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Reimagining History: Ferdinand Berthoud Unveils the “Oeuvre d’Or” At SIHH 2019

Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud revealed their “Oeuvre d’Or” collection at this year’s SIHH, and it takes its name—which translates to “art of gold”—very seriously.  This showstopper of a watch is a work of technical expertise and a perfect representation of high horology that reinterprets the original Chronomètre FB 1 while adding distinct touches like gem-setting and unique new finishes.

Ferdinand Berthoud’s newest masterpiece comes in a massively limited release of only 10 pieces—five in rose gold (the FB 1.2-1), and five in white gold (FB 1.1-2). Each version offers different, painstakingly designed details, an unsurprising touch considering the level of watchmaking to which the manufacture is held and to which it holds itself.

Ferdinand Berthoud Oeuvre d’Or FB 1.1-2 Ferdinand Berthoud Oeuvre d’Or FB 1.2-1
The Ref FB 1.2-1 combines an 18-carat octagonal while gold case with an 18-carat rose gold dial, manually engraved and hand-patinated to give it an enchanting shine—one of the new finishes developed during the creation of this timepiece, which takes inspiration from the astronomical pocket watch that birthed the Chronometre FB1. Additional but elegant glimmer is provided by the addition of baguette-cut diamonds on the side of the gold case.   

The dial proudly showcases its tourbillon and its power reserve indicator, as well as individual watch numbers. Finally, the hours and minutes are neatly contained in a subdial, the hands blued gold, while the seconds, blued bronze, is located in the center.

Flip the watch and you’ll get a marvelous view of the its COSC-certified, manually-wound FB-T.FC3 mechanical movement. Another original finish may be found on the caseback: a “pyramid” motif engraved on its movement’s three-half-bridge surfaces. 

Ferdinand Berthoud Oeuvre d’Or FB 1.2-1 caseback

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