In celebration of his one-year anniversary with Rebellion Timepieces, ambassador and world champion racing driver Sebastien Buemi presented his special edition watch on Saturday evening. The launch took place during a party at Rebellion Timepiece’s Baselworld stand. The black and yello Predator 2.0 Sebatien Buemi Edition is limited to 16 pieces and available for immediate purchase.
Buemi chose the original Predator 2.0 Regulator Power Reserve for the base design of his namesake watch during its launch at SIHH 2017 in January. He then personalized it by choosing a black face, forged carbon bezel and lugs, and by adorning the subdials, second hand, numbers, strap, crown and other various details with his lucky color, yellow. It has been limited to 16 pieces in honor of the his lucky number.
Sebastien Buemi is a 28 year-old, Swiss racing driver and world champion in both top racing series where he currently participates: the FIA World Endurance Championship with Toyota Gazoo Racing (2016 World Champion) and in the FIA Formula E championship with E Dams Renault (2015/2016 World Champion). He is also piloting the Rebellion Racing Oreca P2 machine at selected races in the North American Endurance Cup this season and continues his role as reserve driver for Red Bull Racing in Formula 1.
Calim Bouhadra, Senior Vice President of Rebellion Timepieces: We are extremely happy and proud to present this magnificent Sebastien Buemi Edition timepiece. He is an incredibly hard working and talented driver, and has been a great ambassador of the brand this past year. We are delighted to celebrate this milestone with such a special watch.
Sebastien was quickly captivated by the design of the new Predator 2.0 at SIHH. It did not take much time to imagine this limited edition with his lucky color, yellow, and high-tech racing materials such as forged carbon. This exclusive timepiece perfectly represents the close friendship that we share with this great Swiss champion!
Sebastien Buemi: "I joined the Rebellion family as an ambassador one year ago and as a driver in January this year. I am really proud to celebrate our first anniversary with a special edition of the Predator 2.0. The watch looks amazing and with the carbon fiber, and represents motorsport at its best. The yellow color and the number 16 are my identities in racing and I am now looking forward to wear it in and out of the car! "
March 19, 2015. True to the long tradition of Baselworld evenings, Rebellion brought a part of the small watchmaking world –including the press – to an unforgettable soiree on the 30th floor of the Ramada Hotel.