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Chronomètre FB1 - Oeuvre d'Or

Ferdinand Berthoud 2019

ref. FB1 1.1-2
Men's

Directly inspired by an astronomical pocket watch that was designed by Ferdinand Berthoud then assembled in Paris, in 1806, by his pupil, Jean Martin, the Chronomètre FB1 – Oeuvre d'Or lavishes new decorations on the very first watch by Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud. The gold dial is hand-patinated with line engraving. Turning the watch over reveals the collection's first pyramid-motif decoration, cut free-hand with a graver across the three half-bridges. Last but not least, the sides of the white gold case are discreetly adorned with baguette diamonds, making this the first gem-set case from the brand. Beneath this new aesthetic, a tribute to a watchmaking legacy, lies a precision movement whose many technical tours de force include a tourbillon with a fusee-and-chain constant-force transmission.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Complications

  • Regulating mechanism
    Constant-force escapement
    Fusee mechanism
    Tourbillon
  • Display
    Power-reserve indicator

Movement

  • Movement name
    Calibre FB-T.FC-3
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of components
    1119
  • N° of jewels
    45
  • Power reserve
    53 hours
  • Vibrations
    21600
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    7.96 mm
  • Diameter
    35.50 mm

Case

  • Form
    Other
  • Material
    White gold
  • Height/thickness
    13.00 mm
  • Maximum clear dimensions
    44.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    White gold
  • Colour
    Grey

Strap

  • Material
    Alligator leather
  • Colour
    Black

Artistic crafts

  • Type of stones
    Diamonds
  • N° of stones
    14 Units
  • Carat weight
    0.80
  • Type of artistic crafts
    Gem-setting

Characteristics

  • Certifications
    COSC
  • Limited/numbered edition
    5