A chronograph for the 21st Century: forceful, emphatic, modern.

 

Press release

 

For 2011, watch-designer Eric Giroud has re-examined and re-worked the distinctive case he developed for Rebellion’s imposing RE-1 Chronograph. The RE-1 has undergone a revamp to emphasize its strength and power. The attention to detail has refined the look with deft and subtle changes, and yet one might even liken it to a rebirth.

Modern aspects reminiscent of an engine, turbines or car wheels © Rebellion

 

 

A robust housing for the highly-tuned automatic movement, on a Concepto base, the RE-1 Chronograph’s chassis features Rebellion’s distinctive signature helical screw heads, with a large diameter crown that is both intrinsically masculine and easier to use. The new wedge-shaped chronograph pushers fall readily to hand: each pusher’s sloped surface follows the arc of a finger as it presses down, in turn creating an operational experience that provides a tactile sensation to match the aesthetic.

RE-1 is a chronograph for the 21st Century: forceful, emphatic, modern. Its visage is reminiscent of an engine, with touches that recall turbines, alloy wheels, competition dials and gauges. A bold sweep hand marks the crucial timing for events that warrant the operation of the chronograph functions. Even the pushers look like small cam covers, the crown reminiscent of a nut securing a wheel to a hub.

Rebellion’s RE-1 resolutely records time in an analogue manner during the digital era. Rebellion, indeed.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Case:
modular construction

Case materials:
available in red gold /stainless steel / black steel DLC / Titanium

Sapphire crystals:
compound curves, beveled edges, anti-reflection coating on both sides, display back

Chronograph pushers:
start/stop at 2 o’clock, return-to-zero at 4 o’clock

Dimensions:             46×56.7×19.6mm
Water resistance:        50m
Movement:            RE-1 automatic winding
Movement size:        13¼ lines
Balance frequency:        28,800 A/h (4Hz)
Number of jewels:        27
Power reserve:        50 hours

Straps:
black rubber or leather with folding buckle
Limited editions by dial