery of the dial is sloped inward, and you can see the easy to view hour makers that make this more than simply a showy watch.

My favorite version is the DLC black version with the two-tone (black and red) dial. The spinning turbine looks the best there and will draw a ton of attention I am sure. Like I said, the polished titanium version is the easiest to read, and has the most industrial look. People will appreciate the finish on the turbine blades and the functionality of the timepiece. "Tool watch" lovers are going to choose this one. Fans of the still popular "phantom" all black watches will gravitate toward the mysterious all-black DLC model. As I hope you know, DLC is an amazing coating and will stay shiny and is damn hard to scratch. The watches will be available starting in about October 2009. Prices are going to be in the $7,000 - $9,000 dollar range. It is a pricey timepiece, but there is a lot of work in the details aside from the novelty of the functionality.

Turn the watch over and see the P-181 automatic movement through the sapphire crystal caseback window and you can tell that Perrelet is a serious watch maker. The decorated rotor is just the start, but the finish on the dial along with the blued screws is almost as nice a view as the face of the watch. At 44mm wide you'd think that watch was really big. You can see that even on two pairs of smaller wrists, the watch looks totally comfortable and not super huge. Just wait until I show you a 60mm wide watch I shot while on my trip. So if you are in love with the Perrelet Turbine Double Rotor watch collection as so many people seem to be, you'll have to wait at least until the fall, but they are coming.

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6 comments
Stephen Delaney
Stephen Delaney

Good Morning,

Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly, you truly are a lucky guy, I envy you! I'm a real watch geek, I frequenty visit a very large watch retailer in New York whenever possible, and speak to many of the sales personel! Sales personel, being the key phrase, and find very few who realy know, or care about what realy goes into the craftmanship of these pieces of art! Maybe I'm expecting to much, but it seems to me, if you're going to "sell" a product for a living, you should know the difference between the escapement wheel and the rotor! Its frustrating! I'm rambling, anyway, thanks for the web site, I'll check it out!

Best regards,

Stephen Delaney

Stephen Delaney
Stephen Delaney

Hi,

I've been an avid reader of your blog for quite some time now, I love your work. I have several questions for you, one, how do you get to play with all these great watches before they are available to the pubic-lucky guy? Two, what size wrist do you have as a "scale" comparison for size of a time piece? Three, You ran a story, and some photos on the new Edox Grand Ocean series of watches, I'm both excited and frustrated, do to the inability to locate and purchase the "Grand Ocean chronograph. I love the rose-black combination,and the fact it has the new ETA Valgranges movement. Do you know where someone in New York, on Long Island can purchase one?

Best regards,
Keep up the great work!
Stephen Delaney

Kristian Haagen
Kristian Haagen

Fun watch, but would need to try it on myself to actually give the model thumps up/down. The press photos sure promise a cool looking watch. BTW, I was surprised to learn that the owner of Perrelet is the owner of Festina, Jaguar etc. I had the impression that Perrelet was independent...but I was wrong.

admin
admin

Hi Stephen,
It is my pleasure to respond, as my readers make all this fun and enjoyable. I don't go into watch stores very often because I hate speaking with most, but not all, sales people who work there. Most are arrogent and ignorant at the same time. A deadly combo!

admin
admin

Hi Stephen,
Nice to hear from you. All the watches that have "review" articles are personally reviewed by me of course. I don't get to handle all the watch I write about, but I try to check out as many as I can. As for the ones I do get to play with, I go to special events or am invited by the brands to check out their wares. Sometimes they send me the watches for review as well.
I measured my wrist once. It was 7 point something inches in circumference. Not at all big. So you never have to worry about watches looking too large.
As for the Edox, it is a predicament as they are not sold in with any frequency. I recommend going to their site, using their contact sheet, and telling them where you are and that you want one of the watches. Hope that helps and thanks for the compliments.

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