REBELLION – PREDATOR 2.0 REGULATOR TOURBILLON
QUEST FOR PRECISION
Today, a regulator or tourbillon complication on a timepiece is more aesthetic than practical. But when these 2 historic symbols of haute horlogerie come together in a single watch movement, the result can be quite appealing.
Since this young brand launched, Rebellion has set itself apart with a fresh take on watch face design and display. Rebellion drew from time-honoured watchmaking tradition for the Predator 2.0 Regulator Tourbillon, with hours and minutes indicated by two separate counters. The design is reminiscent of regulators in the past which served as reference tools to time trains. Steering away from the railway look and feel, this new timepiece takes on the more contemporary aesthetic of a sports car dashboard, featuring red hands that stand out and enhance readability of the dial.
This singular watch is powered by automatic movement and timekeeping components take a cue from purely traditional haute horlogerie displays. Sandblasting, bevelling and polishing are all done by hand and the integrated tourbillon negates the effects of gravity to maintain precision timekeeping. Two parallel-mounted barrels provide a 65-hour power reserve and the sapphire crystal on the back provides a full view of the oscillating weight. Visual symmetry meets weight asymmetry in this timepiece.
The impressive 48mm case on the 30 Predator 2.0 Regulator Tourbillons available comes in a choice of rose gold or platinum and a third black titanium DLC option boasts a sportier Rebellion signature.
Price: 70,000 CHF rebellion-timepieces.com
By Dan Diaconu