If the name traces all the way back to the 18th century, Ferdinand Berthoud was revived as of late by Chopard’s Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and his group. While showing appreciation to the Berthoud inheritance, the brand’s first manifestations offer a heavenly, current interpretation of this legacy. These watches have gotten an astounding honor from the watch community and industry: at the GPHG, the Oscars of watchmaking, Ferdinand Berthoud was granted the renowned Aiguille d’Or in 2016 and the Chronometry prize in 2019 . On the event of the Dubai Watch Week, the brand presents another rendition of its amazing Chronometer highlighting a novel combination of platinum, dim earthenware and a clear blue dial. Meet the Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3-1 Sapphire Blue Chronometer.
The FB 1.3-1 Sapphire Blue Chronometer is an exquisite interpretation of Ferdinand Berthoud’s first contemporary creation. For the event, the mark 44mm octagonal case is introduced in 950 platinum with ceramic between drag embeds. Its inconspicuous tone stands out flawlessly from a plush clear blue dial with a vertical silk finish.
Inside is the hand-wound FB-T.FC-2 type, an adaptation of the brand’s debut development including three sapphire scaffolds. Along with the presentation caseback, these straightforward scaffolds offer an unrestricted perspective on the watch’s refined and faultless inward functions. A column engineering, the development incorporates a fusée-and-chain and a one-minute tourbillon. The huge tourbillon is gotten by a blue CVD-covered bolt molded scaffold. Working at 3Hz, it includes an offset spring with a Phillips terminal curve.
A Maltese-cross stop-work restricts the turn of the barrel, making a locking point to keep any harm from over-winding. The 53-hour power hold sign is driven by a cone going here and there along a strung arbor. In accordance with the brand’s center around chronometry, the watch’s accuracy is validated by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres).
A 5-piece restricted version, the Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3-1 Sapphire Blue Chronometer is fitted with a hand-sewed, rolled-edged gator cowhide lash got with a platinum security collapsing fasten. Cost is set at EUR 265,000. More subtleties on www.ferdinandberthoud.ch .