Apparently the 4th of July comes a bit late this year as Perrelet has just released a very American watch that celebrates our stars and stripes. See, if the Swiss can love America I am sure there is hope for our economy. Just send some of those excess Francs you guys keep whining about.”Boohoo! Our money is sooo valuable!” They truly are an oppressed people.
This cool new watch makes me happy to look at and is a special rendition of the newer Turbine XL watch. Perrelet Watch Brand Review Replica also released two special edition (also limited) Turbine (non XL) watches that I will discuss in another post. What is exactly is up with the comically buff Uncle Sam? Why is he so pissed off? And who does our patriarch of patriots wish to punch? At least we know he puts on a Perrelet when getting pugilistic.
The Turbine XL America (see more stuff here) is 50mm wide in DLC black coated steel (ref. A4015/1). The outer bezel has blue sections with white stars (50 of them! Notice how the sections have either 8 or 9 stars to achieve this number) while the dial under the spinning turbine has red and white stripes. The red, white, and blue theme works well, and for all its whimsy, this watch actually works and looks darn cool in my opinion.
The Perrelet Turbine Skeleton isn’t a watch everyone needs, but it should be a watch that at least some people today want. There’s a huge amount of competition on the market, and while the Perrelet Turbine set and these Skeleton versions have a tough struggle, there is certainly room for them. Besides the comfortable leather strap there’s, of course, a rubber strap option too. The build quality of Perrelet watches is exceptional; the provider uses stainless steel, gold and titanium to their cases. Collars are rubber, leather, stainless or gold, depending upon the model. Water resistance is very good, even though it will vary by model. Perrelet watches are constructed well and with good care, will continue for decades.Not surprisingly, all of the Perrelet watches motions are constructed in-house in Switzerland and are purely mechanical, both manually or mechanically wound. Many of these models feature mechanical complications, and you’re going to come across a couple open heart or skeleton models that make it simple to observe the moving parts inside.The company’s founder, Abraham-Louis Perrelet, is one of several watchmakers who’ve been credited with inventing the automatic movement. The business continues to innovate to the day and their Double Rotor movement is both true and shock resistant. They supply a few models with a tourbillon, too.
Insider the watch is a Perrelet P-181 Double Rotor automatic movement which you can see through the rear of the watch. It is attached to a black rubber strap and is generally agreed to be comfortable and fun. Perrelet will produce just 777 pieces in this limited edition Turbine America collection. Price is $7,000.