Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Breva Génie 01 Limited Edition in Platinum

Launched in 2013, Breva Génie 01 is the world’s first wristwatch to forecast the weather with built-in barometer and altimeter. In the mid of 2014, Breva announced a new platinum version of Génie 01 in a limited edition of 12 pieces.
Breva’s 950 platinum-cased version features a transparent sapphire dial to display the intricacies and complexities of the movement. The movement’s rear aspect can be observed through the crystal case back.
To ensure the legibility of the data on the see-through dial, Breva has fitted raised galvanic numbers and markers and blued steel hands on the hours and minutes dial, a deep blue-hued barometer dial at 2 o’clock and blue raised numbers on the altimeter dial.
Génie 01’s proprietary caliber, developed for Breva by master watchmaker Jean-François Mojon at “Chronode”, features a patented mechanism consisting of dual aneroid capsules to measure air pressure. The mechanical, manually wound movement informs the wearer with a small seconds dial, altitude indicator, barometric pressure indicator, power reserve indicator, air pressure equalizer, equalizer seal indicator, barometric scale adjuster, and altitude scale adjuster. The Génie 01’s power reserve is 65 hours, with a blued steel indicator showing the estimated remaining power.
Génie 01 Limited Edition in Platinum is fitted with a hand-stitched, navy blue alligator strap. Selected and cut from the finest parts of the hide – the area chosen for its large, square scales – it is comfortably and reliably secured with a 950 platinum fold-over clasp.
Technical details
Movement
Proprietary caliber developed for Breva by master watchmaker Jean-François Mojon at “Chronode” with patented mechanism featuring dual aneroid capsules to measure air pressure. Mechanical, manually wound movement, small seconds sub-dial, altitude indicator, barometric pressure indicator, power reserve indicator, air pressure equalizer, equalizer seal indicator, barometric scale adjuster, altitude scale adjuster.

Movement Specifications
Diameter: 36mm
Number of caliber components:405
Number of jewels: 46
Balance frequency: 4Hz
Centre spring: LIGA anti-vibration & tension maintenance coiled spring
Power reserve: 65 hours

Functions
Crown at 9: winding and time setting
Crown at 2: altimeter adjuster and barometric pressure adjuster with inner pusher to read altitude, barometer activated by exterior ring
Crown at 4: patented, air equalizer with Teflon fabric moisture-resistant osmosis membrane around a gold rim

Case
Material: 950 Platinum
Dimensions: 44.70 x 15.60 mm
Number of case components: 70
Crystals: sapphire crystal and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water resistance: 30m

Dials
At 8 o’clock: transparent sapphire crystal dial with raised galvanic numbers and markers in platinum and blue steel hands
At 2 o’clock: blue sapphire crystal with raised galvanic numbers and markers in platinum
Altitude scale:available in metric or imperial measurements

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator strap with fold-over clasp in950 platinum

Suggested Retail Price
CHF 180’000, EUR €148’000, USD $205’000

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