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Watches & Weather: Breva Génie 01 & 02

By Margaux Cerruti

September 3, 2014

Inspired by the Breva, a wind that blows over the region of the Lake Como in Northern Italy, a brand of the same name in Geneva was founded on the idea of creating a mechanical timepieces that forecast the weather.

From this unique idea, the Breva Génie 01 was born, developed exclusively by Jean-François Mojon (Chronode). Launched in 2013 by Breva CEO and watch aficionado Vincent Dupontreué, Genie 01 is the world’s first wristwatch that is able to display time, altitude, and weather.

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Thanks to its barometer and altimeter, both located within the watch’s core, the timepiece is able to make a precise evaluation on air pressure, thus predicting the weather (rising pressure indicating good weather coming while falling pressure is a sign of inclement weather ahead). The watch’s elegant and artistic design displays a smoky-sapphire sub dial at 8 o’clock, an engraved compass rose, (an icon found throughout Génie 01) and a sapphire crystal display back.

This year, Génie 02 Air and Génie 02 Terre were created, focusing this time on high-performance mechanical altimeters to bring the timepiece experience to another level.

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