Rebellion continues its quest for performance and takes us off the beaten track with a surprising evolution of the Weap-One unveiled in 2017. Its Asymmetrical 60-Second Flying Tourbillon is transformed thanks to the use of a high-tech material: the synthetic diamond. A judicious use of sapphire crystal offers this mechanical masterpiece to be literally highlighted at the heart of the WEAP-ONE Diamond Asymmetrical Flying Tourbillon.
Always looking for performance and innovation, for Rebellion, the exception is the rule. The Weap-One goes beyond the limits of imagination. The WEAP-ONE Diamond Asymmetrical Flying Tourbillon explores a new dimension. With its slender structure combining titanium and sapphire, the WEAP-ONE Diamond Asymmetrical Flying Tourbillon is unlike any other timepiece. Two wheel-nut crowns close its atypical cylinder-shaped case. In titanium on the original model, they are here machined from sapphire crystal. The one on the right allows the movement to be wound; the one on the left allows the time to be set. The hours and minutes are displayed using two rollers also machined from sapphire crystal and positioned on the ends of the case. Between the time information, an asymmetrical flying tourbillon with a rotation speed of 60 seconds evolves on several axes.
A world first, the WEAP-ONE Diamond Asymmetrical Flying Tourbillon houses a regulating organ with a cage made of diamond. But not just any since it is a high-tech material used in the aerospace industry for its multiple properties with the advantage of being unbreakable.
Rebellion turned to the Japanese company Adamant Namiki Precision, which uses a patented production method, at high pressure and high temperature, to produce this surprising flat atomic diamond.
Its manufacturing method is spectacular and you have to be patient to obtain the desired length. The Japanese company has opted for heteroepitaxy, a qualitative process by chemical vapour deposition, which allows thin layers a few nanometres thick to grow from the perfectly polished surface of a single crystal. Result? It takes longer than a plant to grow. Judge for yourself! It takes 40 days to produce one millimetre of this synthetic diamond. It therefore took the equivalent of 280 days to obtain the 7 millimetres required for the tourbillon component.
To this were added 80 days of delicate polishing, achieved by using a CMP plasma fusion process. The manufacturing of this unique cage required a full year, which is unheard of to date.
The regulating organ is placed on a frame, which is held on each side on rotating plates. On the right, the plate turns at 1 turns per minute, on the left at 0.5 turns per minute. This difference in speed creates variations in positions in the frame so that the tourbillon can evolve in all of the available space. A combination of several differentials, directly inspired by racing cars, has been developed to compensate for these variations in speed and therefore guarantee a regular force on the regulating organ. The plates can be compared to the wheels of a car, which turn at different speeds in a bend and the tourbillon to the drive shaft, with a differential between the two that allows everything to work.
Thanks to the presence of its tourbillon, the WEAP-ONE Diamond Asymmetrical Flying Tourbillon effectively resists against the negative effects of gravity. Precision and performance are therefore assured. The calibre guarantees 50 hours of power reserve once wound.
This ingenious manual-winding movement is the result of a complex assembly of 529 components, resulting from a development in collaboration with the Concepto team and designed by Fabrice Gonet and Olivier Leu.
MORE THAN JUST A WATCH…
The other asset of this timepiece is its ability to transform itself to meet all your desires. The case is clipped onto its strap using a support. Just detach it to transform it into a table clock. Thanks to various accessories specially created for it, the WEAP-ONE Diamond Asymmetrical Flying Tourbillon can also accompany you in your car or become the elegant companion of your daily life by transforming into a pocket watch with a resolutely futuristic style.
Timekeeper captivated by the legendary race of the Dakar Rally, REBELLION Timepieces offers a new and limited edition of 20 timepieces: The Predator Chronograph Dakar. With its 100% motor sport DNA, REBELLION renews its partnership as official timekeeper of the 42nd edition of the Dakar Rally taking place in January 2020 for the first time in the Middle East. More than a partner, REBELLION will be involved in the race with the participation of its President, Alexandre Pesci.
REBELLION Timepieces and the Dakar Rally have identical DNA through a shared passion for motor sport, a lust for performance, and a flawless professionalism. Their daring cruising speed brings both brands to renew their partnership for a second year in a row to share together a new challenge: the Dakar Rally 2020. This legendary race will take place from January 5 to 17 in Saudi Arabia. A major first for the Dakar Rally that was created in 1978 and had left Africa eleven years ago for America. This third chapter will now take place in the Middle East.
REBELLION Timepieces delighted by this partnership, has decided to develop a personalized version of its iconic Predator Chronograph watch. REBELLION fascinates with its powerful mechanical DNA as well as the diversity of its designs. Reminding the racing cars which participate in the Dakar Rally, and thus a strapping combination of angles, layers and curves, the Predator Chronograph DAKAR offers a perfect blend of watchmaking and automobile aesthetics. Every detail of the design reminds of high-performance racing mechanics.
From the black DLC honeycomb dial to the bezel held by its Rebellion screws colored in 5N, to the patented deployment buckle. Boasting a generous 48-hour power reserve and date indicator, this solid chronograph also stands out for its original seconds’ indicator at 9 o’clock. A short small hand runs from 0 to 30 while a larger hand takes over from 31 to 60 seconds. The Predator Chronograph DAKAR is a limited edition of only 20 pieces.
The Dakar ranks in the top 3 most difficult automobile races in the world, along with the 24H of Le Mans, in which REBELLION participates in the LMP1 category through its REBELLION Racing team. This legendary and spectacular race brings together the international rally-raid elite every year. In January 2020, nearly 500 renowned adventurers and seasoned amateurs will test themselves at the wheel of cars, trucks and motorcycles, combining power and endurance. Invited participants include Nasser Al-Attiyah (winner of the Dakar 2019), Fernando Alonso (double F1 World Champion and Le Mans 24 Hours), Stéphane Peterhansel (13 wins in the Dakar: 6 on motorbikes and 7 in cars), Carlos Sainz (double World Rally Champion and double winner of the Dakar Rally).
Rebellion is also engaged in the race with the participation of its president himself, Alexandre Pesci, with a Rebellion car. Rebellion is very proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the Dakar Rally. This daring edition will cross the most mysterious and profound landscapes of the Middle East. This demanding route extends to Saudi Arabia from Jeddah to Riyadh to finish in Al Qiddiya. The Rebels team will have the great pleasure to welcome you on the Dakar Rally villages (Jeddah / Riyad / Al Qiddiya) to introduce to the public its limited editions: the Predator Chronograph “Dakar” and the Twenty-One 3 hands.
Alexandre Pesci, President of Rebellion Corporation and Dakar Rally Driver 2020:
“We are very pleased to participate in this second year of collaboration with the Dakar Rally, which is taking place this year in Saudi Arabia. I have the honor to take part myself in this great edition driving a Rebellion car to challenge the desert of the Middle East. Moreover, Rebellion Timepieces is proud to introduce our iconic watch, the Predator Chronograph in its “Dakar” personalized version, a true reflection of our Maison and faithful to our values of performance and extreme.”
Timekeeper taken with the iconic Tour Auto, Rebellion Timepieces is all the more very proud of this partnership, as the victory of this 2019 edition by the two Swiss, Raphael Favaro and Yves Badan. Delighted with this partnership, the rebels of Swiss watchmaking launched a limited edition: the Twenty-One 3 Hands Tour Auto.
After five days of racing, the 28th edition of the Tour Auto 2019 was completed in Deauville after a last and final showdown at the Bugatti Circuit of Le Mans and two special stages. Rebellion Timepieces, official timekeeper, is delighted with this partnership, and the two Swiss winners, Raphael Favaro and Yves Badan (Lotus Elan 26R), have won for the second year in a row.
The 240 competitors arrived in Deauville to mark the end of a 2280-kilometers race, including nearly 105 kilometers on closed roads. Leaving the capital in the early hours of Tuesday, April 30th, they then embarked on the roads of France. The latter were then measured in timed events (Competition or Regularity) on four circuits (Dijon-Prenois, Magny-Cours, Charade, Le Mans) and 10 special stages on closed roads. The journey of the Tour Auto was stage in Dijon, Lyon, Vichy, Tours and finally Deauville.
At the wheel of a magnificent Lotus Elan 26R that Raphaël Favaro and Yves Badan once again took the first step of the Tour Auto podium. The two Swiss drivers have won in this epic competition.
Calim Bouhadra, CEO of Rebellion Timepieces :
“We are always very proud to see the Swiss colors shining very high when we talk about motorsport! This weekend was a real success for Rebellion with the superb second place of our Team Rebellion Racing at Spa-Francorchamps (for the World Endurance Championship). Moreover, it is an incredible job that Raphael Favaro and Yves Badan did during this edition of the Tour Auto.”
Raphael Favaro, winner of the Tour Auto 2018 and 2019 edition:
“Proud to be the first Swiss crew to win this event since its inception. The Tour Auto is above all an adventure between passionate friends. Every detail matters because you have to ride with your head (my co-driver, Yves Badan, being a real human calculator and I thank him) when driving more than 500 kilometers per day with less than ideal conditions this year. Each second is precious, with a particularly high level for this 28th edition where we dread the performance of competing cars and the level of drivers. However, the first stage gave us confidence for this very tough race. We are looking forward to 2020! ”
REBELLION Timepieces, delighted with this partnership, has therefore decided to move up a gear by unveiling in Deauville, its entry-level watch: a Twenty-One 3 Hands Tour Auto. Rebellion fascinates both with its powerful mechanical DNA and the diversity of its designs, strongly inspired by racing cars, especially through this new generation of Twenty-One that beats to the rhythm of an automatic Swiss-made movement. This timepiece has a date at 3 o’clock and three hands (hours, minutes, seconds). The movement is complemented by a unique REBELLION finish and a timeless cushion case. With its 38-hour power reserve, it’s the perfect blend of Tour Auto’s classic automotive style, and high-end watchmaking and high-tech processes.
Case : Stainless Steel
Glass : Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Diameter : 46.95mm (width), 16.40mm (height)
Dial : Black indexes and numerals; clear grey dial with the Tour Auto logo
Water resistance : 50 m/5atm
Movement : Date and 3 hands (Hours, Minutes et seconds)
Jewels : 25
Frequency : 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Power reserve : 38 Hours
Bracelet and buckle : Interchangeable strap with a black rubberized base and a white leather integration with “blue, white, and red” finishes. Stainless Steel pin buckle.
20-piece limited edition
ABOUT REBELLION TIMEPIECES
REBELLION Timepieces is one of a kind in the field of Swiss watchmaking. Their passion, perfectionism and performance attitude sparked the company’s inception and continue to push its development each passing day. REBELLION Timepieces’s bold design and limited-series productions are designed for those who share the same ideals. Designed for the asserted individualists, the intense competitors, those passionate about mechanical perfection.