Celebrating its role as the Official Timekeeper of the premiere of the Dakar “3rd Chapter” taking place in Saudi Arabia, REBELLION Timepieces has created a special limited edition Predator Chronograph.
With its 100% motor sport DNA, REBELLION renews its partnership as official timekeeper of the 42nd edition of the Dakar Rally taking place in January 2020 for the first time in the Middle East. More than a partner, REBELLION will be involved in the race with the participation of its President, Alexandre Pesci.
REBELLION Timepieces and the Dakar Rally renewed their partnership for a second year in a row to share together a new challenge: the Dakar Rally 2020. This legendary race will take place from January 5 to 17 in Saudi Arabia, a major first for the Dakar Rally that was created in 1978 and had left Africa eleven years ago for America. This third chapter will now take place in the Middle East.
REBELLION Timepieces delighted by this partnership, has decided to develop a personalized version of its iconic Predator Chronograph watch. REBELLION fascinates with its powerful mechanical DNA as well as the diversity of its designs.
Reminding the racing cars which participate in the Dakar Rally, and thus a strapping combination of angles, layers and curves, the Predator Chronograph DAKAR offers a perfect blend of watchmaking and automobile aesthetics. Every detail of the design reminds of high-performance racing mechanics. From the black DLC honeycomb dial to the bezel held by its Rebellion screws colored in 5N, to the patented deployment buckle.
Boasting a generous 48-hour power reserve and date indicator, this solid chronograph also stands out for its original seconds’ indicator at 9 o’clock. A short small hand runs from 0 to 30 while a larger hand takes over from 31 to 60 seconds. The Predator Chronograph DAKAR is a limited edition of only 20 pieces.
The Dakar ranks in the top 3 most difficult automobile races in the world, along with the 24H of Le Mans, in which REBELLION participates in the LMP1 category through its REBELLION Racing team. This legendary and spectacular race brings together the international rally-raid elite every year. In January 2020, nearly 500 renowned adventurers and seasoned amateurs will test themselves at the wheel of cars, trucks and motorcycles, combining power and endurance. Invited participants include Nasser Al-Attiyah (winner of the Dakar 2019), Fernando Alonso (double F1 World Champion and Le Mans 24 Hours), Stéphane Peterhansel (13 wins in the Dakar: 6 on motorbikes and 7 in cars), Carlos Sainz (double World Rally Champion and double winner of the Dakar Rally). Rebellion is also engaged in the race with the participation of its president himself, Alexandre Pesci, with a Rebellion car. This daring edition will cross the most mysterious and profound landscapes of the Middle East. This demanding route extends to Saudi Arabia from Jeddah toRiyadh to finish in Al Qiddiya.
Model: Predator Chronograph Dakar
Black DLC-treated titanium
Left side of the case, screws’ bezel and pushers are treated in DLC 5N
The logo Dakar Rally, Saudi Arabia and “limited edition” are engraved on the left side of the watch
Crystal: anti-reflecting Sapphire crystal
Back: 5N transfer of the Dakar Rally 42nd edition race path and the logo of the Dakar Rally
Water resistance: 100 m/10atm
Black DLC-treated honeycomb
Finishing: an original small-seconds dial at 9 o’clock, and two counters for the chronograph at 3 and 6 o’clock
Three hands automatic Swiss made Chronograph movement
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 alt/h)
Power-reserve: 48 Hours
Chronograph (counters of 12h and 30 min at respectively 6 o’clock and 3 o’clock), date, hours, minutes and sectorial seconds
Black vulcanized rubber strap, folding clasp with a quadruple patented buckle millimetric adjustment
Bracelet in nubuck; folding clasp
Limited edition of 20 pieces