Dubai Watch Week is a perfect platform for presenting limited editions and unique pieces. For the Ferdinand Berthoud teams, it is the opportunity to present a bead-blasted titanium version of its award-winning FB 1 Chronometer, demonstrating once again their ability to surprise us with each of their creations.

Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometre FB 1.4 3 Titanium Silver and Blue 7

The Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB1 was the first model presented by Ferdinand Berthoud to fine watchmaking connoisseurs in 2016. Presented in a 44mm octagonal case and driven by an exceptional movement with a tourbillon regulator, a fusée-and-chain and a Maltese Cross stopwork, the Chronomètre FB1 received several industry accolades, including the Aiguille d’Or at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2016.

Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometre FB 1.4 3 Titanium Silver and Blue 2

Each of Ferdinand Berthoud’s creations has its own identity and the unique piece unveiled on the occasion of the 2021 edition of Dubai Watch Week is presented in a sporty yet elegant bead-blasted titanium case (the watch weighing just 80g). Its silvered galvanic dial features an offset circular blue hour and minute subdial with white Arabic numerals. The dagger-shaped skeletonized hour and minute hands are fashioned out of white gold.

Inside is the hand-wound Calibre FB-T.FC-2, the version of the FB 1 chronometer fitted with sapphire bridges – these offer an unimpeded view on the splendid movement architecture, its intricacies and the impressive attention to detail lavished on the hand-decoration. Its precision is officially certified by the COSC.

The Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB1.4-3 comes on a dark blue alligator strap with an alligator lining. It is secured with a safety folding buckle in titanium. this unique piece is priced at CHF 198,000.

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Technical specifications – FERDINAND BERTHOUD CHRONOMÈTRE FB 1.4-3

Case: 44mm diameter x 13mm height – bead-blasted octagonal case fitted with two transparent sapphire portholes – sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating – sapphire case back with anti-reflective coating – water-resistant to 30m.

Dial: Silvered galvanic brass and vertical satin-finish dial – Hand-beveled open dial and power-reserve indicator, rhodium-plated chamfer – Offset circular blue hour and minute subdial with white Arabic numerals – Blue bead-blasted translucent sapphire seconds track

Movement: Calibre FB-T.FC2 mechanical with manual winding – 35.50 mm x 7.96 mm – 53h power reserve – 21’600 vibrations/h – 45 jewels – hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve indication – one-minute tourbillon, Fusée-and-chain. Chronometer certified. 1.120 parts.

Strap: Alligator leather strap with security folding clasp. Pin buckle available on request.

Availability: Unique Piece

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