Chronomètre FB 1.3-1

Reference# Chronomètre FB 1.3-1-1
  • Details
  • Description
  • Limited Edition: five pieces
  • Case: platinum
  • Size: 44mm
  • Movement: hand-wound manufacture caliber FB-T.FC, COSC-certified
  • Function: tourbillon, power reserve, suspended fusée and chain constant-force transmission regulation
  • Power Reserve: approximately 53 hours
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Dial: blue
  • Caseback: sapphire crystal
  • Strap/Bracelet: hand-sewn alligator leather
  • Factory Warranty: three years

Born from an approach that is unique in the world of modern watchmaking, the new Chronomètre Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 is the most exclusive to date, coming on the heels of the FB 1.1 chronometer that won the “Aiguille d’or” Grand Prix award at the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, and the FB 1.2. Distinguished by its unique shape and complexity, the platinum case frames a partially openworked nickel silver dial featuring an understated and distinctive play on colors. Its movement is endowed with complications inspired by the 18th century Ferdinand Berthoud chronometers that served as reliable scientific instruments. Nonetheless, even terms such as “suspended tourbillon”, “constant force” or “fusee-and-chain transmission” cannot begin to express the true sophistication of this exceptional caliber. The philosophy driving Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud cannot be summed up as a tribute, a reproduction or even a reinterpretation since it is in fact far more demanding. It embodies a contemporary translation of the quest for excellence pursued by the master horologist who was appointed clockmaker to the French King and the French Navy.