Here we have yet another exceptional timepiece that celebrates the Chinese year of the Snake. This novelty is manufactured by Perrelet and named the Turbine Snake watch (the referent number is A8001/1). The watch is issued in a limited quantity of only 99 numbered pieces.
This special edition timepiece features the mythical creature that is revealed through the unique bladed design of the Turbine. The snake is meticulously manufactured by hand in most magnificent way. The mythical serpent is set on a neutral white mother-of-pearl background and it looks magnificent. It is made from Polynesian mother-of-pearl that defines its profile and the individual scales. The snake’s eye glows with the light which radiates from a 0.025-carat ruby.
This exceptionally crafted serpent motif is framed by the total-black DLC-coated (Diamond-Like Carbon) stainless steel case. The 44mm case provides a perfect backdrop to the turbine which is composed of 12 rapidly rotating black titanium blades on the dial which intermittently reveal the beauty of the reptile beneath. The thickness of the case is 12.5mm.
The beating heart of the Perrelet Turbine Snake Limited Edition timepiece is the exclusive in-house manufactured P-331 double rotor movement. The impeccable mechanical movement can store the energy which will keep the watch ticking for no less than 40 hours. The exclusive double-rotor mechanism is visible via the transparent case back of the watch.
Both sides of the case are coated with anti-reflective sapphire crystals. The case is constructed to provide water resistance of up to 50 meters (165 feet). The new Perrelet watch comes with an elegant alligator leather strap, ending with a steel deployant clasp.
The Snake sign is the sixth in Chinese Zodiac and it symbolizes ambition and wisdom. According to Chinese beliefs, these reptiles are said to bring good luck and to ward off misfortune.
Each year, more and more watchmakers manufacture watches that celebrate Chinese zodiac signs. In the year of Snake, we have dozens timepieces with Snake motifs, such as Piaget Altiplano Chinese Zodiac Snake Watch, Chopard L.U.C XP Urushi Snake Watch, Ulysse Nardin Classico Serpent Watch…