Everything you need to know about the Perrelet Turbine Rat
Chinese New Year and The Year of the Rat
The Chinese New Year will be celebrated this year on January 25th when we will be moving into The Year of the Rat. The Rat is one of 12 animals present in the Chinese Zodiac. It is known to be a symbol of wealth and those born under the influence of this sign are said to be natural leaders, ambitious and intelligent.
Perrelet and the Chinese New Year
Perrelet has been celebrating the Chinese New Year for a number of years now, and always with its Turbine collection. The watch brand always gives its team of watchmakers complete creative freedom when proposing new timepieces, which was the case with this new Turbine Rat.
The Turbine technology
Perrelet’s Turbine technology was first presented 10 years ago and features a spontaneous rotation of its 12 blades. This is achieved by placing five tungsten counterweights under the blades which make them rotate with the slightest movement of the wrist. The blades in the new Perrelet Turbine Rat are made from anodized aluminum and are engraved with the 12 animals of the Chinese horoscope. The rat is pictured on the three o’clock blade in an intense shade of red.
Under the dial
Under the dial is another picture of a golden rat on a red background that comes into view as the blades spins.
All the details
The timepiece comes in a 44mm stainless steel case with a black PVD case and is water-resistance of 50 meters. It is powered by a Perrelet manufactured mechanical self-winding movement, the Caliber P-331, that has a power reserve of 42 hours. The wristwatch indicates the hours, minutes and seconds and is fitted with a black rubber strap and a black PVD-treated steel folding clasp with the Perrelet logo. It is Limited to 100 pieces.
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