Just like software, watches can be updated to meet contemporary aesthetic needs. Here you won’t find lines of code but new materials, colours and geometric shapes.
The titanium case looks as if was carved out of rock. With its impressive dimensions (46 x 56.70 x 19.60mm) the RE-1 2.0 chronograph really stands out from the crowd. In 2011, the designer Éric Giroux took a close look at it, seeking to bring out all its virile aspects. And this year, the young Swiss brand has given the watch a slight facelift. The masculine aesthetic has been preserved. The rounded angles, the monopushers and the generous crown still help give it its sports feel. But the new design is a chance to provide it with a more refined personality. So a honeycomb pattern inspired by car racing provides the dial background and features two chronograph totalisators for 30 minutes and 12 hours and the running seconds housed at 9 o’clock. A discreet sub-dial displays the date between 4 and 5 o’clock. Above the dial are two wide hands coated in lume to add a touch of light to the monochrome design.
Short-time measurements are displayed with the help of a Swiss-made automatic movement. Once fully wound, the calibre provides 48 hours of power reserve.
To suit all tastes, Rebellion has supplied a wide range of variations to its impressive case, combining wrought carbon and braided carbon, with gold or titanium. All the versions are worn with a black, red or blue vulcanised rubber strap with a folding clasp. Whatever your choice, its presence on your wrist is sure to impress!
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By Dan Diaconu
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