You remember this company, right? Rebellion? Maybe you do or maybe you don’t, this company is one to look out for. They are based in Lonay in Switzerland and were started in 2008, which makes them 7 years old at the time of writing this article. They have been working very hard to make watches which are futuristic and well designed yet still managing to stay original and not slip into the wake of Richard Mille. The last Rebellion watch we covered was the 540 Magnum Tourbillon watch which just lost out to the Angelus U10 Tourbillon watch. This watch is a winner right off the bat because of the cause of its creation.
The Only Watch charity auction, as I’m sure you are aware by now, is an auction of very expensive bespoke watches with the funds raised being donated to charity to raise money for the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a very nasty condition which affects the lives of people in enormous ways. It’s set to occur on Saturday the 7th of November, so just over a week from now at the time of writing.
The 2015 Rebellion Reb-7 Regulator piece for Only Watch has a case made out of forged carbon, making the watch quite unique amongst all the other entries. The lucky buyer of this piece will not only receive the watch and the case that it’s delivered in, but Rebellion will also send the signed helmet and gloves of Nicolas Prost, which he wore when he was racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans championship for Rebellion Racing.
Under the watchful eye of Rebellion’s master watchmaker, Laurent Besse, Rebellion have made the regulator watch very much a 21st-century thing with the Reb-7 piece by skeletonizing the already futuristic dial so we can see the automatic winding calibre underneath. With this movement, you’ll see that the sub-dial at 12 O’clock shows the hours while the minutes and seconds are displayed centrally on the piece. At 6 O’clock is a date indicator with each date on the wheel being cut by laser and clearly visible under the dial, but thanks to a small window it won’t become confusing as to what the current date is.
The strap on this watch is made of sky blue natural rubber which varies in thickness depending on how close it is to the watch itself, the buckle of this watch has been made from titanium as it is more resilient to the scrapes of every day life. For more info, please visit rebellion-timepieces.com
Can you guess how much this piece will sell for when it goes under the hammer on the 7th? Stay with Wrist Review to find out.
HARLAN CHAPMAN-GREEN – CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
A keen bass guitar player, Harlan enjoys all the perks modern watchmaking technologies the industry has to offer. Although you might catch him sampling Omegas or the Rolex, Harlan loves all things Haute Horology, with his three favourite brands being Breguet, A.Lange & Söhne and Vacheron Constantin. He hopes to study timekeeping more in depth someday and will never be able to thank his father enough for introducing him to the industry. Read his articles here.