Over 1,000 hours of energy = a true endurance machine
No fewer than six mainspring barrels provide the T-1000 Gotham with its exceptional 1,000-hour power reserve ‒ the world’s largest. In a patented system of energy distribution, the six barrels are wound in parallel by two finely engineered chains, discharging in series (2 x 3) to optimize the torque and power to the regulator. The latter’s unconventional 39° inclined balance at 6 o’clock ‒ which maximizes timekeeping precision by minimizing flat and vertical positions ‒ can be seen oscillating through the sloping crystal at 6 o’clock.
Feel the power of the T-1000 Gotham
The T-1000 Gotham’s incredible fuel storage capacity needs to be complemented by an equally impressive power generation system. And what a system it is. The over-sized winding lever enables approximately 10 times as much winding force to be applied than a normal winding mechanism.
Stealthily housed within the case back, the mask-shaped lever can be unclipped from between the lugs, and then lifted up and out, above the REBELLION logo emblazoned on the case back. Now primed for action, the lever provides a unique kinesthetic pleasure for the owner for whom the terms ‘fuel pump’ and ‘filling up the tank’ will take on a whole new meaning.
An engine that purrs sweetly ‒ a body that means business
The innovative lever is neatly harnessed on either side of the case to robust plates, which are fixed to the chassis via sturdy hex-head bolts. Concealed behind these plates are the six mainspring barrels, three either side. Rebellion’s automotive pedigree ‒ the Rebellion Racing team won the 2012 FIA Endurance Trophy (LMP1 class) ‒ is evidenced by the patented time-setting clutch activated by a push button in the virile, grooved crown that makes setting the time as easy as shifting gears.
The vertical, roller-borne hour and minute indications plus large portions of the eye-catching threedimensional movement ‒ available in a choice of black, gold, red, blue, purple ‒ stand out in all their glory through the upper, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. This T-shaped crystal is surrounded by a solid grill panel fixed by screws featuring the brand’s signature REBELLION logo screw heads, as is a second geometrically-angled panel towards 6 o’clock that affords a superb view of the balance wheel beating away ‒ as well as more of the movement ‒ through another sapphire crystal that slopes neatly with the balance’s incline.
Completing the T-1000 Gotham is the black alligator leather strap and REBELLION buckle featuring patented folding clasp with micrometric push button regulation.