Building on a heritage stretching back more than 230 years, Perrelet is strongly attached to traditions. It is capable of offering watchmaking interpretations that are both contemporary and ageless, while placing aesthetic purity in the service of mechanical beauty.
The classic First Class family is a perfect demonstration of this approach. It comprises a range of elegant and timeless timepieces for men and women, in three-hand plus date or visible balance-wheel versions. This collection is defined by a brushed or polished steel case – featuring simple lines and nicely balanced proportions – that is extremely pleasant to wear. The slim case middle is immediately recognizable by its brand-signature fluted motif along the sides. All variations are fitted with genuine black or brown alligator straps secured by a steel folding clasp with lateral pushbuttons.
The dials display a new appearance in keeping with the new aesthetic concept governing the dials and now implemented on all classic Perrelet models. This involves a depth-effect construction based on a grained central motif framed by a guilloché rim, a play on contrasts that further reinforces their character, while the facetted hour-markers lend a radiantly luminous touch.
Some of the ladies’ models have been treated to the same evolution, while others are fitted with black or white mother-of-pearl dial enhanced by gem-set hour-markers. Certain versions feature bezels adorned with a ring of 64 diamonds further accentuating their elegance. Housed in new 35 mm-diameter cases, the First Class Lady models exude an allure that is both trendy and extremely feminine.
The collections composing the First Class family are equipped with a mechanical automatic in-house movement: Caliber P-321 for the three-hand plus date models; and Caliber P-391 with visible balance wheel appearing through a dial opening at 6 o’clock. All of them are fitted with a transparent sapphire case back providing a chance to admire the mechanism.