Peren have chosen to use the Sellita SW200-1 in this Swiss Made watch – a well known automatic calibre with very similar specs and design to the ETA 2824-2. Peren also tout that each movement is regulated in house. The watch I’ve been looking at over the last week has been running an average of 5 seconds fast per day, which is not bad at all. In addition to the 8 beats per second sweep and the 38 hours of power reserve, the Sellita engine also has a date complication, and I’m very happy to see Peren have color-matched it to their unique shade of blue/green.
I’ve quite enjoyed having this watch on my wrist, and the way it wears is a big part of the charm. If you have a smaller wrist then you might be tempted by the 39mm diameter, and further still by the conical bezel which brings the whole thing in a little smaller still. But beware, the slender lugs reach out to almost 49m from tip, and the ‘male’ endlink pushes that a little further still. It feels perfectly fine on my wrist (and I quite like the slightly elongated appearance), but there’s a definite danger of overhang on a small wrist. Of course, to alleviate this you can switch out the strap for something that wraps around the wrist a little tighter – and the drilled lugs help strap changes.
I was slightly apprehensive checking out this watch citing direct influence from a Karst Lake in deepest Transylvania, and I almost went without mentioning the ‘fangs’ logo adorning the dial and crown – but that’s because no single detail stands out as being tacky. I do wish for a better match of finished between the bracelet and case, but aside from that there really isn’t much to fault, and the slightly unexpected proportions make the watch rather than detract from it. The Peren Nera Rogue X is limited to 300 pieces, currently available for preorder at 519 CHF with delivery targeted for January. Peren.