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Breva Genie 01 is the first mechanical watch with altimeter and barometer

Breva Genie 01 is the first mechanical watch with altimeter and barometer

The Breva Génie 01 is the world’s first wristwatch with time, altimeter, barometer and power reserve indications provided by a fully mechanical movement, much of which is on display through the open dial and display back. A weekend on Lake Como in Northern Italy provided to Vincent Dupontreué (ex Ermenegildo Zegna manager) the inspiration for the name and the idea of creating a mechanical timepiece that forecast the weather. The name ‘Breva’ is inspired by ‘La Breva’, a warm southern wind that contributes to the agreeably mild microclimate around Lake Como. The movement has been developed after 3 years of research and development by Jean-François Mojon/Chronode, exclusively for Breva. How works this Breva Genie 01 ? The barometer and altimeter (air pressure changes with both altitude and weather conditions) measure air pressure with two small aneroid capsules made from a special non-magnetic memory-metal and stacked one above the other. The top one being clearly visible on…