Automotive-inspired magnesium, aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber movement;

extra-large tourbillon; 14-day power reserve; and race-winning carbon fiber case

It’s often said that a watch reveals something about its owner. However, a watch also reveals much about the brand that created it.

Rarely has a timepiece reflected its creators’ experience and expertise so appositely as the 540 Magnum Tourbillon by REBELLION. Why? Because it so strongly embodies the Swiss brand’s deep involvement – and success – with Rebellion Racing in endurance car racing.

Rebellion Racing is a winner. Winner of both the 2012 and 2013 FIA LMP1 World Endurance Trophies; winner of both the 2012 and 2013 Petite Le Mans ALMS race in Atlanta; winner of the 2011 Le Mans Series LMP1 Team Championship; and winner of the 2011 Le Mans Series LMP1 Manufacture Championship.

The 540 Magnum Tourbillon is yet another REBELLION winner, exuding the all-conquering automotive pedigree that the brand has been accruing ever since it rocketed off the starting grid in 2008.

Where Rebellion Racing excels in endurance car racing, REBELLION Timepieces excels in endurance watchmaking. The 540 Magnum’s engine – the proprietary REB T-14 movement – has a competition-honed 14-day power reserve. Power is generated by relief-engraved twin mainspring barrels – in series for optimal performance – 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 ¾ 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, almost-square case – constructed modularly in high-tech carbon fiber – is 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, while 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: An at-a-glance bright red arrowhead on the chain 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.


Features and functions

Openwork dial showcasing movement

14-day power reserve, conical gearing

Black-carbon Super-LumiNova tipped central hours and minutes

Black-carbon Super-LumiNova tipped skeletonized retrograde seconds hand at 6 o’clock

Chain-driven, arrowhead power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

Roller-borne precision power reserve indicator at 7 o’clock

17.2mm 60-second tourbillon escapement at 4 o’clock, crenelated

Two relief-engraved mainspring barrels in series at 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock

Dial and hands

Open-work dial showcasing movement

Central skeletonized hour and minute hands

Double-braced ARCAP hour markers

Skeletonized retrograde seconds hand at 6 o’clock

Chain-driven, arrowhead power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock

Roller-borne precision power reserve indicator at 7 o’clock

Double braced titanium bridges

Movement: REB T-14

Proprietary movement developed for REBELLION Timepieces by David Candaux/Du Val Des Bois

Movement dimensions: 36.7mm x 36.7mm x 9mm

490 components

Materials include: aluminum, ceramicized magnesium, titanium and carbon fiber

Tourbillon cage in ceramicized magnesium

'-REB-T14' engraved on tourbillon cage

Tourbillon diameter: 17.2mm

Mainplate in aluminum

¾ back plate in carbon fiber

Two relief engraved mainspring barrels in series

Each barrel engraved with inspirational words

Barrel 1: “Passion” “Speed” “Rebel”

Barrel 2: “Extreme” “Victory” “Glory”

14-day power reserve

Power reserve mechanism features high-efficiency conical gearing

Power reserve chain visible through case band window

Double-braced titanium bridges

Movement back engraved with “REBELLION 540 Magnum”; “38 Jewels”; “REB T14”; “D Candaux”; “Swiss”

Case and strap

Modular construction     

Case material: Carbon fiber

Sapphire crystals: Compound curves, beveled edges, anti-reflection treatment on both faces; case

band window; display back    

Dimensions: 46mm x 56.7mm x 19.6mm    

Water resistance: 30m

Strap and buckle: Natural rubber strap with titanium double folding buckle

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