The Rebellion 540 Magnum Tourbillon: Automotive-inspired magnesium, aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber movement; extra-large tourbillon; 14-day power reserve; and race-winning carbon fiber case
Rarely has a timepiece reflected its creators experience and expertise so closely as the 540 Magnum Tourbillon does. Why? Because it strongly embodies the Swiss brands deep involvement and success with Rebellion Racing in endurance car racing.
The engine of the 540 Magnum is the proprietary REB T-14 movement, with a competition-honed 14-day power reserve. Power is generated by relief-engraved twin mainspring barrels and regulated by a finely tuned, large-diameter, 60-second tourbillon escapement. And just like a top-class racing car, through clever design and the harnessing of the latest material technology, the 540 Magnum chassis and shell are engineered to be super lightweight while retaining maximum rigidity The T-14 features a large-diameter, ceramicized-magnesium tourbillon cage. The mainplate and three quarter back plate are respectively crafted from aluminum and race-inspired carbon fiber, setting the tone for a cutting-edge sandwich of aluminum and carbon fiber layers throughout the movement. The imposing case is constructed from high-tech carbon fiber, complemented by a race-ready natural rubber strap and bespoke double folding buckle.
Rebellion Timepieces are so into racing that with the 540 Magnum, they are literally and figuratively wearing their heart on their sleeve thanks to the eye-catching openwork dial. The balance wheel, the beating heart of the timepiece, rotates proudly in the raised, crenelated tourbillon cage at 4 o’clock. The dual mainspring barrels, double braced titanium bridges and gear train, all featuring automotive architecture and motifs, provide a technically rich backdrop to the central skeletonized hour and minute hands, skeletonized retrograde seconds lever to the left of the tourbillon cage at 6 o clock and two power reserve displays: A chain-driven arrowhead at 9 o clock, plus a precision indicator on a roller at 7 o’clock.
The Rebellion 540 Magnum Tourbillon is a limited edition of 10 pieces with carbon fiber case.