The Rooster is just settling in for the year, and, as is a tradition, Perrelet pays its annual tribute to Chinese New Year with a new creation from the Turbine collection.

The Chinese Zodiac, also known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve-year cycle. Each year is associated with an animal related to the daily life of the ancient Chinese or it refers to a symbolic representation of luck.


Thanks to its unique design, attention is drawn to the fascinating dial of the "Turbine Rooster".  The Turbine has 12 anodized aluminum blades, decorated with the twelve signs of the Chinese horoscope. These are engraved - in matching tones - either figuratively or in Chinese characters. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, therefore the Rooster stands out in a brilliant red on the 6 o’clock blade.


The Turbine requires a perfect balance during its assembly to ensure optimal operation, and features 5 tungsten counterpoises positioned under the blades. These ensure the oscillation of the Turbine with the slightest movement of the wrist and allow the systematic re-positioning of the Rooster sign at 6 o’clock.


By rotating the Turbine, a red sub-dial is revealed, enlivened by the Rooster Zodiac sign in Chinese characters, made out of 5N rose gold PVD with a profile outlined in black.

Another important component of the dial is the black flange on which are indicated the hours, the minutes and the seconds. The Arabic numerals indicating minutes stand out at every 15 minutes and the indexes, arranged on a scale of 5, are covered with black SuperLuminova, as well as the hours and minutes hands. In perfect harmony with the style of the dial, the central seconds hand is red.

Sapphire glass protects the dial, 44mm in width and 13mm in thickness, in black PVD treated steel, with vertical grooves on the middle and the integrated crown at 3 o’clock.

At the heart of the new Turbine Rooster is the P-331 Manufacture Caliber, which guarantees a power reserve of 42 hours and a water resistance of up to 5 ATM. The movement has been embellished with bridges adorned with a "Côtes de Genève" motif, visible through the sapphire crystal case-back.

The watch is produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces, an individual serial number is engraved on the case-back of each Turbine Rooster and comes on a black rubber bracelet and a steel folding clasp with black PVD  coating and the Perrelet logo.

 

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