Truly Re­bel­lion


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In­de­pen­dent Swiss watch­maker Re­bel­lion isn’t one to abide by the rules, es­pe­cially if its lat­est of­fer­ings are any­thing to go by. Meet the Re­bel­lion T2M and WEAP-ONE.

De­scribed by its maker as “half watch, half race car”, the T2M’s big fea­tures are its su­perb chas­sis and pow­er­ful en­gine. Each man­u­fac­tured from a sin­gle piece of ti­ta­nium, the sleek, an­gu­lar chas­sis re­veals its ex­cep­tional V8 (eight cylin­ders) ‘en­gine’ through its sap­phire crys­tal.

The T2M moniker comes from the time­piece’s 1400-hour power re­serve, which is the equiv­a­lent of two months. Its rev­o­lu­tion­ary and patented en­ergy dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem al­lows for easy recharge in just a few sim­ple steps. That, plus the en­gine, which is an orig­i­nal move­ment, is tes­ta­ment to Re­bel­lion’s un­re­lent­ing re­search and de­vel­op­ment.

In a glow­ing trib­ute to en­durance and to the au­to­mo­bile races that Re­bel­lion holds dear, just 10 pieces of the T2M will be made avail­able, each cus­tomised upon re­quest.

With the WEAP-ONE, Re­bel­lion again takes to the next level its ethos of go­ing against the norm. This asym­met­ri­cal f ly­ing tour­bil­lion, which can be worn on the body or dis­played on a dash­board, is a piece of me­chan­i­cal art that’s truly un­in­hib­ited in de­sign.

Sus­pended be­tween the hour and minute rollers is an asym­met­ri­cal, 60-sec­ond f ly­ing tour­bil­lon that ro­tates on mul­ti­ple axes. This in­no­va­tive fea­ture en­ables the tour­bil­lon to defy earth’s grav­i­ta­tional pull from all sides. Two wheel nuts com­plete the look of the rev­o­lu­tion­ary and unique piece.

In­spired by race car sus­pen­sions, the WEAP-ONE har­nesses an ex­clu­sive man­u­fac­ture move­ment co-de­vel­oped with Con­cepto. It’s housed within a de­tach­able tube so it can eas­ily be­come a minia­ture ta­ble clock. To fa­cil­i­tate han­dling, it has an ar­ma­ture com­pris­ing two push-pieces lo­cated on the ti­ta­nium chas­sis.

To com­ple­ment the WEAP-ONE, Re­bel­lion plans to ready a series of ac­ces­sories that will mul­ti­ply the uses of this time­piece, al­low­ing it to be­come a desk­top clock, a car clock, or even a pocket watch.

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