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The big brother of the popular Perrelet Turbine watch is here. This is the Perrelet Turbine XL. A more complex looking and larger follow-up to the not-to-be-discontinued Turbine watch. Aside from style changes to the spinning turbine on the dial, bezel “claws” and a more instrumental looking face, the Turbine XL is now a full 50mm in width. It sounds more intimidating than it is. I got to wear the Turbine XL, and while it is huge, it isn’t ridiculous on the wrist. More of a statement piece than its predecessor.

Perrelet will offer a few versions of the Turbine XL. Each version has a DLC black coated steel bezel. Some models have brushed titanium cases, others have DLC coated titanium cases, and a higher-end model will have a 18k rose gold case. In all, just like the original Turbine watch, there will be enough styles to offer most people something exciting.

An interesting improvement on the Turbine XL is the design of the turbine vanes on the dial. Like the original, the turbine vanes are connected to the rotor of the automatic movement, and spin with it. In the XL the turbine vanes are angled and bit, and the rear dial design has been improved me make the spinning effect more dazzling. It is an impressive refinement on an already clever watch.

Dial accents will include green, orange, while, and gold. I anticipate more coming in the future. Perrelet here as asserted its dedication to the Turbine line of sport themed watches, and is (quite literally) growing the collection. Prices for the Perrelet Turbine XL watches range from $6,000 – $6,650 in titanium, to $25,900 in gold.

Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.

Filed under: Timepieces / Watches

Perrelet Turbine XL Watch originally appeared on Luxist on Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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