Officially presented during Baselworld, the First Class Double Rotor Skeleton 20th Anniversary timepiece by Perrelet is a tribute to brand heritage and the art of skeletal mechanics. Celebrating two decades of their iconic Double Rotor, the 250-year-old watchmaker created the special-edition timepiece to commemorate their own accomplishments, as well as those of the horological industry. With a clear skeletal watch face, the inner movement can be see—including the rhythmic second motor.
Considered a pioneer of horology, Abraham-Louis Perrelet invented the first successful self-winding mechanism, and the brand continues this tradition of innovation today. Over the last two-and-a-half centuries of invention, the house sees their patent Double Rotor as their defining achievement, as the lower and upper rotors allow the wearer to see inside the movement and actually observe the automatic winding function. In the First Class Double Rotor Skeleton 20th Anniversary, the openworked dial offers a view of this emblematic movement.
But the interior mechanics of the Double Rotor is not the only allure of this timepiece. The mechanics are finished in 18-karat pink gold with a Côtes de Genève finish and special engraving to notate the anniversary. The Manufacture Perrelet P-481 caliber even includes a ruby stone in its heart for added beauty. This anniversary-edition watch comes outfitted with an alligator leather strap, and comes in two shades with 250 pieces available in a steel version and 77 available in pink gold.