so what if iPhone could tell you the weather? but if you aren’t into gadgets or don’t own a smartphone to be begin with, you might be missing out on owning your personal weather station. not that the weather matters to everyone, but it is good to have. however, with the GÉNIE 01 by BREVA, luxury watch lovers will not be missing out these weather data. yes. this beautiful time piece from Switzerland-based luxury watch maker is the first wrist watch with time, altimeter and barometer for forecasting the weather and on top of that, it has a 65-hour power reserve to keep things ticking – elegantly tracked by an engraved compass rose indicator located at the 4 o’clock mark. powered by a proprietary movement developed exclusively for BREVA by Jean-Francois Majon/Chronode, the watch’s expansive anti-reflective sapphire crystal stands out from its 44 mm case, giving you a clear view of the plethora of information from the various sub-dials. the hours and minutes are displayed over a translucent smoky-sapphire sub-dial at 8 o’clock, while the seconds is on a small dial at 12 o’clock. arching across the top perimeter of the watch is where you will find the altitude and another larger sub-dial at 2 o’clock provides the Barometric reading, complete with icons for scientifically based forecasts of the weather conditions.
despite its complexity, it has only three dual-purpose crowns to its name – all knurled for easy dialing: one for time adjustment and winding, one for barometric and altitude adjustments, and another for air pressure equalization. the latter is protected by an osmotic Teflon membrane that filters out any moisture from the air before it enters the movement, thereby preserving the longevity of the time piece. the watch is water resistant up to 30 meters, and comes with a set of hand-stitched alligator strap with folding buckle in the material that matches the case. speaking of which, it comes in a choice of white gold or 4N pink gold as its case material. the GÉNIE 01 by BREVA will have a limited run of 55 pieces for each case material. though pricing and available are yet to be announced. probably, we will have a better idea of those information when it struts its stuff at the upcoming BASELWORLD 2013. in mean time, scroll down for a few more endearing look and a pretty hypnotizing product video, or you can learn more about the GÉNIE 01 by BREVA HERE.