The serpentine slither of the 12 genera indicating the tens of minutes isn’t the only appreciable novelty in the GNS collection from Genus. The interplay of intricate mechanical components whether for the hours displayed across the fringes of the dial-less face or the quirky minute telling motions make the Genus timepieces truly contemporary.
For the Dubai Watch Week 2023, Genus introduces the Rainbow Green timepiece, a perfect artisanal cradle symbolizing the union of Haute Horlogerie and Haute Joaillerie crafts. Born out of a green hued Damascus titanium case, the Rainbow Green timepiece serves the Genus collection with a vibgyor sparkle.
A Vivid Spectrum of Jeweled Brilliance
The Genus Rainbow Green timepiece is a colorful kudos to the emirate of Dubai. The unrivaled mastery of the microscopic elements and their symphonic orchestration lends a unique pleasure to the wearer which isn’t limited to the unique time display, but offers superlative mechanical satisfaction. To top it all off, 11 colored sapphires called the Genera and 1 baguette-cut diamond, the Genus, render the timepiece a quirky aesthetic which captivates in limitless bounds.
For all 12 jewels, a skilled invisible setting is employed and each of these free-moving elements is meticulously engineered to result in a fluid motion tracing the path of the number 8.
A Sublime Time-Telling Display
The hallmark speciality in the Genus Rainbow Green timepiece is the meandering tens of minutes display along with the hour satellites which auto-correct their orientation. The hour is indicated by the pointer at 9 o’clock and the tens of minutes are displayed by the leading diamond, called the Genus of the slithering trail. For the single minutes, a separate disc occurs at 3 o’clock.
“Our watches, valuable as they are, are designed for daily enjoyment. The fact that we chose to animate it with a manual movement fosters a tighter bond with the wearer, and 30 meter water resistance makes it perfect for everyday wear. Technology must be at the service of our vision, but above all at the service of the customer. The best way to bring a watch to life is to wear it, say Sébastien Billières and Catherine Henry, co-founders of the Genus brand.
Blending Tradition and Contemporary
The elemental ergonomics, vividness of hues and the quirkiness of mechanisms make the Genus Rainbow Green an Avant Garde horological marvel. The rarity of the timepiece is supplemented by the use of Damascus titanium for the case. The exquisite shade of Rainbow Green emerges through a meticulous journey: a culmination of finishing touches, delicate polishing and the artful satin brushing of the watch case. It’s in this precise moment that the timepiece undergoes a remarkable transformation due to anodic oxidation – an electrolytic process that renders it a vibrant green shade.
The design and crafting of each element of the timepiece is hand executed, symbolizing the traditional allure of the package. The haute horlogerie standards of decorative finishing along with the careful execution of gem cutting and gem setting make the Genus Rainbow Green an enchanting timepiece where a multitude of savoir-flairs mingle.
A Sophisticated Mechanism to Yield a Subtle Dance
Offering an awe-inspiring aside from the traditional three hand architecture, the Genus Rainbow Green is a timepiece that acts as a porthole into an otherworldly measurement of time. It is all made possible with the 160W 1.2 caliber, a 406-component movement, all designed, created and hand-decorated in the workshops of watchmaker Sébastien Billières, the co-founder at Genus.
The Genus Rainbow Green results from a harmonious convergence of myriad talents – a watchmaker, a gem setter, a stone cutter, and a jeweler – melding their expertise to delicately balance mechanical precision with artistic vision. In this exquisite interplay of skills, a flawless equilibrium emerges – the breathtaking essence of Genus Rainbow Green.