Perrelet has presented a new model with a maritime inspiration dubbed Turbine Yacht watch. It is a timekeeper that features the brand’s recognizable feature – a turbine-like rotor on the dial which revolves over a surface that was styled to resemble a deck of a yacht. This well-known and striking feature is not just visually appealing, but it is also functional since it is an upper half of a trademarked double rotor winding system which is used to power its automatic movement. In this instance, it is accompanied with a convenient maritime tool, a windrose feature. Perrelet Turbine Yacht is a pretty large timepiece and has a housing which is 47 mm wide. The case is made in stainless steel and in some instances covered with bronze or black colored PVD coating, depending on the version. There are actually four different variations of the model and two of them are predominantly black colored, while the two remaining are blue and white. The models that are made with PVD coating are slightly pricier and cost nearly $8,000, whereas the single version sans the coating has its price set at around $7,250.
One of the most notable features of Perrelet Turbine Yacht is the presence of an 11-bladed titanium turbine that has an appearance of the ones seen on submarines. This feature is actually a hollowed and decorated rotor that winds its in-house P-331 caliber. To make the watch even more consistent with its name, Perrelet included another trait that evokes the appearance of a yacht. The background visible beneath the turbine is made with series of parallel lines, which makes it look like a teakwood deck of a yacht. Another naval feature is an inclusion of a windrose. The flange of the watch is divided to 360 degrees in increments of 20 degrees and can be rotated in both directions.
This feature in a combination with a few reference points and the position of Sun allows the wearer to figure out cardinal directions which on the other hand can facilitate sailing. Encircled by the inner bezel of the windrose (which also includes symbols for north and south), there is the watches chapter ring. It includes alternating Arabic numerals and triangular hour markers. It should also be said that the watch has three central hands. Its hour and minute hands are sword-shaped and made with luminous coating, while the seconds hand ends with a triangular shaped tip. This kind of makes it look like a GMT hand, which is obviously not the case.
Other important traits of the 25 jeweled movement that should be listed are its frequency of 28,800 vph, while the supported power storage keeps it running for around 40 hours. Though the manufacturer says it is as an in-house movement, it is actually made by Soprod. However, it is exclusive to Perrelet and both companies have the same owner which makes that statement more or less accurate.
As a proper naval timepiece, new Perrelet Turbine Yacht can withstand water resistance to 300 meters, thanks to its sturdy and large steel housing. The round housing has the diameter of 47 mm and the thickness of 15.45 mm. On both its sides, one can notice glare-proofed sapphire crystals.
There are four different versions of the Perrelet newcomer. The cheapest of them with the price of around $7,250 is the reference A1066/4 which is without PVD treatment on its case. This version is made with a black turbine that covers the background made of alternating black and gray lines. As all of the other versions, this one has its attachment made of rubber and with a pin buckle that matches the case. In this instance, the wristlet is black. Each of the following variations of the watch is made with a PVD coated housing and has a slightly steeper price of about $8,000. They are also made with hands in the nuance of bronze, unlike the first and the cheapest one which has silver-colored hands.
Two of the PVD coated variations are made with housings with coatings in bronze color. The first of them with the reference number A1089/1 is supplemented with a black turbine, black and bronze background, as well as with a black strap. The other one, the reference A1089/2 features a silver turbine, brown and bronze striping beneath it, and a white wristlet. The final version with the serial number A1088/1 is the only one with black PVD coated housing. Additionally, it includes a black turbine over a surface with deep and light blue lines, as well as a matching blue attachment.