With the Weap-One, Rebellion Timepieces delves into the world of cars and watches…where two dynamic industries converge in a common love for mechanical prowess.
Rebellion Timepieces, the Swiss watchmaker is best known for unique timepieces inspired by motorsport. This is why there was much excitement around the newest releases of the brand. Indeed, it did not disappoint. It once again demonstrated that the relationship between the arena of motor sport and the world of watchmaking could continue to come out with exceptional creations. The proof? It lies in the newest watch on offer…The Weap-One.
This is a unique piece inspired by race car suspension. HOT explores some features….
- You will see here, a never-before-seen tourbillon movement with a non-stationary horizontal axis, housed in a detachable, sapphire glass tube. It is an asymmetrical, 60-second flying tourbillon movement.
- Suspended between the hour and minute rollers, the tourbillon is attached to two plates. Each plate rotates at a different speed, resulting in a non-stationary horizontal axis – the first of its kind. Designed by Fabrice Gonet and made in collaboration with Concepto, the movement is housed in a detachable sapphire crystal tube which offers maximum viewing and countless mounting options.
- You will get clear hints of racing technology. Like the wheels of a race car, the rollers and tourbillon-mounted plates rotate at varying speeds. To compensate for this difference in speeds, the movement was developed with two differentials modelled after those found in race car suspensions. Ten ball bearings have replaced jewels in this piece for additional reduction in rotational friction as well as radial and axil loads.
- The numbers and indexes are treated with Super-LumiNova to ensure ease of readability day or night.
- A dual crown system is mounted on either side of the movement and fashioned after wheel nuts – the left sets the time while the right winds the 60-hour power reserve.
Weap-One goes beyond the boundaries of watchmaking, boldly redefining the very concept of a traditional watch. Rather than take mere design cues from the world of motorsport, it presents a dramatic reinterpretation of motorsport aesthetics on a dashing timepiece!