THE PRODUCT OF A PARTNERSHIP THE NEW TURBINE SUNG KANG IN DETAIL
A limited-edition offset watch.
Sung Kang’s genuine passion for engines and watchmaking meets Perrelet’s boundless desire to surprise and innovate, giving rise to a new timepiece from the Swiss brand. The fruit of this partnership is the Turbine Sung Kang, the perfect model for automobile drivers.
Perrelet presented its first Turbine model in 2009. Its exclusive design could have been produced by a jet engine designer or an avant-garde technology lab. But in actual fact, the Turbine collection was created using the sketches and technical research provided by the Perrelet watchmaking engineers who, thanks to their exceptional technical expertise, have defied the laws of gravity.
The Turbine, which met with immediate success, is a variant of the Double Rotor, an iconic Perrelet feature that stands out thanks to its moving dials.
The dial of the new Turbine Sung Kang is made up of three distinct parts: the under-dial, the Turbine and the flange, to which the Arabic numerals and hour-markers are attached. The entire dial assembly is protected by a glareproofed sapphire crystal. For greater visibility at the wheel, the 12 o’clock hour-marker has been moved to 2 o’clock, as is typical for offset watches. This design feature was introduced to counteract the fact that shirt sleeves can hide part of the dial when at the wheel. By placing 12 o’clock at the more visible 2 o’clock, the time can be read off more easily while driving.
The Turbine captivates the beholder with its blades that rotate at the slightest movement of the wrist, creating an optical effect that reveals an under-dial adorned with a circular-grained center and surrounded by a brushed silvered ring that features the numbers 10-20-30-40-50-60 to indicate the minutes. But that’s not all! In pole position, two different shades combine and contrast, inspired by the colors of gleaming race car bodies: the minutes scale is colored yellow from 6 o’clock to 8 o’clock, and red from 8 o’clock to 12 o’clock.
The Turbine is formed from 10 anodized aluminum blades, with tungsten counterweights positioned beneath five of them. This creates the oscillating movement and ensures that the blades systematically return to the same place, with the blade engraved with the initials “SK” always readopting its original position at 4 o’clock (the equivalent of 6 o’clock on a traditional dial). Furthermore, as the Turbine is a complex technical feature, it must be assembled with great precision as it is essential for achieving perfect balance and, in turn, optimal operation.
The Turbine Sung Kang, with its original 44 mm diameter case made from black PVD-coated stainless steel, its fluted caseband and its integrated crown, indicates the hours and minutes with hands coated in Super-LumiNova, and the seconds via a yellow seconds hand. The model is fitted with the Perrelet P 331 automatic Manufacture movement, which offers a power reserve of 42 hours and is water-resistant to 50 meters. The sapphire crystal case back enables the wearer to admire the finely decorated movement and the engraved individual number, with production being limited to just 350 timepieces.
The model is delivered with a black rubber strap complete with a pin buckle in black PVD-coated stainless steel featuring the Perrelet logo.
Perrelet's new Turbine Sung Kang developed in partnership with Sung Kang is the latest must-have model, which will appeal to sports car enthusiasts as well as those looking for unique timepieces imbued with originality.
Turbine Sung KangA1098/2
Limited edition to 350 pieces
Ø 44 mm
Stainless steel with black PVD coating
Glareproofed sapphire crystal on both sides
Black Turbine (10 blades), black under dial with fish scale finishing. From 6 to 8 minute scale printed on a yellow background and from 8 to 12 minute scale printed on a red background hour-markers and hands
P-321 / In-house caliber 28,800 (4 Hz) 25 jewels 42 hours
Central hands indicating hours, minutes and seconds
Turbine on the dial side Turbine Technology