Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud was founded in 2015 by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, who was fascinated by the history and art of this exceptional horologist and wanted to pay tribute to this master watchmaker, while also offering a new and contemporary vision of watchmaking excellence. The timepieces are manufactured in Fleurier, the birthplace of Ferdinand Berthoud. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele is also Co-President of the Chopard brand with his sister Caroline Scheufele.
Five interesting facts about Ferdinand Berthoud
1 – Marine clocks
Ferdinand Berthoud was best known for his work and inventions in the field of marine clocks that guided the ships of the King of France.
2 – Fellow of the Royal Society
Ferdinand Berthoud was granted the title of Fellow of the Royal Society in London in 1764 and also the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by Napoleon I in 1804.
3 – L’encyclopédie – The enclyclopedia
Ferdinand Berthoud is credited with writing at least seven articles in the Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie. A collaborative project started in 1751 of more than 70’000 articles that took more than 140 people over two decades to write.
4 – Historical collection
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has collected a number of historical masterpieces that were created by Ferdinand Berthoud.
5 – The Aiguille d’Or
In 2016, the first Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud timepiece, the FB 1, won the Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.