Génie 03, the world’s first-ever wristwatch with a functional speedometer. Prior, watches could only calculate speed by using an engraved scale marked in miles or kilometers per hour, using the sweep second hand or chronograph functions to calculate the speed against a measured mile or kilometer. While this would satisfy certain requirements, it was not a “real-time” indication with constant refreshing.
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.
Hours, minutes, small seconds, instant speed, power reserve indicator
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: speedometer 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 smoked translucent sapphire crystal dial
Speedometer dial: printed inner speed indexes and engraved lacquered field external speed scale on bezel.
Speed scales: available in kilometers or miles per hour measurements
Water resistant movement: 30 meters (at all times)
Water resistant speedometer: 30 meters (speedometer closed)
Dust resistant: speedometer active
Strap and buckle: natural rubber strap with titanium G5 pin buckle
Proprietary mechanical automatic movement developed exclusively by Breva
Diameter: 35 mm
Number of components: 230
Number of jewels: 34
Balance frequency: 4 Hz displayed balance wheel
Power reserve: 60 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 Robinson cups in titanium
Titanium G5 extrusion mechanism
Display: 20 to 200 km/hour or 10 to 125 mph
Number of components: 45