PERRELET Chronographe à rattrapante Louis-Frédéric
PERRELET Chronographe à rattrapante Louis-Frédéric

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Year
2009
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
20000-50000
Case
Gold
Functions/Complications
- Chronograph,
- Date
- Power reserve

Chronographe à rattrapante Louis-Frédéric

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.
Movement
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
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date and split-second chronograph
Case
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
Dial
Black (series of 50) or blue (series of 27), semi-skeletonized
Bracelet/strap
Black natural rubber with steel folding clasp and 18K pink or white gold cap