Perrelet : LAB and liberty


CASE : steel, case middle featuring a vertical decoration with tiny raised rectangles (Caliber P-411, 42h power reserve), rhodiumed bridge, adorned with Côtes de Genève, rhodiumed decorated oscillating weight, screw-in plate with oblique-line decoration

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, date

DIAL : silver-toned, anthracite or black, center adorned with a vertical decoration, circularbrushed rim, hour-markers applied to a sapphire crystal ring

STRAP : black alligator leather with steel folding clasp

gmt_n48_fra_ipad-174Even for a brand whose roots can be traced back to a heritage that began in 1777, creating a new collection is no mean challenge. And when this inheritance comprises the origins of the automatic movement, perpetuating it is a challenge and a matter of respect. With the launch of its LAB line, presented at Baselworld 2016, Perrelet is honoring this prestigious past while looking firmly to the future. The very modern appearance of its cushion-shaped case with engraved case middle, of the structured dial and of the octagonal bezel, radiates a powerful personality. The nod to the invention of the automatic movement escapes the confines of tradition, by revealing in full the rotor with its striped rim revolving around the dial beneath the hour-markers. This atypical and complex construction of the LAB, in which the dial, movement and case are intimately entwined, was produced in-house. Creative freedom consistently gives wings, and may the spreading of these wings benefit the broadest possible audience !

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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