After pioneering beginnings, followed by a traditional period, Perrelet is now avant-garde – and has successfully fitted into the scene in each century.

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  • About Perrelet

    Abraham-Louis Perrelet was born in the Le Locle region of Switzerland in 1729. As he was growing up, the young man became deeply interested in watchmaking and made a number of precision instruments.

    In 1770, he concentrated on creating a system which would continue to function once set in motion. He thus marked out the route for development of the automatic movement – which he eventually completed in 1777.

    His grandson Louis-Frédéric Perrelet was born in 1781 – and inherited the watchmaking genius of his grandfather. When he showed a very early talent for mechanics and mathematics, Abraham-Louis trained him before he left to study with Breguet.

    Louis-Frédéric was a talented man, with a passionate interest in astronomy, physics and science; he soon became an independent watchmaker and presented his astronomical watch at the Universal Exposition of 1823. He was to become watchmaker-mechanic to three kings of France.

    Over the next five years, Louis-Frédéric Perrelet produced and patented a split-second chronograph for physics and astronomy. This invention earned him a medal from the Academy of Sciences. More honours were to follow – in recognition of his talent and perseverance, he was made Knight of the Legion of Honour in 1834.

    Louis, son of Louis-Frédéric Perrelet, took over on the death of his father in 1854 – and also became watchmaker to the kings of France.

    The events of the second half of the century – followed by two World Wars in quick succession – inevitably halted Perrelet's progress. It was to be another 160 years before the firm produced a new watch. Perrelet presented the double rotor in 1995. Ever since, it has been ploughing its own creative furrow, regularly presenting new models – in particular thanks to the Festina group, which bought out the Firm in 2004.

  • Perrelet's philosophy

    After pioneering beginnings, followed by a traditional period, Perrelet is now avant-garde – and has successfully fitted into the scene in each century. In the Perrelet family, passion and the gift of watchmaking are hereditary. Across the generations, the family have left their mark both through their inventions and through their presence in the courts of royalty.

    From this unique history, the Maison has successfully distilled the very essence of  watchmaking to devise timeless watches that combine art and science – right down to the provocative pieces produced in recent years, including Perrelet's Turbine collections, with their own very special type of audacity.

  • Perrelet's 5 key dates

    1729: birth of Abraham-Louis Perrelet
    1781: birth of Frédéric-Louis Perrelet
    1823: Frédéric Louis Perrelet presents an astronomical watch
    1995: creation of the double rotor
    2004: the Firm becomes a part of the Festina Group

  • Perrelet's collections

    Double Rotor: The Double Rotor collection highlights this ingenious winding system. In addition to the traditional rotor, there is a rotor constantly visible in the centre of the dial. The two are fully synchronised, providing improved performance – as well as giving the wearer the fun of watching and checking the constant oscillations back and forth.

    Diver: This collection marks Perrelet's stunning entrance into the world of deep sea diving. Redolent with a timeless elegance that will appeal to the lovers of all extreme sports.

    Chronograph: With both full-back and skeleton versions, Perrelet provides an original take on a contemporary chronograph.

    Specialties: This collection includes three types of complication and three different models: retrograde hour display, jumping hour and moon's phase.

    Titanium: The collection includes models from the other collections, here featuring a titanium casing.

    Classic: This traditional, timeless collection features two very sober models.

  • Contact Perrelet

    Montres Perrelet SA
    Rue Bubenberg 7
    CH-2502 Biel/Bienne
    T. +41 32 346 26 26

    Official website
    Turbine Special Editions Webiste


    Apple App


The watch list

Featured Perrelet Watches

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    Turbine Pilot

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    Turbine Chrono

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    Double Rotor


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    Special Edition

    Turbine Playing with Fire

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    New Diamond Flower Gold

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Turbine Skeleton

— For the first time, Perrelet combines a skeleton movement with a turbine, thereby completely reinventing its iconic model: the details and dimensions are redesigned and the materials are evolving.
JANUARY 16, 2015
Perrelet, Turbine Skeleton
Tristan Boyer de Bouillane, CEO © Perrelet

Tristan Boyer de Bouillane appointed new General Manager

— Perrelet announces the appointment of Tristan Boyer de Bouillane to the post of General Manager with effect December 1st 2014.
DECEMBER 17, 2014
Perrelet at the Jewellery Arabia Exhibition in Barhain

At the Jewellery Arabia Exhibition in Barhain

— Perrelet is taking part in the 23rd edition of Jewellery Arabia, the Middle East watch and jewellery exhibition to be held from November 18th to 22nd in Manama, Bahrain.
NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Homepage du site web

The website gets a makeover

— Perrelet is launching its new website whose design reflects the new advertising campaign and the brand’s new graphic universe.
NOVEMBER 18, 2014
2000 year-old god carvings at Teotihuacan outside Mexico City
SIAR 2014

Gracias Mexico!

— After WorldTempus’s first visit to the SIAR exhibition in Mexico City last week, it seems appropriate to thank the organisers, the brands and above all Mexican watch fans.
OCTOBER 29, 2014
Perrelet Turbine Chrono

SIAR 2014

— Perrelet will take part in the 8th edition of the SIAR, in Mexico.
OCTOBER 14, 2014
chronographe ancien

The chronograph told by its dial

— The modern chronograph with it two counters gives the impression of having been around forever. But to think that would mean forgetting the multiple transformations undergone by its dial on which its history can be read off in glorious detail.
OCTOBER 07, 2014

The WatchBO Exhibition

— October 15th will see the opening of the most important watch fair in Colombia. Perrelet will be present at the event.
OCTOBER 04, 2014
Turbine XL Rouge

Turbine XL Red

— The colour red, symbolizing action, passion and strength, gives the new dial of two new models a fiery temperament.
OCTOBER 01, 2014
Perrelet First Class Open Heart

First Class & First Class Lady Open Heart

— A fresh new expression of simplicity enriching the brand’s hallmark First Class collection.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
GPHG 2014 sports watches
Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

Sports watches

— A sports watch can mean different things to different people, which the rules of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix take into account with the vaguest definition in the whole competition for this category.
AUGUST 01, 2014

White – fashion that never goes out of fashion

— Our watch reviews had a decidedly white theme last week, but we also sought to define true legends and true reliability.
JULY 21, 2014
Perrelet video Turbine Pilot

Video. Turbine Pilot

— This video unveils one of Perrelet's latest creation.
JULY 11, 2014
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    Turbine XL Vegas

    — Turbine XL Poker, Turbine XL Playing With Fire, Turbine XL Roulette: the three limited editions are inspired by the universe of the casino and Las Vegas.
    JUNE 11, 2014
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    New Diamond Flower Gold

    — The New Diamond Flower Gold is a jewelry watch that pays homage to love. Focus on the black dial model.
    DECEMBER 27, 2013
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    In case you have missed it...

    Last month's watches

    — Each month, we make a selection of the new products published on Worldtempus.
    DECEMBER 19, 2013
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    Christmas gift

    Ladies' floral watches

    — Flowers, a symbol of felinity... From Boucheron to Van Cleef & Arpels, and including Chaumet and Piaget, we made a selection of floral watches for ladies.
    DECEMBER 16, 2013
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    New Diamond Flower Gold

    — When creating the New Diamond Flower Gold, Perrelet drew its inspiration from the lotus. Focus on the model with the chocolate dial.
    DECEMBER 12, 2013
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    New Diamond Flower Gold

    — Perrelet unveils the New Diamond Flower Gold, a pink gold interpretation of the New Diamond Flower feminine timepiece. Focus on the model with the white dial.
    NOVEMBER 23, 2013
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    At the SIAR 2013

    — From October 1st to 3rd, Perrelet will take part in the Salon Internacional Alta Relojeria, in Mexico City.
    SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
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    Turbine Diver White

    — Perrelet’s Turbine Diver collection welcomes a new model featuring a steel case and white rubber strap.
    SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
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    WorldTempus Rant #10

    Giving Back - Watch Companies and Charities

    — Watch companies and watch retailers are not just focusing on selling more and more watches, but are also trying to make the world a better place.
    SEPTEMBER 12, 2013