Breva launched its first groundbreaking timepiece – the Génie 01, the world’s first mechanical wristwatch with time, barometer for forecasting the weather, altimeter and power reserve indications.
At Baselworld 2014, the brand launched it second creation – the Génie 02 – a fully functional, high performance mechanical altimeter.
Breva Genève demonstrates a radical, innovative vision of high-end watchmaking with its complications. Attached to the concept of “monitoring your environment” and driven by the spirit of innovation, Breva is the link between watchmaking tradition and modernity – developing an innovative movement with a timeless design.
Génie 03 is fitted with a patented “instant speed” scientific measurement mechanism, with a proprietary extrusion mechanism that creates a unique look. When extended to indicate the speed, it stands 6mm proud of the watch itself. Within the Titanium G5 extrusion mechanism, comprised of 45 components, are special alloy Robinson cups, in the manner of an anemometer. The classic device for measuring wind speed, it has been adapted in Génie 03 to display speeds of 20 to 200 km/hour or 10 to 125 mph.
When worn on the wrist of a cyclist, motorcyclist, speedboat operator or automobilist, with wrist exposed to the moving air, Génie 03 will indicate the speed with a red hand, against printed inner speed indexes and an engraved lacquered field for the external speed scale on the speedometer’ bezel. Its readings are instantaneous and require no calculating on the part of the user, nor does the watch need the user to locate a measured mile or kilometer.
Génie 03 is water resistant to 30 meters at all times, with speedometer open or closed, and dust resistant even with the speedometer active.