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Chronomètre FB 2RE.1

Ferdinand Berthoud 2021

ref. FB 2RE.1 / FB 2RE.2
Men's

This second collection from Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud again references the marine chronometers which the brand’s namesake was making in the eighteenth century: the case reprises their shape while the movement is housed inside a gold cylinder that is water-resistant to 30 metres. Similarly, the manual-winding FB-RE.FC calibre is built in the style of a Berthoud Marine Chronometer, on 26 bridges supported by ten steel pillars surrounding the different organs. This impressive calibre features fusee and chain transmission with the specific feature that the fusee is “suspended”, i.e. held only at its base, in addition to a one-second remontoir d’égalité which releases small amounts of power to the balance via the escapement. Both these devices ensure consistent timekeeping accuracy. The movement’s many details are visible through the transparent caseback but also thanks to a porthole cut in the side of the case, at the 10 o’clock position. The FB 2RE chronometer is proposed as two limited editions of 10 pieces each:  one 18k pink gold with a black enamel dial and one 18k white gold with a white enamel dial. All the gold is ethically sourced.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Complications

  • Display
    Stop function via the crown
    Power-reserve indicator
    Deadbeat seconds or independent seconds
  • Regulating mechanism
    Fusee mechanism

Movement

  • Movement name
    FB-RE.FC
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of components
    1200
  • N° of jewels
    58
  • Power reserve
    50 hours
  • Vibrations
    18000
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    9.37 mm
  • Diameter
    37.30 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    White gold
  • Height/thickness
    14.30 mm
  • Diameter
    44.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    White gold / Grand Feu enamel
  • Colour
    White

Strap

  • Material
    Leather
  • Colour
    Black
  • Fastening
    Pin buckle / folding clasp

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    10