Chronomètre FB 2RES.6-2

Reference# FB 2RES.6.2


    • Details
    • Description
    • Limited Edition: Thirty-eight movements will be produced in total
    • Case: Stainless Steel
    • Size: 44 x 14.3 mm
    • Movement: Calibre FB-RES.FC: mechanical manual-winding movement, constant force with fusee-and-chain transmission and one-second remontoire
    • Function: Hours and minutes, deadbeat seconds, power reserve, time-setting with stop-seconds device on the balance
    • Power Reserve: Power-reserve indication with “0_1” engraving on a 9 o’clock bridge visible on the dial side
    • Water Resistance: 30 m
    • Dial: Open worked nickel silver decorative plate topping the main plate. Circular satin-brushed seconds inner bezel ring surrounding the dial. Mirror-polished stainless-steel gear-train bridges between 3 and 6 o’clock
    • Caseback: Case-back fitted with a “chevee” sapphire crystal pane glare-proofed on both side
    • Hands: Dagger-shaped hours and minutes hands in 18-carat gold, Central sweep-seconds hand in brass, Arrow-shaped power-reserve hand in 18-carat gold
    • Strap/Bracelet: Hand-sewn leather strap. Length-adjustable double-blade folding clasp – Pin buckle available on request

    The Chronomètre FB RES dial features a technical combination of bridges and mainplate and a opening stretching from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock, revealing three bridges converging towards the dial center. This geometry is directly inspired by a skeletonized table clock made by Ferdinand Berthoud circa 1775, equipped with a “remontoir d’égalité”.  

    Each wheel, bridge and screw is entirely hand-decorated.  The finishing of the bridges and mainplate is specific to this model named FB RES – standing in French for “Remontoir d’Égalité Squelette”.

    Thirty-eight movements will be produced in total, customization in a range of options. The shape (round or octagonal), material (stainless-steel, titanium, ceramised titanium and 18-carat white, yellow, or rose gold) of the case, the color of the inner bezel ring, the dial and associated finishes (sandblasted or satin-brushed): in all, more than 200 variations can be simulated on an online configurator. 

    At the heart of this timepiece beats the Calibre FB-RES.FC, regulated by fusee-and-chain transmission and a one-second remontoire.  

    “We are fortunate to have in our Fleurier Museum this clock made in 1775 by Ferdinand Berthoud, which reveals its movement, including a “remontoir d’égalité””, says Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, President of Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud. “This gave rise to the idea behind the FB RES collection: a skeletonized, more technical version of our own Calibre FB-RE.FC with a one-second remontoire mechanism.”