errelet’s Turbine line offers the possibility of reinventing itself whenever desired thanks to its great versatility. It is no secret that the two key aesthetic elements of this collection, first introduced in 2009 with the patented Turbine technology, are the spinning propeller and its sub-dials. Elements that allow for ever-changing decorations, giving rise to new proposals.
Over the years, many themes have been explored by Perrelet. From models dedicated to the world of aviation and motor racing, to fashion trends such as camouflage patterns or rainbow shades, to name but a few. But also, erotic-themed models, which the brand is relaunching by introducing two new versions in the collection.
Erotic timepieces, called “polissoners” in French or “conversation pieces” in English, have intrigued and fascinated illustrious personalities of the past.
The art of manufacturing erotic watches dates back to the 1600s (at that era these were pocket watches). But a real step forward in the construction of these time-instruments did not occur until the mid-18th with the introduction of the automatons to animate the scenes. The first pieces of these extravagant watches were made for the Chinese market. Later on, this eccentric passion spread to India and finally reached the European countries.
Erotic scenes on watches, which have been requested by watch collectors for centuries, embellish the sub-dials of the new “Turbine Erotic” references A4062/S2 and A4062/S3. Japanese Hentai manga-style characters animate two diverse erotic scenarios in the hues of grey, black and bright red. These illustrations materialize in their entirety during the rotation of the 12-blade turbine at high speed. A slight oscillation of the turbine keeps the subject of the paintings a secret and act as censorship.
This special “Turbine Erotic” series, in two different versions, is a limited edition of 50 pieces each. Case, dial, movement and strap are identical for both versions. What distinguishes them are the scenes depicted on the lower dial.
Compared to the previous Turbine Erotic series, these latest editions adopt the redesigned case introduced with the Turbine EVO collection a few years ago. Made of stainless steel and water-resistant to 5 atm, it measures 44 mm in diameter and features redesigned lugs, a smooth flat bezel and the distinctive vertical fluted case band. The prominent crown personalised with the Maison’s logo allows for a better grip when setting the time or winding the watch.
The famous 12-blade dial, a distinctive signature of all Perrelet’s models is protected under a sapphire crystal glass. The propeller, picked out in black anodised aluminium with five tungsten counterweights, rotates in time with the motion of the wrist. The faster the rotation, the more the erotic scenes on the lower sub-dials are visually sharpened.
Time-only in their functions, the hour markers mixed with even Arabic numerals, as well as the hour-minute hands are filled with white Super-LumiNova for optimal legibility in any light conditions. The red seconds hand enlivens the dial and matches the brighter colour of the depictions on the sub-dials.
The “Turbine Erotic” is not only an original and exclusive watch in terms of aesthetics. It is also a mechanical timepiece of outstanding reliability. Both versions are powered by the in-house automatic calibre P-331-MH beating at 28-800 vibrations per hour and offering 42-hour power reserve. This movement is covered by the prestigious Chronofiable and COSC certifications testifying high precision in timekeeping after having undergone a series of tests.
All Perrelet timepieces are a blend of aesthetics with a strong identity, mechanical reliability and great attention to details such as finishing and decoration. The sapphire crystal porthole on the case back reveals the refined circular graining on the bridges and the elegant open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight adorned with the Maison’s logo. Both “Turbine Erotic” models come with a black calfskin strap with a rubber lining, closed by a folding buckle customised with the Perrelet logo.
- Perrelet in-house calibre P-331-MH, mechanical with automatic winding, COSC and Chronofiable certified
- 28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
- Number of jewels: 25
- Power reserve (fully wound up): 42 hours
- Bridges with circular graining finish
- Open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight with Perrelet logo
- Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
- Round, stainless steel
- Diameter: 44 mm
- Thickness: 13, 82 mm
- Flat bezel
- Vertical fluted case band
- Crown with Perrelet logo
- Sapphire glass with double anti-reflective treatment
- Transparent sapphire glass case back
- Waterproof to 5 ATM
- Turbine technology
- 12 black anodized aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights below
- Hour markers and Arabic numerals on the flange filled with Super-LumiNova
- Central luminescent hour and minute hands
- Central seconds hand in red
- Sub-dial Ref. A4062/s2: Erotic scene with Japanese Hentai manga-style characters depicted in grey, black and red
- Sub-dial Ref. A4062/S3: Erotic scene with Japanese Hentai manga-style characters depicted in grey, black and red
- Black bi-material strap made of PU and calf leather with alligator pattern and folding clasp with Perrelet logo
- 50 pieces for each of the two versions
- Euro/CHF 4.550