REBELLION : 1930S STEERING WHEEL

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Twenty-One

CASE : brushed and polished stainless steel, rubber-coated fluted crown, sapphire back, water-resistant to 50m

DIAMETER : 46.95mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (42h power reserve), 266 parts, wheel-rim-shaped rotor, Rebellion finishing

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, small seconds at 4 o’clock, dual-time display at 8 o’clock

DIAL : openworked, available in various colors

STRAP : rubber, folding clasp featuring millimetric adjustment

Roaring at full throttle this year with new automobile partnerships and new models ever more powerfully inspired by the world of cars, Rebellion sprung a surprise at the Geneva International Motor Show. Present on several booths, including that of its own Rebellion Racing team, as well as that of the Zenvo hypercar and of the publisher of the Michel Vaillant comic book series, which dedicated an album to Rebellion, the watch brand launched a new watch with a range-entry price. Automotive DNA remains omnipresent in the Twenty-One, inspired by the steering wheel and the dashboard of classic 1930s cars, and notably the Packard One-Twenty from 1935. The rotor appearing on the back of the generously sized cushion-shaped stainless steel case is shaped like wheel rims. Its original design detracts nothing from its functionality, since the Twenty-One is equipped with an exclusive automatic movement serving to indicate a second time zone. Exactly what it takes to keep track of the world endurance championship in which Rebellion is also involved.

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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.

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