Perrelet Turbine Chrono Watch Watch Releases

For 2013 Perrelet will be adding a chronograph version of the Turbine to the popular watch collection. Originally released several years ago as a sort of test sport watch, the Turbine became quite popular and has since spawned a lot of versions, including the original 43mm wide size and later a Turbine XL 50mm wide size (see a full review here). Given the design of the dial and the moving “turbine” that spins with the motion of your wrist, it didn’t seem possible that Perrelet could offer additional complications.

So I think it is pretty cool that they managed to incorporate a central chronograph to the Turbine. The issue of course is that on a watch like this you can’t have subdials (as they would look silly being blocked by the turbine), so Perrelet developed a special central chronograph that measures 60 minutes. The dial’s central seconds hand is for the chronograph, and there is no dedicated seconds hand for the time. Minutes are counted on a moving sapphire crystal disc. Minutes are measured by looking at the red “MIN” arrow on the left of the dial. Not that the watch needed it, but there is also a tachymeter scale on the bezel. I also like that there is a date indicator window peeking through the blades at 6 o’clock.

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The Perrelet Turbine Chrono watches will be 47mm wide, putting them between the original Turbine and the Turbine XL in terms of size. At launch there will be five versions of the Turbine Chrono, including three models in steel with various amounts of DLC black coating (even an all-black phantom model), a two DLC black steel and rose gold models. The turbines on the dial are said to be in titanium, same for one version in rose gold.

Inside the Turbine Chrono watch is a Perrelet P-361 double rotor automatic chronograph movement made by Soprod. We look forward to seeing these watches hands on at Baselworld and think that they should help liven the Turbine collection once again. perrelet.com

Perrelet Turbine Chrono Watch Watch Releases

Tech Specs from Perrelet:

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Movement: Mechanical automatic, P-361 /Perrelet Exclusive Chronograph. Hollowed and personalized Perrelet oscillating weight.
Functions: Double Rotor. Central hands indicating the hours, minutes and chronograph seconds. Sapphire central 60-minute chronograph counter. Date at 6 o’clock.
Water Resistance: 5 ATMs
Strap: Black rubber, pin buckle
Case: Diameter 47mm, thickness 16mm. Glare-proof sapphire crystal (front and back).

Perrelet Turbine Chrono Watch Watch Releases

Model A1074/2
Case: Stainless steel, bezel ring with black DLC coating.
Dial: Titanium Turbine, black under-dial and dial ring. Luminous Arabic numerals and hour-markers.

Model A1075/1
Case: Stainless steel with DLC coating, stainless steel bezel ring
Dial: Black titanium Turbine, black under-dial, white dial ring. Black Arabic numerals and hour-markers.

Model A1079/1
Case: Stainless steel with DLC coating.
Dial: Black titanium Turbine, black under-dial and dial ring. Black Arabic numerals and hour-markers.

Model A3036/1
Case: Stainless steel with DLC coating, rose gold (4N) bezel ring.
Dial: Black titanium Turbine, rose gold (4N) top rotor ring, black under-dial and dial ring. Luminous Arabic numerals and hour-markers.

Model A3036/2
Case: Stainless steel with DLC coating, rose gold (4N) bezel ring.
Dial: Rose gold (4N) Turbine and center, black under-dial and dial ring. Luminous Arabic numerals and hour-markers.


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