Perrelet Grande Phase de Lune centrale

Par Florian Matrion, le 2 décembre 2010
Grande Phase de Lune centrale
Grande Phase de Lune centrale
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Perrelet, specialized in visible rotor on the dial's side, gives this characteristic up in favor of the moon phases indication. Which novelties does it offer? I have sought them for you.
Exclusive! review of the Grande Phase de Lune centrale. Manufacturer data, photos, editor's opinion and watch retail price on thewatchobserver.co.uk
L'avis de la rédaction
68/100
Note des internautes
71.5/100

Slideshow : 16 photos to see that watch from every angle.

 

A very legible display

The display here is very legible, the moon phases occupying the whole dial's upper central part.
The moon is modestly white and the stars that surround it are silver colored, just as the other part of the dial.
The blue background of the night sky echoes the blued steel of the seconds' big hand.
The whole is sober and elegant.

But one might regret that the white material of the stars is not shiny: the effect would have been breath taking!

 

The silver dial surfaces' treatment and the rhythm of the facetted markers surround with an elegant balance the moon phases indication.

 

Another positive aspect is the legibility of the monthly calendar: no aperture here, but a peripheral display through a specific hand, which end is shaped like a small moon in its last quarters...

As a result, considering the dial's diameter, every day is mentioned – and not one out of two, as it is often the case in this kind of display.

The silver dial surfaces' treatment and the rhythm of the facetted markers surround with an elegant balance the moon phases indication.

By way of contrast, the almost industrial way the lower part of the central zone is treated is amazing, with its two bare “hillocks” and the Perrelet's logo confined in a circle – which reminds a bit of a sticker.

 

As for the sword-shaped hands, they are bright – and this is rare enough as far as smart watches are concerned to mention it!

 

An imposing albeit comfortable case

The bezel and the back “jut out” of the fluted flanks: this esthetical bias is one of the Perrelet's codes.

The case is imposing, with its large bezel and its long curved lugs.
They are going down further than the back of the watch and allow thus to the latter to be well positioned on the wrist, even when this one is of limited width.

The comfort when wearing it is consequently good, even if this Perrelet is quite voluminous.

 

The rotor has been given particular attention, as it is always the case with Perrelet. The weight of the inertia block is deported to the periphery, allowing the addition of a sapphire framed by blued steel screws.

The movement

The crown takes over the brand's logo but is shifted to the bottom because of the modular conception of the automatic movement, the P-211.

This one is formed by an ETA 2892 base, to which is added a MHVJ module (Manufacture Horlogère de la Vallée de Joux).

The rotor has been given particular attention, as it is always the case with Perrelet.

The weight of the inertia block is deported to the periphery, allowing the addition of a sapphire framed by blued steel screws.

You can thus constantly admire the Perrelet's logo that has been tapestry worked and multiplied on the bridges, including on the balance cock.
Nevertheless, the finishing would have deserved a little bit more attention...

 

A moon phases settled for 100 years

Theoretically, the moon phases do not need to be settled for 100 years.

If ever the watch stops, two functional correctors that flank the crown come as an aid. The one at 4 o'clock allows settling the date. The one at 2 o'clock allows changing in a synchronized manner the date and the moon phases.

One might appreciate the easy handling.

 

Conclusion

This Perrelet Phase de Lune is an endearing watch.
Its undeniable presence and its bold esthetical choices will be able to seduce amateurs looking for a classical complication with an original design.

 

Pros:

  • an original display of the moon phases
  • very legible indications
  • a good value for money

 

Cons:

  • the surprising treatment of the lower central zone
  • the aesthetical effect of the crown's shift
  • the cumbersome folding buckle

 

Further information:

  • journalist's wrist = 17,5 cm
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Données constructeur

Marque
Modèle
Référence constructeur
Boîtier (matière)
Diamètre boîtier (hors couronne)
Diamètre boîtier (avec couronne)
Mouvement
Calibre
Base calibre
Fonctions
Verre
Capacité de la réserve de marche
Fond transparent
Entre-cornes
Longueur corne à corne
Hauteur boîtier
Etanchéité
Bracelet (matière)
Boucle (type)
Boucle (matière)
Poids total

L'avis de la rédaction 68/100

Confort / Agrément (/15)
détail Mouvement (/20)
Optimisation / Décoration du mouvement (/5) 0
Agrément de manipulation et de réglage (/5) 0
Contrôle du mouvement par la Manufacture / distinctions diverses (/3) 0
Capacité de la réserve de marche (/2) 0
Complications (/5) 0
détail Finitions (/20)
Finitions cadran (/6) 0
Finitions boîtier (/6) 0
Qualité du travail de déco° / gravure du fond de boîte (/2) 0
Qualité du verre (/4) 0
Finitions de la boucle (interne et externe) (/2) 0
détail Fonctionnalité (/20)
Lisibilité diurne (/5) 0
Lisibilité nocturne (/4) 0
Etanchéité (/3) 0
Facilité de réglage et de changement du bracelet (/4) 0
Sécurité / solidité de la boucle (/4) 0
détail Bonus (/10)
Série limitée (/3) 0
Montre fournie avec plusieurs bracelets (/2) 0
Qualité de la boîte et de la sur-boîte (/1) 0
Portabilité avec manches de chemise fermées (/2) 0
Présence de "goodies" (/1) 0
Intelligibilité du booklet (/1) 0
Rapport qualité / prix (/15)
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Note des internautes 71.5/100

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