REBELLION Timepieces, a Swiss watchmaker of exclusive timepieces inspired by motorsport, unveils its newest model: Wraith Drive Vaillante Edition. This unique piece is inspired by the mythical comic book hero Michel Vaillant.
An exceptional character requires an exceptional machine. In 2017, the mythical cartoon hero Michel Vaillant went from fiction to reality, by joining the REBELLION Racing team at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Wraith Drive Vaillante Edition, made in commemoration of this event, is part of the racinginspired series of Wraith Drive watches. This edition sports a titanium chassis, white calf leather strap, blue and red detail finishing, the Vaillante logo at 9 o’clock and 48 hours of autonomy.
The DNA of Vaillante and REBELLION are perfectly embodied in every detail of this limited series. The watch will be available for purchase during the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the REBELLION Timepieces online store and will be delivered with an album signed by Michel Vaillant’s publisher Philippe Graton.
Graton Editor, Motul and REBELLION Racing teamed up this year to give life to Michel Vaillant at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and throughout the FIA WEC World Endurance Championship. The three partners have devised a unique way, between fiction and reality, to pay homage to the most famous comic book racing driver.
On this occasion, the new comic book «Rebellion» will go on sale as of June 2 and the Vaillante REBELLION team will be ready to race, in two exclusive cars, on the Circuit de la Sarthe for its legendary event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (17 and 18 June).
Watchonista.com has tested and reviewed the REBELLION T-1000 Gotham. Find below some excerpts from the article written by Eric Othenin-Girard and illustrated with live pictures.
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.