In April of this year Perrelet introduced a new line of dive watches dubbed the Seacraft 777. Perrelet is widely known for making the Turbine and the beautiful Perrelet Double Rotor and can indeed trace their roots to the development of the first automatic movement for a pocket watch. The new 777 line consists of a 3-hand model, a GMT, and a chronograph.
The new line exhibits excellent styling cues (great hands) and features a 4mm thick anti-reflective sapphire crystal and an integrated automatic helium escape valve meaning the Seacraft 777 is not only protected to 800 m, but functional as a diver as well. The 3-hand and GMT models feature 42mm cases while the chronograph functionality finds its home in a 45mm case. All models can be had with black, blue or white dials and can be fitted with either a leather strap or a classy stainless steel bracelet. The bracelet boasts screwed-link construction, a push button fold-over clasp and a slide-out dive extension.
While Perrelet doesn’t have a model line consisting of many other sport watches, dive watches are very popular and we think this new line is an attractive endeavour for the brand. Our favourite is the black dial GMT version which features a lovely date sub-dial at 6 o’clock. It is definitely the sharp yet traditional styling that makes this new Seacraft line at home with the rest of its Perrelet siblings as the brand has often balanced modern styling with classic execution. At $3100 USD for the 3 hand, $4800 for the GMT and $5000 dollars for the chronograph (The bracelet is a $300 option for any model) the new Seacraft line is not cheap but will likely end up being competitively priced given its competition from the new Tag Heuer Aquaracer 500m and the Omega Planet Ocean range. For that price, we will likely just have to enjoy the photos. Check out Perrelet’s website for more info and to see the entire lineup.