The Breva Genie 03 is the world’s first-ever wristwatch with a functional speedometer.
This is the third watch from Breva to feature their signature complication – a scientific instruments that monitor the wearer’s environment. The previous two, the Génie 01 and Génie 02 had Barometer and Altimeter complications.
Before the Genie 03 calculating the air speed with a watch was done using the sweep hand or chronograph functions and an engraved scale marked in miles or kilometers per hour. A drawback of this kind of measurement was its lack of real-time indication that constantly refreshed.
The speedometer is normally recessed and protected inside the case, however pressing the screw-down crown at the 2 o’clock position makes it pops up to reveal some hemispherical alloy Robinson cups – the classic device for measuring wind speed. The speed indication is done with a red hand that points to a scale marked from 20 to 200 kilometers per hour or from 10 to 125 miles per hour.
The Genie 03 features a the time-only movement displaying the hours, minutes and running seconds on the sapphire sub-dial at the 7 o’clock position, a new automatic movement was developed for use in the 03: Caliber BRE03.000, is Breva’s first in-house designed and manufactured movement, as the brand has moved most of its production in-house.
The Genie 03 comes in a 45.20 by 17.50 millimeter titanium case (including the speedometer in its closed position) and is priced at 48,800 Swiss Francs or about $56,800
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