Rebellion Timepieces - The Weap-One
The Weap-One (pronounced similar to weapon), is a unique timepiece inspired by race car suspension, at the heart of its sapphire tube, is the first flying tourbillon to have 2 axes of rotation including one with two different rotational speeds at each end. The new Weap-One features an asymmetrical, 60-second flying tourbillon movement. Suspended between the hour and minute rollers, the tourbillon is attached to two plates. Each plate rotates at a different speed, resulting in a non-stationary horizontal axis – the first of its kind. Designed by Fabrice Gonet and made in collaboration with CONCEPTO, the movement is housed in a detachable sapphire crystal tube, which offers an undisturbed view and countless mounting options. Integrated into the Weap-One are several pieces of racing technology. Like the wheels of a race car, the rollers and tourbillonmounted plates rotate at varying speeds – the right at 1 rpm, the left .5rpm. To compensate for this difference in speeds, the movement was developed with two differentials modelled after those found in race car suspensions.
Ten ball bearings have replaced jewels in this piece for additional reduction in rotational friction as well as radial loads. Two rollers read the time- hours on the left and minutes on the right, the numbers and indexes are treated with Super-LumiNova to ensure ease of readability day or night. Finishing the piece is a dual crown system - mounted on either side of the movement and fashioned after wheel nuts – the left sets the time while the right winds the 60-hour power reserve.