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Re­bel­lion has ex­panded its col­lec­tion yet again af­ter de­but­ing its new RE-1 2.0 chrono­graph and a three-handed Preda­tor S. As with any Re­bel­lion cre­ation, both of­fer­ings em­body the best of the renowned Swiss watch­maker’s rac­ing-in­spired crafts­man­ship and en­gi­neer­ing.

Kick­ing things off with the Preda­tor S, this smaller ver­sion of Re­bel­lion’s Preda­tor has been fash­ioned much like a race car. For starters, its date dis­play aper­ture evokes a fuel tank flap. This model also fea­tures char­ac­ter­is­tics that are typ­i­cal of the au­to­mo­tive world like the mul­ti­lay­ered dial with its hon­ey­comb base and the bezel at­tached by eight dis­tinc­tive logo-branded screws.

Sim­i­lar to the larger Preda­tor, this S ver­sion har­nesses an au­to­matic Swiss-made move­ment en­gine that’s equally ro­bust as it is pre­cise. Be­sides em­ploy­ing 27 jewels in its build, the move­ment boasts a 4hz bal­anc­ing fre­quency on top of a 48-hour re­serve; of­fer­ing pre­cise sec­onds, min­utes, hours and date read­ings.

Set­ting the Preda­tor S apart from the Preda­tor base is its smaller 42mm ti­ta­nium or ti­ta­nium black DLC case. Fin­ish­ing things off here is the dial’s anti-re­flec­tive sap­phire crys­tal glass, and a leather strap with fold­ing clasp type buckle, the lat­ter two help­ing to keep this timepice as classy in its feel too.

Next up comes Re­bel­lion’s new­est square-framed RE-1 2.0 chrono­graph of­fer­ing. Res­o­lutely mas­cu­line, con­tem­po­rary, and with its el­e­gant square frame fea­tur­ing a hon­ey­comb pat­tern, the RE-1 2.0 gives way to the most sought-af­ter fin­ishes, with this level of fi­nesse sig­nal­ing Re­bel­lion’s con­tin­u­ous push­ing of the codes of lux­ury beyond their lim­its.

Proud of this new sporty dial de­sign, Re­bel­lion also of­fers ver­sions of this mon­u­men­tal case de­sign fea­tur­ing a com­bi­na­tion of forged and braided car­bon, as well as gold or ti­ta­nium fin­ishes. The move marks a sub­tle al­lu­sion to the orig­i­nal ma­te­ri­als of race car chas­sis that of­fers both ex­cep­tional light­ness and rigid­ity. For this of­fer­ing, Re­bel­lion em­ploys yet an­other 27-jewel Swiss au­to­matic chrono­graph move­ment en­gine. Be­sides hours, min­utes, small sec­ond and date read­outs, there’s a chrono­graph mech­a­nism that works by us­ing the cen­tral 60-sec­ond hand, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock and 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock.

All this is bal­anced at a fre­quency of 4Hz and pow­ered by a 48-hour re­serve too. Fin­ish­ing things off here are the choice be­tween brown, black, red and blue-hued vul­can­ised rub­ber straps and fold­ing clasp type buckle com­bi­na­tion. All in all, the RE-1 2.0 isn’t just a race-in­spired chrono­graph, it’s also one that’s ready to go rac­ing with its wearer too.

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