If the name traces all the way back to the 18th century, Ferdinand Berthoud was restored as of late by Chopard’s Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and his group. While showing admiration to the Berthoud inheritance, the brand’s first manifestations offer a wonderful, present day take on this legacy. These watches have gotten a momentous honor from the watch community and industry: at the GPHG, the Oscars of watchmaking, Ferdinand Berthoud was granted the lofty 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 great Chronometer including a special combination of platinum, dark fired 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 a rich interpretation of Ferdinand Berthoud’s first contemporary creation. For the event, the mark 44mm octagonal case is introduced in 950 platinum with clay between carry embeds. Its unpretentious tone stands out delightfully from a satiny 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 extensions. Along with the presentation caseback, these straightforward scaffolds offer an unrestricted perspective on the watch’s refined and impeccable inward operations. A column engineering, the development incorporates a fusée-and-chain and a one-minute tourbillon. The enormous tourbillon is gotten by a blue CVD-covered bolt formed extension. Working at 3Hz, it includes an offset spring with a Phillips terminal curve.
A Maltese-cross stop-work restricts the pivot 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 bore witness to by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres).
A 5-piece restricted release, the Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3-1 Sapphire Blue Chronometer is fitted with a hand-sewed, rolled-edged gator cowhide tie got with a platinum security collapsing catch. Cost is set at EUR 265,000. More subtleties on www.ferdinandberthoud.ch .