Perrelet


Perrelet is not just a luxury watch brand. Their extensive history means they have been at the forefront of innovative watch technology. They are responsible for the creation of the self-winding mechanism that is found in most automatic watches these days. 

The company was founded by the Swiss horologist, Abraham-Louis Perrelet. From Neuchatel, Switzerland, his family was involved in carpentry and farming, and from a young age Perrelet would be involved with the work needing to be done on the farm.

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Perrelet

With a vibrant history that extends back to 1777, the company has a selection of exceptional watches that embody the development of Perrelet through the years.

Perrelet is not just a luxury watch brand. Their extensive history means they have been at the forefront of innovative watch technology. They are responsible for the creation of the self-winding mechanism that is found in most automatic watches these days.

The company was founded by the Swiss horologist, Abraham-Louis Perrelet. From Neuchatel, Switzerland, his family was involved in carpentry and farming, and from a young age Perrelet would be involved with the work needing to be done on the farm.

At 20, he decided to change his career direction and instead of following the tradition of living and working on the farm, he decided to study watchmaking. He was an apprentice for only 15 days in Le Locle. His apprenticeship went badly as little work was done. So, even though he left having learned nothing, started his own company.

In 1777, with his limited watchmaking knowledge, Perrelet invented the self-winding watch, and little did he know that his invention would pave the way for other watchmaking companies for years to come.

The watch required just 15 minutes of walking for it to be wound up and it became wildly popular. In the year following its invention, the watch was selling really well.

One would think that with such a long, and illustrious history, Perrelet watches would be a globally recognised brand, but the truth is that many did not know about this luxury watch brand until recently.

In 2004, the brand was bought by Miguel Rodrigues, who was part of the Festina Group, and the company was put under the guidance of CEO Marc Bernhardt. Under his leadership, the company would release more luxury watches with double-rotor complications and retrograde complications. 

The company was repositioned to target the lower-middle luxury market and with the majority of their watches being well-priced for the luxury status.

In 2009, the company CEO changed again, this time Fausto Salvi took the reins, and the company continued to manufacture unforgettable luxury watches. And their position in the market means just about every watch collector can now own a piece of watchmaking history.

Perrelet Watch Collections

The watches available from Perrelet collections are a vibrant mix of classic and modern styles, complimented with eye catching watch straps. To this day, the majority of the watches are equipped with an automatic movement, a feature that is much sought after in the luxury watch market.

Currently, some of the collections include the First Class Collection, the First Class Lady Collection, the First Class Open Heart Collection, the First Class Lady Open Heart Collection, the First Class Skeleton Collection, the First Class Double Rotor, the First Class Double Rotor Skeleton, the First Class Double Rotor Skeleton 20 Years, the Class-T 3 Hands-Date, the Class-T Chrono, the Turbine, the Turbine XS and the Turbine Pilot.

If you are keen on adding the historical Perrelet Watch to your accessories, you can buy a second hand, more affordable luxury watch from TopWatch. 

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