Perrelet First Class Double Rotor
In 2016, the First Class Double Rotor appears clothed in blue.
The Double Rotor technology, is highlighted in Perrelet classic “First Class Double Rotor” collection. The technical innovation represented by the first Double Rotor movement was developed in 1995, in tribute to Abraham-Louis Perrelet, who founded the brand in 1777.
The double oscillating weight enables the mechanism to draw its energy from the two rotors. The first is positioned beneath the calibre, while the second is visible on the dial side, thus enabling its owner to observe the rotation of the two perfectly synchronized oscillating weights powering the barrel and ensuring more efficient winding force.
The First Class Double Rotor collection, presented last year in a new style featuring a steel case with smooth, flowing lines and a silver-toned or black dial – as well as in a 77-piece pink gold limited edition with a “Skeleton” dial created to celebrate the 20th birthday of the Double Rotor – appears in a new 2016 variation.
The elegant 42 mm-diameter stainless steel case frames a refined dial in a new cobalt-blue shade, against which the second rotor, rhodium-plated and finely adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif, stands out with distinct clarity. The center of the rotor features the 26th movement jewel which serves an important mechanical function in that it helps avoid the wear caused by friction. The dial swept over by central hours, minutes and seconds hands, as well as displaying the date at 6 o’clock, features a finely grained finish in the center, while the hours ring is adorned with a vertical guilloché motif.
Water resistant to 50 meters, the First Class Double Rotor is powered by a Manufacture Perrelet automatic P-181-H movement beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, with a 42-hour power reserve.
The watch is fitted with a black alligator leather strap secured by a folding clasp bearing the Perrelet name, or with a stainless steel bracelet.