Perrelet revisits its past and pays tribute to its founder’s grandson. Born in Le Locle, the young Louis-Frédéric emigrated to Paris towards the end of the 18th century. He soon caught the eye of the royal court and became watchmaker to three successive kings of France. He won renown through many competitions and, in 1827, applied for a patent for his invention, the split-seconds chronograph counter, which also received an award from the Academy of Sciences in Paris. Almost two centuries later, Perrelet is reinterpreting this complication in two exceptional versions: one in white and pink gold limited to 50 pieces; the other in white gold in a limited series of 27. Both feature a black or blue semi-skeletonized dial.

Automatic, Perrelet P-241 calibre, 28,800 vib/h, 25 rubies, chamfered and decorated barrel and bridges, rhodium-plated wheels, blued screws, 46-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and split-second chronograph
18K white gold middle, 43.5 mm
18K pink gold bezel and back for limited, individually-numbered series of 50
18K white gold bezel and back for limited, individually-numbered series of 27
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal and transparent back
Water-resistant to 50 m
Black (series of 50) or blue (series of 27), semi-skeletonized
Black natural rubber with steel folding clasp and 18K pink or white gold cap

Related link: