Perrelet Turbine Poker & 007 Limited Edition Watches

Perrelet Turbine Poker & 007 Limited Edition Watches

Perrelet Turbine Poker & 007 Limited Edition Watches   watch releases

These two limited edition Perrelet watches go together right? Sure they do, gambling and 007? I am going to be careful and not mention James Bond. Perrelet doesn't mention James Bond and I don't think they licensed the right to use that IP franchise. Though apparently "007" was OK to use. The imagery they use however when discussing the Turbine 007 watch on the new Turbine micro-site is strongly evocative of the James Bond theme - without outright saying so. The official name by the way of this watch is the Perrelet Turbine 007 License To Play watch.

Then there is the Perrelet Turbine Poker... which if you have a "license to play," you can. This piece actual comes in three distinct models. The difference of each? The cards displayed under the turbine.  Version 1 (Ref. A4018/1) has random cards and a pair of sevens. Version 2 (Ref. A4018/2) has a pair of sevens and two royal flushes. Version 3 (ref. A4018/3) has a pair of sevens, three kings, three jacks, and a few other random cards. Don't ask why they are arranged that way (I don't know).

Perrelet Turbine Poker & 007 Limited Edition Watches   watch releases

Unlike the Perrelet Turbine XL America limited edition, these two models use the original Turbine case that is 44mm wide (and does not have the side claws). The Turbine 007 (ref. A8008/1) is done in a steel DLC black coated case with gold-toned elements throughout. The center of the turbine is actual 18k rose gold. License to Play what exactly? I think the watch is cool, but I don't see the 007 theme in there that much. Perrelet will produce 888 of these.

You can see more information and videos here at Perrelet's Turbine website. The Turbine Poker has a similarly toned 44mm steel case with a DLC coating. Both models feature Perrelet's P-181 double rotor automatic movements. These are fun watches, and certainly novelties. Not for everyone, but the right wrists know how to make these timepieces feel at home. Prices are about $6,000 each.

10 comments
CherylKhan
CherylKhan

$6K may sound a bit high but it's not that bad when you consider there are more expensive watches that sell for upwards of $20k.  That being said, it's a creative idea to capture a different audience.  Check out a demo of the watch here!


http://www.gametablesonline.com/blog/perrelet-turbine-poker-watch/


I'm not the best poker player but I can appreciative the imagination involved in this design.  Probably just started out as a thought like every great product! :)  Great post Ariel! 

ruchiccio
ruchiccio

It's not a random array of cards in the Version 1, but rather a winning combination with a pair of sevens.

Charles Boulakia
Charles Boulakia

Does anyone else see a happy face in the two screws and the "swiss made"? Just askin'

Chris
Chris

So here goes my 3rd attempt to post in this topic. Let's see if this one sticks.

Like the 007 and the Turbine Poker. Not a huge fan of the lugs. Love the way Perrelet is developing this line-up, even if the Uncle Sam watch made me a bit uncomfortable.

Perrelet got clever in adding flash to watches. Others have simply tacked stones or angular chunks of carbon fiber on to their watches while making them ever bigger.

Also, $6000 for these LEs is not too bad.

kris c
kris c

The 007 is a bit of a nightmare to read, as Ulysses mentioned, and the hands look smaller than ever on that one.
The poker one? Neat, but after the Blackjack watch, everything else is just kinda... wannabe.

Ulysses
Ulysses

Wow. The first one is lovely. Might be a little hard to read with the hands and "turbine" being of the same colour but I could live with that I suppose. Perrelet have redeemed themselves (for now).

Chris
Chris

Man, I totally missed that. That's pretty clever.

Ulysses
Ulysses

Been having troubles posting too. Yesterday i'd get "Service Unavailable" or something like that about half the time I refreshed pages on the site. I see my comment on the latest podcast entry didn't get through either, nor did several responses on earlier entries. Probably a hoster problem.

admin
admin

Chris, you can you explain what it means that you tried to post three times? Also, did you get my e-mail?

admin
admin

Thanks for informing me of this. It is a known issue, but I did not know it was affecting readers. It is indeed a hosting issue (and I promise you I am working hard on resolving it for good).

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