Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3-1

Limited edition of 5 pieces

272,850 USD
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Ferdinand Berthoud unveils a new FB 1.3-1 “Sapphire Blue” model in a platinum case with gray ceramic details and a striking translucent blue dial.

THE MOVEMENT

The Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3-1 is powered by the manually-wound COSC-certified FB-T.FC-2 caliber and features a tourbillon and a fusee and chain constant force mechanism. The movement draws inspiration from marine chronometers, of which Ferdinand Berthoud was one of the most legendary clockmakers.

THE DIAL

The new translucent blue dial is decorated with fine lines matching the blue-tinted hour and minute hands, as well as the indicator hand for the 53-hour power reserve, located at nine o’clock.

THE CASE

The timepiece comes in a 44mm octagonal platinum case with anthracite-gray ceramic lug elements.

The Strap

The timepiece comes paired with a hand-stitched, rolled-edge alligator strap made from a single piece of leather.

Limited Edition

The FB 1.3-1 is limited to five pieces.


Features

The Basics

Dial

Case

Strap

Functions

  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Central Seconds
  • Constant Force
  • Power Reserve Indicator
  • Tourbillon

Special Features

  • Water resistance 30m/3 bar
  • Chronometer certified by COSC
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The Brand

Ferdinand Berthoud

Ferdinand Berthoud, a Swiss watch and clockmaker, was born in 1727 in Val-de-Travers in the Canton of Neuchâtel. In 1745, at the age of 18, he moved to Paris and began to practice his watchmaking skills there. He was a scientist, a master horologist, and a movement maker. He authored many works of his own and contributed numerous articles in the Encyclopédie. He worked tirelessly on the development of marine chronometers as the stakes were genuinely global: ocean-going voyages stayed on course by calculating the difference between local solar time and a given meridian. The east-west position of ships, their route, and their arrival point depended on these ‘on board’ and ‘departure’ times being accurate. Both France and England were offering substantial awards to the first person to find the solution.

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