It’s almost time for the Dakar, the greatest off-road race event in the world. Back in the day when the race was called the Paris-Dakar some of the top riders used to travel to the middle east to practise their dune-tackling riding techniques in December as a prequel to the main event, so it’s kinda fitting that this edition sees the Rally shift location to Saudi Arabia. The challenge in terms of rider and vehicle endurance is immense – there’s no substitute for desert racing. What better way to show your love for this rally than buying a Rebellion watch?
Also, can brands stop using CAPITALS all the time? It’s boring.
REBELLION Timepieces offers a new and limited edition of 20 timepieces: The Predator Chronograph Dakar. With its 100% motor sport DNA, REBELLION renews its partnership as official timekeeper of the 42nd edition of the Dakar Rally taking place in January 2020 for the first time in the Middle East. The Rebellion brand will be involved in the race with the participation of its President, Alexandre Pesci.
This legendary race will take place from January 5 to 17 in Saudi Arabia. A major first for the Dakar Rally that was created in 1978 and had left Africa eleven years ago for America. This latest edition will now take place in the Middle East.
REBELLION Timepieces delighted by this partnership, has decided to develop a personalized version of its iconic Predator Chronograph watch. REBELLION fascinates with its powerful mechanical DNA as well as the diversity of its designs. Reminding the racing cars which participate in the Dakar Rally, and thus a strapping combination of angles, layers and curves, the Predator Chronograph DAKAR offers a perfect blend of watchmaking and automobile aesthetics.
Every detail of the design reminds of high-performance racing mechanics. From the black DLC honeycomb dial to the bezel held by its Rebellion screws colored in 5N, to the patented deployment buckle. Boasting a generous 48-hour power reserve and date indicator, this solid chronograph also stands out for its original seconds’ indicator at 9 o’clock. A short small hand runs from 0 to 30 while a larger hand takes over from 31 to 60 seconds. The Predator Chronograph DAKAR is a limited edition of only 20 pieces.
Alexandre Pesci, President of Rebellion Corporation and Dakar Rally Driver 2020:
“We are very pleased to participate in this second year of collaboration with the Dakar Rally, which is taking place this year in Saudi Arabia. I have the honor to take part myself in this great edition driving a Rebellion car to challenge the desert of the Middle East. Moreover, Rebellion Timepieces is proud to introduce our iconic watch, the Predator Chronograph in its “Dakar” personalized version, a true reflection of our Maison and faithful to our values of performance and extreme. “
Case : Black DLC-treated titanium
- Left side of the case, screws’ bezel and pushers are treated in DLC 5N
- The logo Dakar Rally, Saudi Arabia and “limited edition” are engraved on the left side of the watch
Crystal: nti-reflecting Sapphire crystal
Dial : Black DLC-treated honeycomb
- Finishing: an original small-seconds dial at 9 o’clock, and two counters for the chronograph at 3 and 6 o’clock
Back: 5N transfer of the Dakar Rally 42nd edition race path and the logo of the Dakar Rally
Water resistance: 100 m/10atm
Movement: Three hands automatic swiss made Chronograph movement
- Functions: Chronograph (counters of 12h and 30 min at respectively 6 o’clock and 3 o’clock), date, hours, minutes and sectorial seconds.
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 alt/h)
Power-reserve: 48 Hours