The Swiss watchmaker has recently updated its Predator line of sporty chronos with the new diamonds-set Rebellion Predator Iced Chronograph Monopusher watch.
Presented in a rose gold multilayered case, the watch has its slender bezel set with 108 diamonds that look like sugar icing on a donut.
The fixed bezel itself is bolted to the case with eight peculiarly shaped screws that imitate Rebellion’s corporate logo (and will, possibly, be a tough job to unscrew if you bring this watch for repair to your local service.)
Another interesting detail of the Predator series is the case, which is not a single block of metal machined out of gold or steel, but a complex sandwich of superimposed layers.
Available in just about any material of your liking, the layers allow for an unprecedented level of personalization.
Still, the watch has an official water resistance rating of 50 meters.
The dial with its five layers of materials also looks very entertaining.
In its base is a honeycomb mesh base in black DLC that gives view at the inner workings of the watch, at the same time providing the whole display with a perfect, racing-inspired background.
The layout of the dial is rather standard, though.
As you can see, there are three sub-dials there.
The one at 9 o’clock is for subsidiary seconds; the other at 3 o’clock is for the 30-minutes chronograph totalizer. The sub-dial at 6 o’clock is for power reserve display.
As the other members of the family, the watch is available on a black rubber strap that visually corresponds to the black rubber insert in the massive-looking rose gold setting crown.
Photos: Rebellion Timepieces
Rebellion Predator Iced Chronograph Monopusher automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, Caliber RE8, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: N/A
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, power reserve
Power reserve: 50 hours
Case material: Rose gold
Bezel material: Rose gold, diamonds
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 48.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Skeletonized, multilayered
Hands: Open-worked, diamond-cut
Water resistance: 50 meters
Strap: Black rubber; Deployment buckle with patented clasp featuring micrometric push-button adjustment
Case back: Sapphire