Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
This is the second Rebellion RE-2 Flyback Chronograph watch, though I think it might share the same name as the first that was released last year, so consider this the 2009 model. The dial and case have been updated and refined. The dial is arguably improved, you get new Rebellion signature screws on the case, a larger crown and new chronograph pushers, and Rebellion claims the watch is overall easier to use. Inside the 46mm wide stainless steel watch is a calibre RE-2 automatic movement with an engraved solid gold rotor and a column wheel based chronograph. The movement has the time and date, as well as the obvious 12 hour chronograph. In terms of complex looking dials, this one is actually relatively easy to read - despite what is cosmetically "going on." The strap is rubber and there are more natural rubber accents on the case itself, such as on the crown. I do like how the sapphire crystal is uniquely shaped and melds with the overall look of the case - a nice touch. It isn't a bad looking watch per se, but is it the right watch for the job?
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.