PERRELET “LAB PERIPHERAL DUAL TIME BIG DATE”
An innovative aesthetic and technological new take which gives rise to a new model
With its impressive watchmaking heritage spanning over 240 years of history, Swiss watchmaker Perrelet is renowned today for its timepieces with ‘animated’ dials in its many interpretations.Fired by powerful creativity and a boundless spirit of innovation, the Swiss-based Manufacture offers devotees of fine watchmaking a new and original timepiece combining high-performance mechanics with a captivating style and impeccable finishing.
Guided by creativity and a determination to innovate in watchmaking, the technical team at Perrelet gave rise to the new LAB PERIPHERAL DUAL TIME BIG DATE. It features useful functions such as the second-time zone with day-night indicator, highly appreciated by globetrotters, and a big date window.
This timepiece remains true to the values and DNA of the brand with its signature “Luxury in movement”. While the many current variations feature the classic Double Rotor or the Turbine, this latest creation offers a more discreet and refined animation on the dial and welcomes the new casual-chic style in Perrelet’s collections.
The LAB PERIPHERAL DUAL TIME BIG DATE comes in a 42 mm x 42 mm stainless steel cushion-shape case water-resistant to 5 ATM. Its soft, smooth lines along with brushed and polished lugs, the embossed rectangles decoration on the case band and the polished octagonal bezel with satin-brushed profile, endow this model with a strong and distinctive character.
Great attention was paid to the architecture of the dial boasting an original construction. The three-dimensional effect is achieved by the multi-level structure embellished by a variety of finishes and plays on two shades of color: deep blue combined with silver-colored details.The dial shows an elegant pattern with vertical lines with a metallic circular-brushed rim in the centre surrounded by a blue matt sandblasted ring.
At 12 o’clock the date is displayed in two small windows in black Arabic numerals on a white background enhancing optimal legibility. The star function of this new timepiece, the second-time zone, takes place on the counter at 6 o’clock decorated with circular grooves and bears the dual time indication with a mix of applied Arabic numerals and indices. The day and night indication is displayed in the small round aperture between 10 and 11 o’clock.
The cut-out hour-markers filled with white SuperLuminova, as well as the hands of the main time are applied on the dial, giving the impression that they are literally floating on air. The unusual decision to use a transparent element was specifically intended to allow the owner of the LAB PERIPHERAL DUAL TIME BIG DATE watch to admire the most distinctive feature of this timepiece: its oscillating weight.
While it is generally visible through the case-back, the LAB PERIPHERAL DUAL TIME BIG DATE watch allows watch enthusiasts to observe the motion of the oscillating weight while reading the time. This technical innovation was made possible by the new generation in-house manufacture self-winding Caliber P-421. The oscillating weight, a 180° plate, is fixed to a toothed wheel (with toothing on the inside) known as a “couronne”, itself positioned on the outer part of the movement that meshes with a pinion placed on the outer rim of the movement. The rotor, on ball bearings, is adorned with a 180° screw-down plate bearing an engraved grooves decoration that can be admired through the transparent hours ring.
This new generation automatic calibre, composed by 302 parts, beats at 28.800 vibrations per hours and offers 42-hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal porthole on the case-back, sealed with 6 screws, reveals its balance-wheel in action and the rhodium plated bridges with Côtes de Genève finishing and engravings in gold 3N.
The watch is completed by a deep bluecalf leather strap with white stitching and a stainless steel folding clasp embellished with the Perrelet logo.