Perrelet 5-Minute Repeater Limited Edition of 50 Pieces
Approximate retail price: S$49,000
Box & Papers: generic box, no papers
Serial: Limited Edition no. 29 out of 50
Year: circa 2000s
Dial: white Guilloche dial
Crystal: sapphire crystal
Bezel type: 18k rose gold
Case: 18k rose gold
Case diameter: 42mm (excludes crown)
Crown: 18k rose gold Perrelet signed crown. Repeater push-button at 8 o'clock
Caseback: 18k rose gold caseback w/ exhibition window
Band: original alligator strap with 18k rose gold & stainless steel deployant clasp
Who is Perrelet?
He was a renowned Swiss horologist who invented a self-winding mechanism in 1770 for pocket watches. Perrelet's watch worked on the same principle as a modern wristwatch, and was designed to wind as the owner walked, using an oscillating weight inside the large watch that moved up and down. Perrelet is thus widely acknowledged as the inventor of the basic movement known today as an AUTOMATIC (self-winding) movement.