REBELLION RE-1 CHRONOGRAPH
REBELLION RE-1 CHRONOGRAPH
REBELLION RE-1 CHRONOGRAPH


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RE-1 CHRONOGRAPH

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.

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.

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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: 46x56.7x19.6mm
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 with double folding buckle