The Peak Selections: Timepieces - - Off The Cuff -

In 2006, Chopard ac­quired the rights to the name Fer­di­nand Berthoud, but the fruits of its labour were only re­vealed nine years later, with the Fer­di­nand Berthoud FB 1 Chronome­ter. Nau­ti­cal ref­er­ences abound in de­tails like the four sap­phire port­holes in the case mid­dle. These show­case the fusee-and- chain mech­a­nism, a de­vice used ex­ten­sively in marine chronome­ters like Berthoud’s mar­itime clock M.M. No. 6, which is stored in Chopard’s mu­seum and served as the in­spi­ra­tion for the watch.

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