Could Rebellion be in pole position among the watch brands most strongly involved in the world of motorsports? Rebellion Racing has in any case been topping the ranks of the FIA World Endurance Championship of private LMP1 teams for the past four years. Three of its elite drivers were acclaimed by guests at the official presentation of the brand’s 2016 strategy held during the Geneva watch shows at the start of the year. On this occasion, the newly appointed CEO Philippe Dubois (pictured) reminded his audience that the Rebellion Racing platform made the watch brand a particularly suitable choice for passionate motorsports devotees and collectors. The limited series dedicated to specific races will indeed enjoy renewed expansion through both the Race and Predator collections. Standing proudly on the top step of the current podium, the 540 Magnum Tourbillon with its all-sapphire case speaks volumes about the ambitions nurtured by Rebellion.
Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.