By Sanique Lim
In participation with Magnolia Fine Jewelers of NYC, the Premier Swiss watch brand Perrelet, celebrated the debut of its Limited Edition Turbine Dragon in honor of the year of Dragon with much fanfare in a private reception on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the SoHo Grand Hotel of New York City. Over 75 guests were in attendance as Michael Goldstein, the President of Perrelet North America showcased the extraordinary new timepiece with co-host William Wu, the owner of Magnolia Jewelers.
In tribute to this long-awaited year, traditionally considered extremely auspicious, the Limited Edition features a captivating depiction of the sacred animal, the symbol of the Chinese emperors. It appears in all its splendor when the turbine is set into action, portrayed according to the traditional rules, with an upward looking gaze, a body covered with scales and ending in a fish tail and five-clawed paws. Carved out from hand-colored Polynesian mother-of-pearl, it is encrusted into a naturally white motherof- pearl dial. This shimmering creature, accredited with the magical power to engender happiness and harmony, is splendidly highlighted at the heart of a black-clad Turbine watch.