Any thoughts on Perrelet?

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    Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    Don't see this model mentioned often here on WUS.

    Do they use pretty much standard ETA?

    I know they have dual rotor models (is that in-house? or modified ETA?)

    How is their reputation?

    Fit/Finish?

    Which other brands would you compare it to?
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    Re: Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    Actually, I was interested in Perrelet a bit ago. To my knowledge most of their calibers are based on the ETA 2892.... I am not sure about the "Turbine Collection"? They are very nicely finished, but the line is very new (launched in 2005), so they need significantly more time to establish themselves as a reputable brand (Especially in their current price range). Just my thoughts...

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    Re: Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    The Classic and Air Zermatt Matterhorn were cool looking watches with
    that mini rotor on the dial. A little off the mainstream.

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    Re: Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    Do they use pretty much standard ETA?

    They do use modified ETA movements, the double rotor urges some modifications. Those two rotors need sychronosation to provide the movement with a more efficient winding system.

    I know they have dual rotor models (is that in-house? or modified ETA?)

    The Double Rotor is patented by Perrelet and makes the brand’s identity. I don´t know if those movements are modified in-house, however they are unique.

    How is their reputation?

    They are well known to the world of collectors but they are hard to find.

    Fit/Finish?

    Excellent but you have to love a bussy dial

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    Re: Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    I used to own one. They are beautiful, well made with alot of attention to detail. Excellent presentation box, both the strap with deployant and the bracelet were very well made and comfortable.

    I sold it because it just did not sing to me any longer and frankly I took a bath on it even after getting it a really good discount to retail. That was the downside for me. Sometimes I miss the piece and might consider one again someday.

    They are owned by Festina.




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    Re: Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    They make some very nicely finished watches. And I can speak from first-hand experience, top notch customer service! I just purchased this watch for my wife last month, and it arrived with some scratches on the front crystal. After talks with my AD (who was also in touch with Perrelet), they have agreed not just to replace the crystal, but will replace with an entire new watch!

    The new turbine watch looks pretty cool too.





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    Re: Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    Quote Originally Posted by hpark21 View Post
    Don't see this model mentioned often here on WUS.

    Do they use pretty much standard ETA?

    I know they have dual rotor models (is that in-house? or modified ETA?)

    How is their reputation?

    Fit/Finish?

    Which other brands would you compare it to?
    I'd like to have the perrelet turbine:

    http://img.embelezzia.com/2009/06/pe...rbine-rojo.jpg

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    Re: Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    I've definitely seen some Perrelets that I liked. They appear to be well made and not too common.

    Btw, I was in Vegas last week and one of the watch stores in the Caesars Forum was selling off their entire inventory of Perrelet watches for 50% off retail. They had about 6-8 styles in the display case from what I remember, including this moon phase:

    I asked why they were offering such a big discount and they said that they would no longer be carrying the brand once all the remaining pieces in stock were sold. However, they are still an AD so all the manufacturer's warranty support is valid.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Perrelet?

    Hi,

    I just bought a perrelet yesterday! It is a few year old model with a dual rotor. I have to say, i bought it on a whim as it was my local watch dealer who always have odd super deals.

    The watch is absolutely beautiful, the model I purchased is on a stainless steel case with bevelled finish on 4 sides, it has a white classic dial, rotor in the centre with a red bearing in the centre. It has bregeut anodized blue hands (which are magnificant!!!!!). It has a display back and alligator leather black strap woth tang fastener.

    As per the above replies, I agree, very rare brand, especially in the UK, hence why I picked it up for a good price.
    Quality is beautiful, as described, modified ETA movement, sweeping hand is very smooth and keeps fantastic time. I am over the moon with this watch, as said, personally I think it is a very unique brand and really is looked upon favourably in watch industry.

    The prices of the pieces have also gone up in recent times, starting prices are becoming increasingly higher and I would say it is very unlikely you will see many of them about.

    Hope this helps, but this watch is a dream!!

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