Perrelet Turbine XL Paranoia

Perrelet, 1777, “Inventor of the Automatic Watch”, has hit a new low.  A 50mm, vertigo-inducing, headache-causing, timepiece — literally.  Give me a break.  I’m sorry, but this is awful.  The brand has staked its livelihood on the Turbine; I continue to wonder why. I just don’t see where this is going.  What would Abraham-Louis Perrelet say?

Perrelet Turbine XL Paranoia

  • r_s_g

    Is this real? There are a few Perrelet designs I like but this is enough to turn me off from the brand. Forever. Seriously, seems like an April Fool’s joke.

  • Phillipe

    Words fail me. There is also some serious dispute as to whether Perrelet is in fact, the inventor of the automatic watch. There were other patents filed at the same time that throw doubt onto this claim.

  • goju1

    What can I say?
    Gimmicky, tasteless, ridiculous…

  • Leopoldo Celi

    At least this brand tries something new. In terms of marketing, watch manufacturers these days are so conventional and uninspirational. Abraham-Louis Perrelet died centuries ago. Let’s all live a little.

    • Perpetuelle

      I will grant that Perrelet is trying something new, trying to push the envelope. A few years back when the Turbine was first introduced, I was the first to praise it. But after awhile, and so many colors, so many variations, it starts to look gimmicky. And thus I think Perrelet has erred in deciding to build the identity of their brand around this product. One or two very limited models a year, that might OK. But beyond this the special nature of this watch becomes diluted.