Brand Directory: Perrelet

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Perrelet was founded by Abraham-Louis Perrelet born in 1729 in Le Locle, the heart of Swiss watchmaking. As a teenager, he developed his skills in making precise instruments. In 1777 he developed the first Automatic movement. 

Later in 1781 Louis-Frédéric Perrelet, Abraham's grandson was born and was trained at the Breguet workshops where he continued to develop intricate instruments such as the Astronomical clock and a flyback chronograph counter.  In 1995 House of Perrelet was relaunched paying recognition to the achievements of the Perrelet family quickly creating the first double rotor calibre, where a connecting winding weight of the automatic attaches to a rotor on the dial. Over the next ten years, they suffered financial problems and were bought by the H5 Group in 2005 relaunching the brand and giving them access to the Soprod movements helping them develop their Turbine-inspired timepieces.

In 2009 they developed a unique Turbine model inspired by the double-rotor system that mesmerises as it spins at high speed. This led to the Turbine Chronograph and Tourbillon in 2013. As a tribute to aviation, they created the Turbine Pilot in 2014 a skeletonised dial with an aviation slide rule rotating bezel. The turbine theme continued with the 2019 Turbine Evo incorporating their new in-house P-331-MH calibre, their first COSC Certified movement.