The Predator, chronograph with sectorial seconds: Rebellion's first round-case watch
Since their launch in 2008 REBELLION has developed a strong reputation for their distinctive masculine watches - chronographs, regulator and tourbillons - inspired by racing cars. This year they launch a chronograph with sectorial seconds.
The Predator - REBELLION's first watch clothed in a round cases
In collaboration with award-winning designer Eric Giroud, REBELLION has conceived and developed the Predator in the same spirit as the rest of their collection: with authenticity, refined design, and uncompromising quality and performance.
Race refined components
Many characteristics of the Predator, both technical and aesthetic, are inspired directly from racing cars - like the brake disks and the pedals - and are found throughout the watch.
First we have the five-layered dial, the base of which is in a honeycomb that ensures absolute rigidity while maximising transparency and lightness.
The chronograph counters are connected to the dial by push rod shaped bridges decorated with a central ruby reminding us that, despite the watch's avant-gardist nature, the Predator is crafted with respect to horological tradition.
The sectorial seconds at 9h are indicated by means of a double hand: a shorter hand indicates 0 to 30 seconds, which is then replaced by a longer hand indicating 30 to 60 seconds.
In red gold or steel, the hands of the hours, minutes and chronograph are diamond-cut, hollowed, and then treated with SuperLumiNova to ensure excellent legibility and a lighter vision of time.
The bezel is attached by 8 distinctive screws with heads in the brand's logo and the back by 6 torx screws, reinforcing the racing spirit of the watch.
Another exclusivity of this model: the case, which is constructed in a complex sandwich of superimposed layers allowing considerable personalisation according to owner's taste.
The Predator is available in several case materials: red gold, red gold/ceramic, steel, steel/ceramic and red gold/steel.
The Predator is also available in a time-only version with three hands and date, as well as a mono-pusher chronograph.
An exclusive watch for those with a passion for speed
Despite its relatively classical shape, the Predator perfectly encompasses the passion of REBELLION 's founders for endurance car racing. A passion that carries through to the race team that carries the brand's name, 'Racing Rebellion', which will participate in the Le Mans 24 hours and the Le Mans Series with two Lola LMP1 driven by Nicolas Prost, Andrea Belicchi, Neel Jani and Jean-Christophe Boullion.
A limited edition of 24 watches, called the LM24, will be launched at the Le Mans 24 hours in 2010, and the watches will be worn by the drivers during the race.
Calibre: RE-1, automatic winding with disk brake inspired honeycomb rotor allowing a view through to the movement.
Indications: hours, minutes, sectorial seconds and date in window at 4h30.
Chronograph counters: 12 hours, 30 minutes, 60 seconds.
Power reserve: 50 hours.
Balance frequency: 28'800 A/h (4 Hz).
Dial: black DLC honeycomb.
Indexes: red gold or steel with SuperLumiNova depending on the model.
Hands: hours and minutes diamond-cut, rhodium plated with SuperLumiNova.
Case: round and customisable to taste; numbered; available in red gold, red gold/ceramic, steel, steel/ceramic and red gold/steel
Engraved serial number on plate screwed to side of case.
Crown in red gold or steel, with band in rubber for better grip.
Pushers: design inspired by the pedals of a race car.
Sapphire display black fixed by 6 torx screws allowing appreciation of the fine finishing of the movement.
Water resistance: 100 metres.
Bracelet: black rubber.
Deployment buckle with patented clasp featuring micrometric push-button adjustment allowing precise adjustment while on the wrist.
Clasp in red gold, ceramic or steel, depending on the model.