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In 2021, Perrelet experimented with carbon fiber for the first time to create its Turbine Hope watch. Until recently, the Turbine Hope brand was the only watch made of carbon fiber, but now, the new Turbine Sporty Line series has once again made use of the material.
“Turbine Rainbow” will be the first model run from this collection. Launched as a limited edition release, the complete Turbine Rainbow series will be limited to just 50 pieces. Fitted with a high-tech case – and subtly inspired by Jackson Pollock – the resulting watch is stunning and designed to evoke “shadows of the rainbow”.
While the Turbine Rainbow is only the tip of the Turbine Sporty line iceberg, it has quickly become one of Perrelet’s most exciting new releases. Fans can find this piece at only a few authorized retailers, but we’ve compiled and explored all its most exciting features below.
Perrelet, the inventor of the self-winding watch, continued to reinvent himself
Founded 250 years ago by the inventor of the self-winding watch, Perrelet maintains strict technical standards.
In 2009, Perrelet released its first Turbine watch. Inspired by its proprietary “double rotor” movement, the new timepiece uses an oscillating weight towards the dial to create a propeller that spins at breakneck speed. From there, the brand continued to iterate on this icon model; Turbine Chrono Release, Tourbillon, Turbine pilot, Turbine Evo And More.
Now, the new Turbine Sporty line marks an exciting move for the brand, versatile watches armed with the same iconic sub-dial –– and most important features –– that the Turbine models are known for. Notably, the watches will be made with an innovative carbon fiber case to achieve better water resistance (now from 50m to 100m) and improved thermal insulation capability. The new carbon fiber models are also lighter and have better resistance to temperature changes, making them perfect for travel and tough activities.
The Turbine Rainbow: Inspired Drip Built to Whip
The new watch features a self-described “high-tech case” with a flat stainless steel bezel and caseback and matte black PVD coating. The central body is made of polycarbonate and carbon fiber and the watch is powered by the 25-jewel caliber P-331-MH, Perelette’s in-house automatic movement that beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour to supply a 42-hour power reserve.
As with Turbines before it, Perelet paid special attention to the Rainbow’s sub-dial. Displayed beneath a 12-blade black anodized aluminum propeller, the multicolored sub-dial is decorated with countless tiny dots that create an attractive, abstract pattern. The design is inspired by Jackson Pollock’s “drip painting” technique, and each droplet glows in matching-colored Super-LumiNova.
Built on a water-resistant, black calf leather, rubber-covered strap, the watch also comes in a special “tactical box” that includes an extra rubber strap and fastening tool. All in all, this gorgeous new turbine is built for performance and is absolutely guaranteed to impress.
Limited to 50 pieces, the Turbine Rainbow will make a great addition to any collection
Ultimately, the Turbine Rainbow confirms Perrelet’s ongoing commitment to beautiful, rigorously-tested timepieces, while offering consumers a more durable, water-resistant sports watch.
It gives way to an impressive collection of new sports watches – more Turbine Sporty line models are due later this year – but is rightly enjoying the spotlight for now. Fans who want to try to secure one of the fifty limited edition models can shop the link below. It’s a wow on the wrist and a sparkling watch in any collection.
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