Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Breva Génie 03 Anemometer Limited Edition

Since its inception, the high-end Swiss watch brand Breva Genève unveiled three ground breaking technical watches: the Génie 01 (the world’s first mechanical wristwatch with time, barometer for forecasting the weather, altimeter and power reserve indications) in 2013, the Génie 02(a fully functional, high performance mechanical altimeter) in 2014, and the Génie 03 (the world’s first mechanical self-winding wristwatch with a functional speedometer) in 2015.

At Baselworld 2015, Breva will unveil the new Génie 03 anemometer in a limited edition of 55 pieces. Génie 03 is fitted with a patented “instant speed” scientific measurement mechanism, with a proprietary extrusion system that creates a unique look. When extended to indicate the speed, it stands 6 mm proud of the watch itself. Within the Titanium G5 extrusion mechanism, comprised of 45 components, are hemispherical 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 5 to 65 knots.
The titanium-cased version features a deep blue-hued translucent sapphire time dial and a sweep seconds hand. The movement’s rear aspect can be observed through the crystal case back. Highlighting a micro rotor engraved with the Breva compass rose. Génie 03 is water resistant to 30 meters at all times, with the anemometer open or closed, and dust resistant even with the anemometer active.

Naturally, Génie 03 performs the regular watch function of telling the time, with hours, minutes and seconds, as well as indication of power reserve. Winding is automatic, the power reserve is 70 hours. Génie 03 Anemometer Limited Edition is fitted with a white natural rubber strap – it is comfortably and reliably secured with a titanium pin buckle.

With Génie 03 Anemometer, Breva offers the world’s first and only true “sailing” watch in a luxury context befitting its unique status.

Technical details
Hours, minutes, seconds, instant speed, power reserve indicator

Proprietary mechanical automatic movement developed exclusively by Breva
Caliber: BRE03.001
Diameter: 35 mm
Number of components: 230
Number of jewels: 34
Balance frequency: 4 Hz displayed balance wheel
Power reserve: 70 hours through front facing skeletonized barrel
Automatic system, micro rotor engraved with the Breva compass rose
Patented instant speed scientific measurement with proprietary extrusion mechanism
Hemispherical Patented alloy Robinson cups
Titanium G5 extrusion mechanism
Display: 5 to 65 knots
Number of components: 45

Case, Dials and Strap
Case material: titanium G5
Dimensions: 44.70 mm x 15.70 mm
Thickness with anemometer closed: 17.50 mm
Thickness with the anemometer open: 23.50 mm
Number of components: 83
Crown: setting crown at 4 o'clock
Pusher: anemometer activation pusher at 2 o'clock
Crystals: sapphire crystal and display back treated with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Time dial: white gold indexes on a deep blue hued translucent sapphire crystal dial
Anemometer dial: printed inner speed indexes and engraved lacquered field external speed scale on bezel.
Speed scales: available in knots
Water resistant movement: 30 meters (at all times)
Water resistant anemometer: 30 meters (anemometer closed)
Dust resistant: anemometer active
Strap and buckle: natural rubber strap with titanium G5 pin buckle

Retail Price
Price: CHF 48.800 + TAX

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