Ferdinand Berthoud was, without question, one of the best horologists of all times. The name and soul of this expert watchmaker was revived as of late by Karl-Friedrich Schefeule and his group with the presentation of the FB1 Chronometer. This cutting edge, expound interpretation of Berthoud’s legacy got various industry honors, including the Aiguille d’Or at the GPHG 2016 , the Oscars of watchmaking. In 2019, the brand is supporting Only Watch, the biennial pledge drive for research on Duchenne strong dystrophy, interestingly. With the “Night Star”, Ferdinand Berthoud takes its Chronomètre FB1 into new landscape moving its concentration to a more present day, covertness tasteful. Furthermore, it looks stunning.
Its 44mm case is fashioned out of sandblasted anthracite ceramised titanium in which the surface layer of the titanium case is changed into artistic. The aftereffect of this innovative interaction brings about a dull dark case combining exceptional scratch (on normal multiple times harder than titanium), wear and corrosion obstruction with the daintiness and strength of its titanium core.
A iced dark dial coordinates the dim tone of the case and monochromatic looks of the watch. Interestingly for a Ferdinand Berthoud watch, it is combined with glowing numerals and hands. The brand expresses that the Super-LumiNova was purposely picked white to bring out glimmering stars in the night sky.
The Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronomètre FB1 Night Star houses the type FB-T.FC-2, the version of the brand’s debut development highlighting three sapphire scaffolds. Along with the refined case construction, these offer a charming perspective on the magnificently completed system. Concerning the remainder of the watch, FB decided on a dim monochromatic complete the process of, getting rid of the traditional blued parts – for example, screws or the words inked on the sapphire scaffolds. Two little plates screwed on the fusée bear the caption ‘Only’ and ‘Watch’.
Its column engineering is a gesture to days of old marine chronometers. This surprising development fuses more than 1,100 sections including a fusée-and-chain to convey constant force to the one-minute tourbillon. A Maltese-cross stopwork limits the rotation of the barrel, making a locking point to keep any harm from over winding. The force save indication is driven by a cone going all over along a strung arbor. As consistently with Ferdinand Berthoud, the development is a chronometer whose precision has been controlled by the COSC.
The Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronomètre FB1 “Night Star” for Only Watch 2019 is worn on a hand-sewed, moved edge dark crocodile tie with gator lining. It is gotten to the wrist by a twofold edge ceramised titanium collapsing clasp.
For more information, www.ferdinandberthoud.ch .
Only Watch is a biennial pledge drive for research on strong dystrophy – Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies (AMM). Coordinated under the patronage of HSH Albert II de Monaco, the watches of the eighth edition will be auctioned by Christie’s on Saturday 9 November 2019. More subtleties at www.onlywatch.com . Also, find all the Only watch 2019 watches here .