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CARBON FIBRE AND RAINBOW COLOURS IN THE NEW ‘TURBINE RAINBOW’ BY PERRELET

Perrelet, the Swiss watchmaking manufacture renowned for its original creations with animated dials, is introducing a new wristwatch in the Turbine line for summer 2022.

The iconic Turbine model has been renewed. It adopts an innovative carbon fibre case with improved water-resistance to 10 atm / 100m instead of the traditional 5 atm.

Carbon fibre, a material never used before by Perrelet – except for the unique piece ‘Turbine Hope’ conceived for the 9th edition of the Only Watch charity auction in 2021 – is now deployed on a series of new timepieces in the Turbine sporty line. The first model of these creations, with more to follow later this year, is named ‘Turbine Rainbow’ and is a limited edition of 50 pieces.

‘Turbine Rainbow’ features a high-tech case with stainless steel bezel and case back with matte black PVD coating and a central body made of polycarbonate and carbon fibre. The properties of carbon fibre include its thermal insulation capacity; its resistance to chemical agents and temperature changes; and its extreme lightness. Qualities that make it an ideal material for watchmaking.

The case, measuring 44 mm in diameter and 13.82 in thickness, has a sporty-chic look with its flat; smooth bezel and fluted case band – a signature feature of the brand. The sub-dial, a key component in the Turbine collection, is decorated with a new and exclusive motif. As the 12-blade black anodized aluminium propeller rotates, the beauty of the sub-dial is revealed.

‘Turbine Rainbow’ Is powered by calibre P-331-MH, an in-house automatic movement, beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour and supplying 42 hours of power reserve. Having successfully undergone Chronofiable and COSC certification tests, the calibre guarantees high precision and reliability. The stainless steel case back, with black PDV coating, features a sapphire crystal porthole that allows a view of the circular graining on the main plate and the open-worked oscillating weight embellished with the Maison’s logo.

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About Karl Heinz Nuber

Nuber ist langjähriger unabhängiger Uhren Journalist und begann seine Karriere in den frühen 80er Jahren. Durch das Sammeln kam er zum Schreiben. Er ist Gründer des vierteljährlich regelmässig bilingual – Deutsch und English - erscheinenden TOURBILLON Magazin’s, dem TOURBILLON Blog TICK-Talk, der Ausstellungs- und Event Plattform Art of TOURBILLON und TOURBILLON TV. Er tritt regelmässig als Kenner der Branche in Erscheinung.

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