Premier Swiss watch brand Perrelet, celebrated the debut of thier Limited Edition Turbine Dragon with much fan fare in a private reception on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Soho Grand in New York City alongside revered fine jewelry retailer Magnolia Jewelers, NYC. Over 75 guests were in attendance as Michael Goldstein, President, Perrelet North America showcased the extraordinary new timepiece with co-host William Wu of Magnolia Jewelers.
Perrelet’s Turbine double-rotor collection chose to commemorate the year of the dragon by featuring the mythical animal, the only one of its kind in the Chinese calendar, mysteriously perched on the dial of a truly refined creation.
In tribute to this long-awaited year, traditionally con¬sidered extremely auspicious, the Limited Edition features a captivating depiction of the sacred animal, the symbol of the Chinese emperors. It appears in all its splendor when the turbine is set into action, portrayed according to the traditional rules, with an upward looking gaze, a body covered with scales and ending in a fish tail and five-clawed paws. Carved out from hand-colored Polynesian mother-of-pearl, it is encrusted into a naturally white mother-of-pearl dial. This shimmering creature, accredited with the magical power to engender happiness and harmony, is splendidly highlighted at the heart of a black-clad Turbine watch.
The Dragon special series comes in a DLC-treated 44-mm diameter case fitted with an alligator leather strap, and is issued in a limited numbered 99-piece edition.
Abraham-Louis Perrelet invariably calls to mind the pioneering watchmaker to whom the historians attribute the invention in 1777, of the self-winding movement with central oscillating weight. Today, Perrelet is synonymous with inventiveness, authenticity and quality. The brand exclusively offers mechanical self-winding timepieces with contemporary design for men and women. Perrelet’s watches, some of which are fitted with exclusive movements, add to the prestige of Fine Watchmaking with models that are eminently true to the company’s history and identity. For more information please visit www.perrelet.com