REBELLION Timepieces is a high end Swiss watchmaker based in Lornay, Switzerland. It was founded in 2008 by an industrialist passionate about watchmaking, high technology and car racing. They are the only watch brand to have its own racing team, REBELLION Racing. The expertise in technology and design garnered from the race team are integrated into every unique and complex timepiece.
Rebellion Timepieces made its debut at Baselworld 2008 with a spectacular set of five calibers, including a world premiere: a GMT Jumping Hour. Crafted in small quantities, Rebellion’s bespoke, precision-engineered cases and movements offer cutting-edge style to a select few. The five Rebellion watches unveiled were a manual wind with power reserve; a cam-lever chronograph; a column wheel chronograph; world premiere GMT Jumping Hour; and a stunning all-new tourbillon.
In 2009 Rebellion consolidated by appointing prestigious partners such as Laurent Besse for the conception of two new movements and Eric Giroud for the design of a new version of the original case. Baselworld 2009 was an unqualified success, with the establishment of the first markets and points of sale throughout the world. The tenacity and stubbornness of Rebellion’s founders had triumphed, and the same character traits can be found in the world of endurance car racing of Le Mans,another shared passion to which Rebellion is completely committed through the Swiss team, Rebellion Racing.
All of Rebellion’s research, development and production takes place in Switzerland, where the very highest standards are both demanded and obtained. Rebellion has total mastery of all facets of the development and manufacture of their timepieces. Rebellion blends highly sophisticated technical know-how and cutting-edge production facilities – including high-tech precision lasers and complex five-axis CNC machinery – with bold contemporary design and an uncompromising approach to quality.
Rebellion leads; their timepieces do not follow style or trends, and are for those who demand a very exclusive, high quality, high-tech wristwatch. The Rebellion family of contemporary timepieces share common traits in terms of their highly sophisticated technical design and construction, bespoke movements, impeccable quality and elaborate case and dials.All of Rebellion’s movements are bespoke and have been designed, developed, produced and assembled in Switzerland under the most quality-conscious conditions using the very latest technology and techniques.
The movements are exhaustively tested in Rebellion’s own state-of-the-art testing laboratory to ensure both their accuracy and reliability. The dials of Rebellion watches are multi-layered, providing a three-dimensional visual feast as well as offering unparalleled flexibility in terms of choice of materials. The latter offers a vast range of possibilities for personalisation.
The solid indices are applied – not stamped – in a material which matches and complements both case and hands. Double anti-reflective coatings on the massive sapphire crystal offer an unimpeded view of the dial. The compound curves and bevelled edges of the crystal, incredibly difficult to achieve, further add to the overall feeling that Rebellion timepieces are a cut above the ordinary.
The milling of each modular Rebellion case takes more than a day using the latest generation of laser cutters and five-axis CNC milling machines. Complex and demanding work, but the result speaks for itself in terms of quality and customisation options.
Rebellion wristwatches benefit from natural rubber grips on crown and pushers; automatic rotors are milled from solid 18kt gold; all models including the tourbillon are water-resistant to 100 metres; and all come with natural rubber straps.Rebellion timepieces are crafted in small quantities with precision-engineered cases and bespoke movements offering exclusivity with cutting-edge style.
In 2017, Rebellion announced a strategic partnership with Danish supercar manufacture Zenvo Automotive at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. As part of the partnership, Rebellion Timepieces announced a new watch model and timing instrumentation for Zenvo Automotive’s supercars. The partnership extends into technical collaboration with Rebellion Racing which will include shared engineering capabilities, data and testing. Also revealed at the show was a limited edition Predator 2.0 GMT Zenvo timepiece. This racing-inspired, dual time-zone watch features a dial adorned with a brake and a caliper hour hand. It serves as the pair’s first act of partnership.
In 2017, Rebellion Timepieces became the Official Timing Partner of the ELMS (European Le Mans Series) thanks to a three-year partnership agreement.
About Rebellion Racing
REBELLION Racing was born in 2008, of the association between SPEEDY Racing and SEBAH Racing. It is the most rewarded Endurance team in the past 10 years.
Since 2011, REBELLION Racing is the only team to have contested the domination of the manufacturers’ teams from Audi, Porsche and Toyota in the World Endurance Championship. REBELLION Racing finished Le Mans 24 Hours in 4th position twice in 2012 and 2014, in front of manufacturers’ team cars. They also finished on the podium of FIA WEC races four times including to podiums in a row in 2016 in Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps.
From 2011 to 2016 REBELLION Racing was the dominant privateer LMP-1 Team in the FIA World Endurance Championship, winning it 5 years in a row. They have also won prestigious race events in the USA. In 2014, REBELLION Racing introduced their own LMP1 cars the Rebellion R-One, with this car REBELLION Racing adding three more World Championship wins in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Official website: http://www.rebellion-timepieces.com