Inventor of the automatic watch by Perrelet

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230 year anniversary brand values word of the ceo 230 years have passed since the invention by the brilliant abraham-louis perrelet of the first watch with a winding system using a central rotor his discovery was ahead of its time since it was of little use in the pocket watches at the time however now centuries later when most watches have moved from the pocket to the wrist his invention is omnipresent in all automatic watches having made such a significant contribution to the development of the mechanical watch it is a particular pleasure for me to present to you our catalogue in this anniversary year of 2007 it features in tribute to abraham-louis perrelet a special anniversary timepiece that is limited and numbered to 77 pieces sincerely marc bernhardt ceo montres perrelet sa authenticity and creativity in tribute to and as heirs of abraham-louis perrelet all perrelets with no exception are equipped with automatic movements all rotors i.e the oscillating weights bearing the

230 year anniversary timepiece limited and numbered to 77 watches celebrate spectacular tradition paired with contemporary design the skeleton chronograph jubilee edition is limited and numbered to 77 watches it features a skeletonised movement that has been decorated individually by hand by craftsman trained in this traditional art the openwork dial allows the eye to meander and explore the inner workings of this exceptional calibre the case in a combination of 18-carat rose and white gold has deliberately been designed to meet a modernistic approach producing a truly stunning timepiece skeleton chronograph p-231 movement central hands indicating hours minutes and sweep seconds of chronograph 18-carat white and pink gold bicoloured case natural rubber strap Ø 43.50mm a230

moon struck the moonphase for the next 100 years the moon which evolved over 4.5 billion years ago is our planet s only natural satellite humans can easily observe a multitude of natural phenomena linked to the gravitational effects between the moon and the earth phenomena which have secured the moon a special place in our vision of space for many centuries the p-211 calibre developed and manufactured exclusively for perrelet by a sister company features an extremely precise moon phase display the engineers and watchmakers at perrelet drew on all their expertise to develop the mechanism driven by a wheel consisting of no less than 135 teeth unlike customary driving mechanisms which give a precise reading of lunar phases for 3 years the perrelet mechanism offers the same precision for over a century without having to be adjusted in theory if it runs constantly

shooting stars limited edition unlike the universe with its infinite number of stars perrelet offers 4 models in limited numbers of which each bezel is set with a choice of ravishing diamonds rubies or sapphires for the discerned few who seek the added sparkle in their watch big size central moonphase p-211 movement central hands indicating hours minutes seconds and date solid stainless steel case and alligator strap Ø 40mm a1040/1 diamonds 30 sapphires 7 total carat

shooting stars big size central moonphase p-211 movement central hands indicating hours minutes seconds and date solid stainless steel case and alligator strap Ø 40mm 1 l a1040/4 1 2 3 5 black diamonds 65 rubies 7 total carat 0.84 2 l a1040/3 diamonds 30 rubies 7 total carat 0.39 3 l a1040/2 diamonds 7 sapphires 65 total carat 0.09

reading time like a watchmaker regulator the term regulator designates an adjustment tool that displays minutes and hours separately this type of display allows the time to be read very precisely and is thus still today found in the finest watchmaking workshops perrelet s regulator with retrograde hour is fitted with a 12-hour aperture retrograde indicator at 12 o clock for the hours a large counter positioned at 6 o clock indicates the minutes retrograde when the hour hand reaches the end of the 12th segment and the minute arrives at the 59 minute index it performs a retrograde jump moving to the beginning of the 1st segment to resume its twelve-hour cycle the display of this timepiece is very original yet typical of the watchmaking world it is the world s first wristwatch with the combination of a regulator with a retrograde hour display regulator with retrograde hour p-221 movement multileveled-dial with 12-hr retrograde indicator on segment at 12 o clock minute hand in subdial

reading time like a watchmaker regulator with retrograde hour regulator with retrograde hour p-221 movement multileveled-dial with 12-hr retrograde indicator on segment at 12 o clock minute hand in subdial at 6 o clock central date hand 18-carat pink gold case and alligator strap Ø 42mm 1 l a3014/3 2 l a3014/1 1 2 3 4 5 p-221 movement multileveled-dial with 12-hr retrograde indicator on segment at 12 o clock minute hand in subdial at 6 o clock central date hand solid stainless steel case and alligator strap Ø 42mm 3 l a1041/3 4 l a1041/2 5 l a1041/1 22

reading time like a watchmaker regulator with retrograde hour 1 2 3 5 p-221 movement multileveled-dial with 12-hr retrograde indicator on segment at 12 o clock minute hand in subdial at 6 o clock central date hand solid stainless steel case and steel bracelet Ø 42mm 1 l a1041/c 2 l a1041/b 3 l a1041/a 24

heavy lightweight regulator with retrograde hour big size central moonphase p-221 movement multileveled-dial with 12-hr retrograde indicator on segment at 12 o clock minute hand in subdial at 6 o clock central date hand solid titanium case dial with carbon fiber and natural rubber strap Ø 43.50mm 1 l a5001/1 power reserve 1 2 3 4 p-211 movement multileveled-dial with big size central moon central hands indicating hours minutes seconds and date solid titanium case dial with carbon fiber natural rubber strap Ø 43.50mm 3 l a5000/1 chrono big date p-111 movement multileveled-dial with off-centre hands indicating the hours and the minutes date at 12 o clock power reserve indication at 6 o clock solid titanium case dial with carbon fiber and natural rubber strap Ø 43.50mm 2 l a5004/1 p-091 movement multileveled-dial with central hands indicating hours minutes and sweep seconds of chronograph small second at 3 o clock 12 hour-totalizer at 6 o clock and 30 minute-counter at 9 o clock big

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