REBELLION Timepieces announces a partnership with IDEC Sport, a sporting group which competes in the worlds of sailing and car racing. As part of this partnership, REBELLION Timepieces will be the official timing partner in both disciplines with an aim to support IDEC Sport’s drive to push boundaries and break records.
Under the IDEC Sport banner are IDEC Sport Sailing and IDEC Sport Racing. IDEC Sport Sailing, led by multiple record-holding sailor Francis Joyon, has been on a quest to break ocean records for the last 15 years. Over that time, they have experienced many human adventures and have claimed the Outright Solo World Record, Solo North Atlantic Record and Solo Channel Crossing Record, among others.
IDEC Sport Racing is a sports car team, established in 2015, with a goal of tackling the world of endurance racing as a family. Both sporting teams share one goal: winning.
Partnership talks began following IDEC Sport Sailing’s successful 2017 attempt to break the Jules Verne Trophy Record with a time of 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds. This trophy is awarded for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe by any type of yacht. It is named after the author of the novel Around the World in Eighty Days.
Calim Bouhadra, Senior VP of Rebellion Timepieces: “The REBELLION brand stands for pushing boundaries and pushing your limits. After seeing IDEC Sports achievements on water and hearing about their goals in endurance racing, I knew that we had to get on board to help them realize their dreams. They have a lot of great things planned for the future, and I am looking forward to joining them on their amazing quests.”
Both IDEC Sport entities have large endurance goals planned for this summer. On 17/18 June, IDEC Sport Racing steps up from European Le Mans Series to participate in the ultimate test in endurance racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. IDEC Sport Sailing, will set off on 25 June from Saint Nazaire where they will be competing in the transatlantic race, The Bridge 2017.
The Bridge 2017 highly original race that sees four giant multihulls follow the direct route taken by the ocean liner Queen Mary 2. It is a highly symbolic 3.152-mile (5.073 km) race which celebrates a century of exchanges and friendship between the United States and France 100 years after the first doughboys arrived from the United States to take part in the winning campaign in the First World War. For more information, visit www.thebridge2017.com.
In honor of the partnership, REBELLION Timepieces has released two watches: The Predator 2.0 Regulator Power Reserve IDEC Sport Edition and the Wraith Drive IDEC Sport Edition (download Predator Power Reserve IDEC Sport images) Both watches are decorated with the team’s color, red, and sport the IDEC Sport Sailing logo on the case back. They will be available for sale upon the arrival of the Queen Mary 2 in New York City on 1 July 2017.
"The Predator 2.0 Regulator Power Reserve IDEC Sport Edition"
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the oldest and most renowned competition in endurance racing. Held annually since 1923 in the French town of Le Mans, four classes of sports cars battle for 24 hours to see who can complete the most laps before the checkered flag drops. The race is famed for testing the stamina of racing drivers as well as the cars ability to go as quickly as possible without sustaining mechanical damage. For more information, visit www.lemans.org.
Based in Lonay, on the banks of Lake Geneva, Rebellion Timepieces is an exceptional player in the world of fine Swiss watchmaking. Passion, independence and a “no-compromise” attitude drive the company.
Their racing-inspired designs and limited-series production are made for those with the same ideals. Designed for the asserted individualist. The intense competitor. Those passionate about mechanical perfection.
REBELLION Timepieces, a long-time supporter of the rising stars of endurance racing, is the official timekeeper of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) championship.