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Perrelet Turbine Hypnotic

May 2024


Perrelet Turbine Hypnotic

A daring new creation from the Swiss watchmaker, known for its patented Turbine Technology, features a display that transforms into a striking kaleidoscope. The design has evolved to echo the lines of the second-generation Turbine, with a spiral motif on both the blades and the lower dial.

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he inexhaustible creativity of Perrelet’s designers is once again expressed in the new Turbine Hypnotic. It is a watch that, like few others, is capable to capture the attention. It catches the eye not only of the wearer but also of anyone who sees it even by chance, arousing curiosity and interest. More than just a timepiece, it is almost an immersive experience that engages the senses and the emotions.

The Turbine Technology, exclusive to the Manufacture, which has never stopped innovating since its founding in 1777, is at the heart of the Turbine Hypnotic, as it is of the entire collection. Patented in 2009, this device is inspired by aeronautical propulsion: it consists of 12 blades in black anodised aluminium, a light yet durable material, that comes alive with the slightest movement of the wrist. When the turbine is in motion, its playful and entertaining movement reveals the illustration depicted on the lower dial of the watch. This playful effect has given the Maison the opportunity to develop a wide range of themes: animal, erotic, mythological, abstract, and even sports, yachting, and pilot subjects, with no limits to the imagination.

PROJECT Z3 TOURBILLON (SPORT VERSION) by Harry Winston

Despite its purely decorative function, the turbine boasts a complex construction: balancing the blades, which are held in place by 5 tungsten counterweights, requires the utmost precision during assembly so that it can rotate smoothly on its own axis and return to its resting position once the kinetic energy is exhausted. The perfect functioning of the turbine is a testament to the high level of expertise of the Manufacture’s master watchmakers.

For the new Turbine Hypnotic, the Perrelet’s team drew inspiration from the Turbine Paranoia, a special edition launched in 2012 that featured the turbine blades decorated with a spiral motif in Super-LumiNova, while the sub-dial was monochrome.

The new Turbine Hypnotic goes one step further: it sports the spiral motif in Super-LumiNova with green light emission, not only on the blades, but also on the lower dial. As the turbine spins, the two spirals merge to create unexpected geometric shapes, similar to those of an ever-changing, glowing kaleidoscope. The result is striking and magnetic, enchanting and almost magical.

Compared to its predecessor, however, the Turbine Hypnotic has undergone a design evolution that echoes the lines of the second-generation Turbine, introduced in 2019 with the Turbine Evo. The stainless-steel case, with a diameter of 44 mm and black PVD coating, water resistant to 5 atm, features the typical architecture of the Evo collection: the bezel is smooth, while the case middle is fluted, as are the case back ring and the easy-grip crown bearing the P logo. The hour-markers are filled with white Super-LumiNova: the Arabic numerals alternating with baton indices on the flange and the hour and minute hands are clearly visible in all light conditions without compromising the kaleidoscopic effect on the dial, made even clearer by the anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The red seconds hand adds a touch of vibrant colour to the dial. The sapphire crystal porthole on the case back allows a perfect view of the refined and superbly finished movement.

PROJECT Z3 TOURBILLON (SPORT VERSION) by Harry Winston

The watch comes with a black rubber-lined calf leather strap fastened to the wrist by means of a black PVD steel pin buckle.

Turbine Hypnotic is equipped with the same self-winding mechanical movement that is powering many of the Maison’s collections as of 2019. Designed and manufactured in-house, the P-331-MH calibre offers a power reserve of 42 hours and has a balance wheel that beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz).

It is a movement of proven precision and reliability, attested to by two prestigious certifications: the first issued by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), the second by Chronofiable®, two independent institutes that have submitted it to rigorous testing protocols to verify its exceptional performances. Worthy of note are the finishes carried out by Perrelet in compliance with the high-quality standards of Swiss high-end watchmaking: the main plate decorated with colimaçon, the circular-grained bridges and the openworked, rhodium-plated and brushed oscillating weight bearing the Perrelet logo.

PROJECT Z3 TOURBILLON (SPORT VERSION) by Harry Winston

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

REF. A4063/C

Movement:

  • In-house manufacture self-winding movement, calibre P-331-MH, COSC and Chronofiable® certified
  • 28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
  • Number of jewels: 25
  • Power reserve (fully wound up): 42 hours
  • Bridges: rhodium-plated, circular graining decoration
  • Open-worked, rhodium-plated and brushed oscillating weight on ball bearings, embellished by the Perrelet logo.

Functions:

  • Hours, minutes and seconds

Case:

  • Round, stainless-steel with black PVD coating
  • Diameter: 44 mm
  • Thickness: 13, 82 mm
  • Flat bezel
  • Fluted case band
  • Prominent crown with Perrelet logo
  • Sapphire crystal glass with double anti-reflective treatment on dial and case back
  • Waterproof to 5 ATM

Dial:

  • Turbine Technology
  • 12-blade turbine in black anodised aluminium with five tungsten counterweights below, spiral-motif in Super-LumiNova emitting green glow
  • Black lower dial depicted with spiral pattern in Super-LumiNova with green light emission
  • Arabic numerals mixed with indices, filled with white Super-LumiNova, embossed on a matt black ring
  • Central luminescent hour and minute hands
  • Red central seconds hand

Strap:

  • Black alligator pattern calf leather strap with rubber lining, personalised pin clasp in black PVD steel

Recommended Retail Price: CHF 4,880

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