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The history of the great Perrelet watch brand begins in the middle of the XVIII century, when its founder, Abraham-Louis twenty-Pearl (? Abraham-Louis Perrelet, 1729-1826) decided to do their own watchmaking.
Abraham-Louis was born on January 9, 1729 in the Swiss town of Le Locle (Le Locle) in a family that lived in this city since the XIV century. His father, Daniel Pearl, was a farmer and carpenter, as well as a talented craftsman who make tools for local watchmakers. Following in the footsteps of his father, Abraham-Louis worked as his assistant. Soon, however, it woke up the love of horology, the art, which was intensively developed since the beginning of the century. At age 20, he decided to start watchmaking. Very quickly, Abraham-Louis has established itself as an innovator in the art of watchmaking.
Perle has created a set of tools necessary for the manufacture of gears and trigger. The first in Le Locle, he created a watch with a cylinder and a two-step descents, with a duplex escapement device, with a full calendar and synchronization.
Over the years, its reputation is a talented inventor and master increased. He improved finish and reinforced gears, wheels, screw mechanism. Abraham-Louis devoted himself to the utopian idea of a perpetual motion machine, which is why he has supplied all hours of reliable and trouble-free automatic winding mechanism. At the time clock factory special small key that was quite a tedious task, and a brilliant watchmaker wanted to give up the routine. Beginning in 1770, the master produced a lot of hours with the "hammer" groovy weight, and some time later, invented the "rotor", which is a solution of all the problems with resistance.
Among the most ingenious creations Pearl is attributed automatic winding mechanism. But the success of this invention only came in 1880, when the Viennese engineer August Ritter von Lauer used the central rotor in series production. Today, the museum of La Chaux-de-Fonds kept watch by Abraham-Louis Pearl ninety-six years. Many well-known watchmakers XVIII century were students Perle, including the "father of Swiss timekeeping," Jacques-Frederic Ure, and some reputable historians rank well here and the famous Abraham-Louis Breguet (Abram-Louis Breguet).
Pearl business was continued in the whole dynasty of watchmakers. The grandson of Abraham-Louis - Louis Frederick Perls (Louis-Frederic Perrelet) from an early age showed a tendency to mechanics and mathematics. He was born near Le Locle, May 14, 1781. Learn watchmaking, Louis-Frederic went to Paris. Wasting no time, he earned a reputation as an independent watchmaker by the invention of the astronomical clock Perrelet, which were made in 1815 and presented at the World Exhibition in 1823. Louis Frederick was the official watchmaker of three French kings: Louis XVIII, Charles X and Louis-Philippe.
Career Louis Frederick Perls was at its peak in 1820. He was a member of the exclusive club of famous watchmakers, and his reputation as a scientist and inventor established in many European countries. On the occasion of the exhibition of French industrial output in 1827 by Louis-Frederick Perls presented unique Split-Second Chronograph. September 20, 1827, he patented his invention, and these revolutionary watches Perrelet earned him the Gold Medal of the Academy of Sciences in 1830. Today, this chronograph is presented in the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, it is in excellent condition. Without a doubt, this is - one of the most outstanding inventions in the watch industry XIX century. For the models developed for the exhibition in 1834, Louis Frederick Perls was awarded the title of Knight of the Legion of Honour.
New breath Perrelet brand has acquired in 1993, in Neuchatel was established firm "Perrelet SA". Pearl business revived industrialist and collector of vintage watches with another famous name Audemars Flavio (Flavio Audemars). Vice-president of the board of the company is Jean Pearl - a descendant of the family of watchmakers in Le Locle.
"Perrelet SA" produces only automatic watch, and only in Switzerland. Each timepiece according to the Charter should have significant technical and aesthetic innovations. The first collection agency "Perrelet SA" presented to the public in the spring of 1995: Dipteros I and Dipteros II, the trilogy James Cook, Air Zermatt I and Air Zermatt II. Then there was patented novelty "Perrelet SA"-double rotor.
In 1998 the company "Perrelet SA" has revitalized the invention of Louis Frederick Perls and presented in the form of an exclusive collection of hundreds of split-chronograph. Each dial the collection is made by hand, is different from the rest of guilloche pattern and color, so it can rightly be considered the only one of its kind.
Special attention has been awarded hour public collection Rectangle Royale, released in a few lines: Rectangle Royale Limited Edition, Rectangle Royale Chronograph and Lady R, where he again was not without a double rotor.
In 2007 the company introduced the Model A in 1011. The acronym hides automatic caliber P-121 system equipped with a calendar day-date and alarm clock. Also new in 2007 became the first in the collection Perrelet watches for men lunar calendar Central Lunar Phase, which are equipped with the caliber P-211 and are made in many colors, among which are especially worth noting the red classic version in steel.
In 2008, the presentation of a female model "Diamond Flower", equipped with the caliber P-181. "Diamond Flower" can rightly be called a new category of ladies' watches, combining two previously distinct worlds - the world of jewelry and the world of mechanical watchmaking.
Perrelet brand has reflected the atmosphere of the lack of time and space inherent in the traditional watchmaking craftsmanship, which is characterized by four parameters: quality, creativity, authenticity and reliability. Make the mood and spirit of a bygone era, it acquired in its luxurious past, offering its uniqueness as an alternative to the current date brands.
The motto of the company Perrelet: "Tradition and Innovation" reflects its essence. Following the Statute, Perrelet watches can only be produced in Switzerland. The second part of the motto - innovation - represents a permanent entry in the design of models of technical and aesthetic innovations. Due to this attitude to the production of watches, all models Perrelet, are hand-made look elegant: how complex mechanisms, and sports watches. Exclusivity of each of the products is confirmed by an individual number engraved on the case.