Breva launches exceptional Génie 02 Terre

Jan 28, 2014

Sophisticated and practical, this timepiece includes a high-performance mechanical altimeter. Suitable for adrenaline junkies, extreme sports enthusiasts, or even the active businessman 

Breva’s Génie 02 Terre boasts an impeccably finished proprietary movement, which can be fully appreciated through the open dial and display back. Award-winning movement constructor Jean-François Mojon (Chronode) is the man behind the movement, which was developed exclusively for Breva. The 415-piece movement is framed by the names of prestigious ski resorts, along with their altitudes, engraved around the perimeter of the caseback. The rotation of the cap of the mainspring barrel can be seen when winding the movement. An osmotic Teflon membrane filters any moisture and humidity from air before it enters the movement, ensuring longevity and reliability. A white indicator above the crown on the dial marked ‘SEALED' warns when valve is unlocked.

The dial of the Génie 02 Terre is dominated by a sub-dial at 8 o'clock displaying hours and minutes, and the precision altimeter sub-dial at 2 o'clock displaying metres (or feet). Curving around the top of the dial is the large-scale altitude indicator, which displays up to 5,000 metres, with small seconds below. At 4 o'clock, an indicator shows when the air valve is open or closed, below which is the 65-hour power reserve indicator. At the bottom of the dial, the top of one of the two aneroid capsules measuring air pressure can be seen, with a high-precision arm multiplying by 200 times the expansion and contraction of the capsules and relaying the air pressure to the two altitude indications. Three chevron-engraved crowns wind, set, adjust and operate the unique functions of the watch.