The Chinese Year of the Snake has been celebrated by many companies from all sorts of fields, especially watchmakers, and now it was Perrelet’s time to do it in style. The Swiss watchmakers have unveiled the Perrelet Turbine Snake timepiece, a limited edition designed to celebrate this special year.
Inspired from Far Eastern traditions, the Turbine Snake features a unique artwork of the serpent under it’s dial, which apparently represents good luck and it also wards off misfortune. The serpent is set against a neutral white mother of pearl background and it’s made of Polynesian mother of pearl that defines it’s profile really well and underlines its individual scales.
The serpent has a certain glow in its eyes and it comes from a tiny 0.025 carat ruby. The turbine chosen for this watch has 12 rotating black titanium blades that reveal the beauty of the serpent beneath when they move. The whole mechanism was framed in a total black DLC-coated steel case, which comes with a lovely black crocodile leather strap.
The Perrelet Turbine Snake will be produced in a limited run of just 99 units, each of them numbered and available with an exclusive P-331 double movement.