Korean-American actor Sung Kang is probably best known for his role in the Fast & Furious franchise, in which he played Han Lue in four of the (so far) seven movies. He also appeared in Live Free or Die Hard and Ninja Assassin as well as in several television series, Including “NYPD Blue,” “Cold Case,” “Monk,” and “CSI.”
As an action enthusiast and fan of mechanics, Sung Kang’s latest role involves assisting the Swiss watch brand Perrelet in developing a new limited-edition watch model based on the existing Perrelet Turbine, the first of which was first introduced in 2009.
The result of the cooperation, the Perrelet “Turbine Sung Kang” (Ref. A 1098/2) premiered at the beginning of June during the watch and jewelry shows in Las Vegas, with local car club “Cars and Coffee Las Vegas” providing a perfect stage for both the watch and the actor. Sung Kang participated in his own car, the FuguZ (a 1973 Datsun 240Z project car; see photo at top), which has already won awards on several occasions.
Cars and Coffee aims to bring together enthusiasts of all types of cars, from classics and sports cars to concept cars, every Saturday morning. It is an opportunity for automobile fans to display their cars and, of course, start the day with a cup of coffee.
Sung Kang’s initials “SK” can be found on one of the ten anodized aluminum blades on the Turbine’s dial. And you neither need to be fast nor furious to set them in motion: since there is no functional connection between the disk and the mechanical movement beneath, the blades start to spin at the slightest movement of the wrist, creating a rather unique optical effect. Five tungsten counterweights ensure that the blades always return to their starting point. As a watch targeted a petrol heads, its dial has been shifted from 12 o’clock to 2 o’clock to ensure better readability when driving. The fully integrated crown can still be found at 3 o’clock.
The Perrelet Turbine Sung Kang is limited to 350 pieces (with the individual number engraved on the caseback) and comes with a 44-mm steel case with black PVD coating, an exhibition caseback, and a water-resistance of 50 meters. Under the hood ticks Perrelet’s automatic P 331 automatic movement (based on the Soprod A10) with a power reserve of approximately 42 hours and a rhodium-plated oscillating weight. The watch comes with proprietary lugs and is fitted with a black rubber strap and a matching black PVD buckle.
The Perrelet Turbine Sung Kang is coming to a retailer near you in August 2016; the list price is expected to be $4,988.