Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 Chronometer

written by YWH team 30 September 2017
Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 Chronometer
Quick specs Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 Chronometer
Price: $260,400 | approx. € 220.000 | approx. £ 195,000
Size: 44 mm
Reference: FB 1.3
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Last year Ferdinand Berthoud introduced the FB 1 Chronometer. The first time piece under the wings of Chopard, that bought the brand a couple of years before. This Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 Chronometer is the third time piece since the revival of the brand.

The first FB carries reference FB 1.1 and comes in white gold. The Reference FB 1.2 is the same model in rose gold and this reference FB 1.3 has a platinum case with anthracite grey ceramic lug elements. Technically these three models are the same.

The Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 Chronometer is limited to 50 pieces

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So, inside the new Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 Chronometer is the FB-T.FC caliber developed by Chopard. A hand-wound movement with a tourbillon and central sweeping seconds. The hours and minutes are on a subdial at the 12 o’clock position. It has a suspended fusée and chain constant force transmission regulation and an extreme high level of finishing.

Read our story of the La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1 Chronometer to find out more details on the technical part of this watch.

This platinum version is limited to 50 pieces.

technical data Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 Chronometer
FB 1.3 (limited to 50 pieces)
Ferdinand Berthoud FB-T.FC | Hand-wound | Diameter: 35.5 mm / 15¾ lignes | Thickness: 7.96 mm | Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz) | Jewels: 46 | Parts: 1,120 (including chain) | Tourbillon | Suspended fusée and chain constant-force transmission regulation | Certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute | Hours, minutes, seconds, power-reserve indicator | Power-reserve: 53 hours
Case & dial:
44 mm | 950 platinum with anthracite grey ceramic lug elements | Thickness: 13 mm | Octagonal case with four watertight portholes in glare-proofed sapphire crystal | Domed, arched and glare-proofed sapphire crystal | Screw-in case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal | Partially open-worked satin-brushed nickel silver dial | Black lacquered subdial for hours and minutes with white Arabic numerals and white gold cut-out hands | Engraved power-reserve scale | Bronze black nickel-plated central sweep-seconds hand | Water-resistance: 3 ATM / 3 bar / 30 meters / 100 feet
Black alligator leather | Platinum safety folding clasp
Price Ferdinand Berthoud FB 1.3 Chronometer:
$260,400 | approx. € 220.000 | approx. £ 195,000

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