Indeed. They have some interesting designs facilitated by interesting movements (well, for example DD modules atop base ETAs- more interesting than just a 2824 though) which allows for complications like big dates, off-centre main dials etc. Better value then barely/modified plain ETAs from other players, still more expensive than microbrands like Chr Ward. And there are discounts to be had from MSRP.From what I can tell, they make well finished watches at a fair price. Their brand history is manufactured and their claims that their brand dates back to Abraham Louis Perrelet in 1777 is about as ridiculous as if I claimed to have invented the noodle since I ate them for lunch. That said, they have some innovative designs and I think this is a brand on the rise.
My bad - soprod - not eta (though I gather that they're muchly the same along with sellita, no?)This brand dont use ETAs, they have they're own movement (A10) in the past they uses ETAS. The A10 from Soprod (a company Of the same group) accept a lot of modifications and modules. Sure another forum user can say more about it.
I think they are marketed as a cut above Sellita; I have read claims that Soprod has made improvements that makes them more desirable than typical ETA that are used. I would like to learn more about Soprod as they will probably become more of a player as ETA supply dries up.My bad - soprod - not eta (though I gather that they're muchly the same along with sellita, no?)
Is there any source for this? Many have speculated that it's based on Seiko/Credor's 4L movement, and that they just have the rights to it.Perrelet makes a great watch. Cool designs, and very good finishing. Movements nowadays are the Soprod A10 which is similar to ETA 2892 (what they used in the past). The A10 movement was built from the ground up and took many years of development. Both movements are upscale mass produced movements which are very robust and costs less to service. Movements are all nicely decorated, not just stock versions. Their DLC coatings are some of the best in the business. Turbine dials must be appreciated in person, very unique.
I definitely think they're marketing leaves a lot to be desired. They seem to be in a strange place not knowing what they want to be (which can also be said for Breitling at the moment). That being said, I own two of their watches that I'm very happy with. They have interesting designs, and the fit and finish are excellent.Just visited their website as a refresher on their models.
Perrelet is a hair away from being an embarrassing marketing gimmick and a questionable horological experiment at best.