Swiss watchmakers Perrelet chose Las Vegas for the launch of its latest creation produced in partnership with renowned action star, actor Sung Kang. Born in South Korea he is well known for the Fast and Furious franchise, in which he played the role of Han Lue in four of the seven movies, Live Free or Die Hard and Ninja Assassin to name just a few. He has also appeared in hit TV series including NYPD Blue, Cold Case, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

A two-stage presentation was planned for the Turbine Sung Kang, which is being released as a limited edition of 350 timepieces.

On June 3, Perrelet presented this new timepiece, designed to provide drivers with improved legibility, to an audience of industry professionals at JCK, the North American jewelry trade show, which introduced a “Luxury Watch” space dedicated to watchmaking this year.

On June 4, Perrelet and Sung Kang went on to present the result of their exciting partnership to the general public. As the model is an offset watch, it was fitting to present the latest creation at “Cars and Coffee”, which takes place each weekend in Las Vegas.

“Cars and Coffee Las Vegas” is a show that brings together enthusiasts of all types of cars, from classic or sports cars to concept cars. It is an occasion for automobile fans to display their own “four-wheeled toys”, swap news and opinions, discover the industry’s newest models, live and breathe the excitement of race tracks, enjoy great company... and, of course, drink a good cup of coffee!

Sung Kang gladly accepted the opportunity to explore the prestigious world of watchmaking by helping Perrelet to design a timepiece that reflects his style and personality while retaining the Perrelet identity.

The actor is a lover and collector of both watches and cars. Attending “Cars and Coffee” with the Perrelet team and his sports car, the FuguZ, which has won awards on several occasions and inspired the design of the Turbine Sung Kang.

The dial of the new Turbine Sung Kang is made up of three distinct parts: the under-dial, the Turbine and the flange, to which the Arabic numerals and hour-markers are attached. The entire dial assembly is protected by a glare-proof sapphire crystal.

For greater visibility at the wheel, the 12 o’clock hour-marker has been moved to 2 o’clock, as is typical for offset watches. This design feature was introduced to counteract the fact that shirt sleeves can hide part of the dial when at the wheel. By placing 12 o’clock at the more visible 2 o’clock, the time can be read off more easily while driving.

The Turbine Sung Kang, with its original 44 mm diameter case made from black PVD-coated stainless steel, and its integrated crown, indicates the hours and minutes with hands coated in Super-LumiNova, and the seconds by means of a yellow seconds hand. The model is powered by the Perrelet P 331 automatic Manufacture movement, with a power reserve of 42 hours and is water-resistant to 50 meters. The sapphire crystal case back enables the wearer to admire the finely decorated movement and the engraved individual number, with production being limited to just 350 timepieces.

The model comes on a black rubber strap complete with a pin buckle in black PVD-coated stainless steel featuring the Perrelet logo.

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