History of Ferdinand Berthoud
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.
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Five interesting facts about Ferdinand Berthoud:
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.
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.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele is also Co-President of the Chopard brand.
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele has collected a number of historical masterpieces that were created by Ferdinand Berthoud.
In 2016, the first Chronométrie Ferdiand Berthoud timepiece, the FB 1, won the Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
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