In our next video hot from the SIHH 2019, MONOCHROME talks to Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, CEO of Ferdinand Berthoud, about the brand’s new emphasess of the leader FB1 Chronometer. For 2019, the brand focuses all its consideration on the FB1 administration and presents two restricted, profoundly creative versions of this exactness chronometer, meet the “Oeuvre d’Or”.
A relative newcomer on the watch scene with a notable brand name, Ferdinand Berthoud offered a solid opening expression with its 2015 FB1 Chronometer, a watch that won the pined for Aiguille d’Or at the GPHG 2016. The 2019 “Oeuvre d’Or” pieces , introduced in pink and white gold in restricted releases of 5 watches for each metal, come in the trademark octagonal instance of the assortment (44mm x 13mm) motivated by watchmaker Ferdinand Berthoud’s marine clocks. In the video, Scheufele clarifies how uncommon, and sometimes terminated, distinctive strategies have been revived to brighten portions of the dial and development. Beneath deck, FB’s accuracy type FB-T.FC3 (COSC ensured) is controlled by a larger than average tourbillon driven by a suspended fusée-and-chain mechanism.
Highlights of the improvement on the “Oeuvre d’Or” models include:
- Both models include a 18k gold dial that has been totally engraved by hand to accomplish an iced, grainy impact. Craftsmans at FB were motivated by the completion on an antique Berthoud pocket watch in the gallery and hand-grained the dial with a graver and cleaned the raised surfaces to make the unmistakable surface and reflections.
- On the converse side, the pyramid themes embellishing the extensions of the development have been engraved completely by hand and were motivated by a memorable Berthoud galactic pocket watch.
- The white gold model uncovers one more amazing subtlety and is set with loaf cut jewels for the situation band and crown.
For more subtleties, watch the video at the highest point of this article and follow our broad inclusion of the SIHH 2019. For more data, if it’s not too much trouble, counsel ferdinandberthoud.com .