Basel Preview: Perrelet Big Central Moonphase

Perrelet Big Central Moonphase

Perrelet’s latest timepiece places the moonphase display front and center and scales it up dramatically for maximum effect. Developed and manufactured by the group’s affiliate, MHVJ, (Manufacture horlogère Vallée de Joux). The Big Central Moonphase combines a striking appearance with precision. Find pricing and wallpaper inside.

The 42mm x 14.3mm case houses an automatic movement with 29 jewels and a 40 hour power reserve. The Big Central Moonphase has three interacting central components: a carrier, starwheel and pinion. The mechanism does not require correction for more than 100 years.

The USA retail price is $5,500.

Complete specifications appear below the images, which may be enlarged with a click.

Perrelet Big Central Moonphase
Perrelet Big Central Moonphase


Movement: Automatic Movement

Function: Moonphase: central hands indicating hours, minutes, seconds and date. Central moonphase from 9 to 3 o’clock.

Autonomy in hours (fully wound): 40 hours

Number of Rubies: 29

Case: 42 mm

Case thickness: 14.30mm

Crystal: Anti-glare sapphire

Water Resistance: 5 ATM

Bracelet: available in stainless steel and black alligator, deployant buckle with push-buttons.

Width of strap: 20/18mm

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