By Deepa Narwani
Perrelet has introduced the Alternance 10 (A10) calibre which enables complete production control.
All new models launched in 2012 will be equipped with the in-house calibres and Perrelet will in due course replace all the other calibres currently used in other models.
The A10 calibres with integrated double rotor are produced exclusively by Perrelet, which holds the patent for this system.
The first Perrelet watch equipped with the new movement is the Peripheral Double Rotor, the latest of the double rotor models.
Perrelet chief executive officer Fausto Salvi said: “Today more than ever, having in house means of developing and producing horological specialties represents a great opportunity. Production autonomy is an extremely important issue and an aspect that enables us to remain in the avant-garde of our field.
“Witness the recent acceleration we have undertaken in diversifying the Double Rotor modules. The A10 movement represents a milestone achievement for us; we are well on the way towards complete independence.”