Why We Love it
Why We Love it–
If you’ve ever worn an automatic watch, you owe something of a debt to Perrelet.
Company founder Abraham-Louis Perrelet was one of the inventors of the self-winding movement, having developed an early version way back in 1777. The family-owned firm has since created myriad notable timepieces and instruments — including the first pedometer in 1780 — and was appointed watchmaker to three French kings.
Of course, their modern timepieces are no less notable! 2009 saw the debut of the Turbine, a watch that puts the motor’s ‘double rotor’ movement on display via the dial, thus giving the impression of a spinning propeller. It’s a unique aesthetic brought about by the clever repurposing of a component already in use in an automatic watch. Pretty smart, if you ask us.
The particular Turbine we have here is a Reference A1051 dating to circa the 2020s. Housed in a 44mm black PVD case with a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, and a polished PVD bezel, it features a black and orange ‘turbine’ dial with a black outer chapter ring, and a luminous dagger handset. Powered by the Perrelet Calibre P331MH movement with 42 hours of power reserve, it comes paired to a black rubber strap with a signed PVD pin buckle.
Clever, eye-catching, and bold, the Turbine is a watch for someone who wants to stand out from the crowd.
If that’s you, then you know what to do!
The case is in outstanding condition overall showing light signs of wear from gentle use. Red and black turbine beneath black chapter ring with arabic indices is in as-new condition with matching 'dagger' handset. Signed crown. Sapphire display caseback.
A relatively small and nimble company, MB&F crafts kinetic sculptures in partnership with some of the most learned minds in watchmaking, including Stephen McDonnell, Kari Voutilainen, L’Epée, and others, the results of which are breathtaking. Certain of these works are displayed in the company’s “M.A.D. Galleries” (“mechanical art devices”) around the world, allowing buyers, potential customers, and others to view the firm’s groundbreaking horological art in a nontraditional setting.
MB&F and its creations have been awarded by the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève — the “Oscars” of the watch world — in recognition of the firm’s creativity, spirit, and watchmaking accomplishment. Truly, there are few companies operating today whose wares can be considered as thought-provoking and innovative as those of Maximilian Büsser & Friends.
Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.
Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.
We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.
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Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns+
All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.
Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.
We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.
Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.
We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.