Rebellion’s technically-exacting and innovative offering in a line of tourbillons going back two centuries as the presentation of a movement holistic with its bold case and dial architecture – a feat that attracts and excites the eye. In essence, the REB-5 has no dial: the top of the beautifully-finished open movement is the dial, enabling full visual access to the intricate working of the micro-mechanics usually hidden from view.
Turn the over-size crown and you can see the twin mainspring barrels winding, while a window on the side of the case ensures that the pulsing heart of the watch, the animated tourbillon and oscillator, can be appreciated in all their glory. Turning the watch over reveals a back as fascinating as the front, with the tourbillon, the two mainspring barrels, the wheel train and even the winding and time-setting mechanisms all completely open to view.
As with all of Rebellion’s timepieces, it is the attention to every detail that sets the brand apart: screw heads in the form of the brand’s helical logo, mainspring barrels engineered and even drilled to resemble the brake disks and wheels of a sports car – even the hands are open-cut so that no mesmerizing feature is hidden from sight.
The REB-5 is available in an extremely exclusive, limited edition of only 12 pieces per year.
Movement – REB-5, manual winding with tourbillon. Tourbillon one-minute rotation. Power reserve – 7 days from two mainspring barrels. Balance frequency 21’600 A/h (3Hz). Number of jewels 23. Dimensions – 38.25 mm x 36.7 mm. Diameter – 30 mm x 6 mm . Finishing galvanic black gold plates, gold plated wheels, blued and black gold screws, wolf-teeth barrels. Movements verified by in-house state-of-the-art testing laboratory.
Case – Modular construction. Materials -Available in red gold, black titanium DLC and titanium. Sapphire crystals compound curves, bevelled edges, anti-reflection coating both faces, side of case, display back. Dimensions – 46 mm x 56,7 mm x 19,6 mm.
Water resistance – 50 m for gold models. 100 m for titanium models.
Straps – Natural rubber straps with double folding buckle matching case metal.