Since 1777, Perrelet has embodied excellence in the art of time measurement. The brand has tirelessly cultivated the watchmaking heritage of its founder, Abraham-Louis Perrelet and his successors. It is indeed one of the world’s rare watch manufacturers proud of its in-house mastery of all aspects involved in the development and production of its timepieces.
In 1995, as a tribute to Abraham-Louis Perrelet, inventor of the automatic movement in 1777 and to perpetuate a longstanding tradition of avant-garde horology, Perrelet presented the first Double Rotor P-181 caliber automatically wound by an oscillating weight. The Double Rotor constituted a major watchmaking breakthrough, since the mechanism derived its energy from two rotors. The first, called the oscillating weight, is placed beneath the moment, while the second, the upper rotor, is positioned on the dial side and provides a simple and natural way of observing the automatic winding function in action.
On an aesthetic level, the mobile Double Rotor spins on its axis at the slightest wrist movement and thus endows each collection with unique character and personality.
With the First Class Double Rotor Skeleton, equipped with an in-house Manufacture movement, Caliber P-481, Perrelet associates the horological tradition of its innovative Double Rotor concept with its skeleton-work expertise.
The collection introduces two original timepieces. The 42.5 mm-diameter round case in stainless steel or 18K 4N rose gold is enhanced by elegant fluting on the sides, traditional decoration and the Perrelet signature. The fluted dial punctuated by golden hour-markers is openworked in the center to reveal the entire movement. The 18K 4N rose gold Double Rotor thus highlighted features a brand-new design with a “Côtes de Genève” finish and a special engraving to mark this jubilee. Perrelet has maintained the visible jewel at the center of the mechanism, thus enlivening the décor with a distinctive accent.
A genuine alligator leather strap fitted with an 18K 4N rose gold folding clasp adds a final touch of elegance.
The First Class Double Rotor Skeleton is issued in limited series of 250 for the steel model and 77 for the rose gold model.