Ferdinand Berthoud – Chronometrie FB 1
Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud is another Haute Horlogerie brand made by the Chopard group to tribute the uncommon watchmaker and chronometer-producer who made outstanding watches, including the 18th century Marine Clocks that guided the vessels of the King of France.
Rethinking the watchmaking tradition of Ferdinand Berthoud from a contemporary perspective, the new brand is situated at the extremely very good quality fragment of the market.
The main watch introduced by the new Val-de-Travers based production is the Chronométrie FB 1 which highlights a tourbillon with focal seconds and an inventive suspended fusée–chain managing framework.
The fusée–chain system guarantees that the main thrust remains totally stable all through the span of the force save so conveying excellent accuracy to the watch.
As Ferdinand Berthoud clarified in his Essai sur l’horlogerie in 1763, “the normal for a fusee is to help keeping an even activity of the spring on the stuff train because of the changing size of the sweep building the twisting.”
Housed in an octagonal white gold or rose gold case (44 mm x 13 mm) with four watertight sidelong openings, the new Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB 1 is furnished with a mechanical hand-wound development comprising in excess of 1,120 components totally planned, created and delivered in-house.
Outfitted with a low-recurrence (3 Hz or 21,600 vph) tourbillon with focal seconds, this extraordinary development additionally includes the consistent power directing gadget with suspended fusée–chain transmission that we described above, a differential-based twisting framework, just as a force save system called a “suspended mobile cone” which ensures 53 hours of self-rule. Licenses have been petitioned for a few of the systems composing this new caliber.
The design of the development, visible through the straightforward case, features the balance between three key components: barrel, fusée and tourbillon.
The development is additionally described by the cleaned titanium columns which ties down the bridges to the mainplate while offering a brief look to the core of the development.
The altogether hand-enriched half-bridges are silk completed and beveled with straight-grained flanks, while the gems are set in finely cleaned and chamfered chatons.
The aftereffect of right around three years of innovative work, this development conveys uncommon accuracy and rating routineness that was ensured by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The specialized dial is proposed with a black silk brushed or ruthenium background contingent upon the case material conversely with the white-lacquered off-set hours and minutes subdial at 12 o’clock.
The focal opening with deliberately chamfered shapes uncovers the seconds haggle and the driving wheel of the tourbillon carriage.
At 9 o’clock, the force save is demonstrated by a bolt which focuses to the words “Haut” or “Bas” – the French expressions for high and low written in the local language of Ferdinand Berthoud. The scale is straightforwardly engraved on the mainplate.
The plan of the hands is a reevaluation of different hand shapes utilized by Ferdinand Berthoud in his watches.
The Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometrie FB 1 will be created in two restricted releases of 50 pieces each: white gold case with titanium between horn components and rose gold crown decorate or rose gold case with ceramic between horn components and earthenware crown inlay. ferdinandberthoud.ch