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As Official Timekeeper of the premiere of the Dakar “3rd Chapter” taking place in Saudi Arabia, REBELLION Timepieces customizes its Predator Chronograph.
Timekeeper captivated by the legendary race of the Dakar Rally, 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. More than a partner, REBELLION will be involved in the race with the participation of its President, Alexandre Pesci.
REBELLION Timepieces and the Dakar Rally have identical DNA through a shared passion for motor sport, a lust for performance, and a flawless professionalism. Their daring cruising speed brings both brands to renew their partnership for a second year in a row to share together a new challenge: the Dakar Rally 2020. 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 third chapter 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.
The Dakar ranks in the top 3 most difficult automobile races in the world, along with the 24H of Le Mans, in which REBELLION participates in the LMP1 category through its REBELLION Racing team. This legendary and spectacular race brings together the international rally-raid elite every year. In January 2020, nearly 500 renowned adventurers and seasoned amateurs will test themselves at the wheel of cars, trucks and motorcycles, combining power and endurance. Invited participants include Nasser Al-Attiyah (winner of the Dakar 2019), Fernando Alonso (double F1 World Champion and Le Mans 24 Hours), Stéphane Peterhansel (13 wins in the Dakar: 6 on motorbikes and 7 in cars), Carlos Sainz (double World Rally Champion and double winner of the Dakar Rally). Rebellion is also engaged in the race with the participation of its president himself, Alexandre Pesci, with a Rebellion car. Rebellion is very proud to be the Official Timekeeper of the Dakar Rally. This daring edition will cross the most mysterious and profound landscapes of the Middle East. This demanding route extends to Saudi Arabia from Jeddah to
Riyadh to finish in Al Qiddiya. The Rebels team will have the great pleasure to welcome you on the Dakar Rally villages (Jeddah / Riyad / Al Qiddiya) to introduce to the public its limited editions: the Predator Chronograph “Dakar” and the Twenty-One 3 hands.
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. “
David Castera, directeur du Dakar
Les horlogers… en piste
“Nous avons des métiers qui s’accordent : quelle que soit notre spécialité sur le Dakar, il est toujours question de précision, pour les pilotes qui calculent leurs trajectoires comme pour les chronométreurs charger de les évaluer tout au long des milliers de kilomètres parcourus dans les dunes, sur les pistes et les routes. De même que les champions les plus performants s’appuient sur des véhicules techniquement irréprochables, les organisateurs tablent eux-aussi sur la fiabilité absolue de leurs outils pour assurer l’équité des débats. L’expertise de Rébellion dans ce domaine s’accompagne aussi d’un engagement sur la piste, qui souligne une volonté d’implication au plus haut degré. Les équipages de l’expérimenté Romain Dumas et du nouveau venu Alexandre Pesci porteront le désir de l’horloger officiel du rallye de se confronter directement au terrain. Au plus près de la réalité du Dakar.”
DISCOVER THE PREDATOR CHRONOGRAPH DAKAR
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
Strap and buckle:
- Black vulcanized rubber strap, folding clasp with a quadruple patented buckle millimetric adjustment
- Bracelet in nubuck; folding clasp
Limited edition: 20 pieces
To know more, visit the official website of the Dakar Rally: (https://www.dakar.com)
Download the press release : HERE
REBELLION Timepieces is a unique player in the world of fine Swiss watchmaking. Passion, Performance and Professionalism shaped its foundations and continue to guide its day-to-day development. Nothing is left out and nothing is left to chance in this quest for quality and extraordinary performance. REBELLION timepieces, with their bold designs produced in very small runs, are made for those who share the same ideals. Assertive individualists. Fierce competitors. Fans of mechanical perfection.
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