Perfos 39 Steel
Power reserve: 38 h, 28800 variations / hours
PERFOS 39 mm
The founder’s edition
“Nothing is left to chance, every detail counts.”
Perfos 39mm: complex in its design and complex in its realization. Inspired by our Founder, master Swiss jeweler Charles Zuber, this first edition of Perfos timepieces is placed under the sign of a unique blend of materials, colors and savoir faire. The brainchild of the famous Swiss designer Eric Giroud, Perfos catches the eye with its sleek, powerful build and multiple facets offering a playground for contrasts. Its distinctive dial marries ultracomplex construction with uncompromising elegance. It took Eric Giroud a year to refine the design of Perfos. With Perfos, he pays homage to the spirit and personality of Charles Zuber himself, a lively and luminous man, building on an aesthetic that echoes that of the timepieces from the 1970s and 1980s, truly a golden age in the history of wristwatches.
Integrated case and bracelet
Eric Giroud came up with a three-tiered steel case, without straight lines, and gave it a flat bezel and a festival of curves. The so-called “sandwich” design is of uncompromising precision. With its chamfered perimeter, it favors a multiplication of facets. The result are rich contrasts between satin-brushed and polished surfaces, between the textures of the materials and the silkiness of their touch.
The uncompromising elegance of the dial
Among the subtleties of Perfos, the sophistication of its dial is one of the most distinctive and un- compromising expressions of elegance. On a black background with gray rhodium-plated indexes like piano keys, the extreme precision it takes to create each triangular groove from a mother blank, a first dial base upon which a second plate, delicately openworked by laser, is then placed. Each opening coincides perfectly with each of the sixty indexes. The dial is galvanized, a technique that relies on a pertinent choice of steel. The action of coating the metal with a layer of zinc protects it from corrosion whilst creating an iconic effect with flamboyant tones. One key element: light. The way it plays on the case and dial pays tribute to Charles Zuber’s sunny personality, which Eric Giroud often describes as «rock’n’roll».
A form movement for an exceptional watch
Universal and iconic by its visual cues, Perfos could only be powered by a caliber that does justice to its aesthetic. The Caliber 01 is a form movement, designed to snugly fit into this particular case, closely following the curves and lines of the interior perimeter to the nearest millimeter. A discreet yet no less impressive prowess. A beauty that extends to the hidden parts of Perfos, through the design of a form movement caliber that hugs the rounded corners of the square case. Automatically wound with a bidirectional oscillating weight, this three-hand caliber with 164 components and 33 jewels lends itself to future developments and the addition of complications. Decorated and rhodium-plated according to the purest practices of a watchmaking industry proud of its fundamentals, its blued screws as well as other selected details underline the sunray patterns worked on its surfaces that are not visible to the eye.