Perrelet is a Swiss luxury watchmaker famed for inventing the automatic-wind turning rotor in 1777 and now they have turned to a ‘Bollywood’ cinema debut in the movie ‘RUSTOM’, directed by Tinu Suresh Desai. It stars Akshay Kumar in the titular role of naval officer Rustom Pavri and is based on true events.
With the importance of timing and sophistication required by the main character, Perrelet supplied the filmaker an original Perrelet “Dipteros” watch from the historic collection.
The Dipteros was a breakthrough watch in 1995 as the world’s first “double rotor” timepiece – a unique system that connected the rotor of the automatic system to a second rotor on the dial side. The rotation of two perfectly synchronized rotors ensured more efficient winding.
Perrelet’s First Class Double Rotor, revealed in 2016, is a direct descendant of the Dipteros that you can buy today. It is presented in a 42.5mm steel or gold case, and powered by the in-house Calibre P-181 automatic movement.
There are four models composed of two dial types (solid or skeletonised) with either alligator strap or steel bracelet options.
AlphaLuxe has a special relationship with Perrelet as we are Global Exclusive Launch Retailer for the Perrelet Turbine Offset Sung Kang watch; a 350-piece Limited Edition from the single rotor TURBINE Collection.
Read the Watch Review of the 2016 Launch
This is not just exclusivity online but as exclusive first retailer before any shops world wide.
This Perrelet Turbine Offset watch was their first foray into ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Drift Racing’ culture. The offset hour markers make it easier to read the time when the driver’s hands are on the steering wheel. Look where the ’12’ is…..
A dashing naval officer, a beautiful wife and a perfect world. This was Naval Commander Rustom Pavri’s life.
Until one day he realizes his perfect life isn’t what he thought it was. As events unfold, we realize his wife is having an affair with his best friend. Three fatal shots change their lives.
Based on true events, ‘Rustom’, by Zee Studios and Kriarj Entertainment, is a gripping tale about pride, passion and power, and a man who must his uphold his own integrity and that of the nation.
Produced by Aruna Bhatia, Nittin Keni, Akash Chawla, Virender Arora, Ishwar Kapoor, Arjun N Kapoor and Shital Bhatia, ‘Rustom’ opened in cinemas on 12 August 2016.
Author’s Biography: Melvyn Teillol-Foo (MTF)
Dr Melvyn Teillol-Foo is a contributor on AlphaLuxe web-zine.
He was also CEO of PuristSPro.com horology discussion fora. He blends his scientific medical objectivity from the pharmaceutical industry with purist passion, in his musings about watches, travel, wine, food and other epicurean delights.
His travelog ‘Lazing’ and feasting ‘Grazing’ series of articles have now passed into “mythic legend” on the original ‘ThePuristS.com’ website. Those were the halcyon days when he was “rich and famous” that he remembers with bittersweet fondness.
Dr Teillol-Foo is a quoted enthusiast on the watch industry, appearing in feature articles and interviews by Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Sunday Times (London), Chronos (Japan), Citizen Hedonist (France) and other publications. He has authored articles for magazines like International Watch (iW) – both U.S. & Chinese editions, ICON (Singapore), August Man (Singapore), Comfort (China) and The Watch (Hong Kong).