LAUNCHING THE CHRONOMETRIE FERDINAND BERTHOUD AT THE YACHT CLUB DE FRANCE IN PARIS
For the past two days, the Hôtel de Vendôme and the Yacht Club de France have been the stage for a new milestone in the history of Ferdinand Berthoud.
The long awaited Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud has been unveiled to a small circle of cognoscenti including journalists following the watch industry and several passionate collectors, all eager to discover the first timekeeper released by the Chronométrie.
The evening began with a conference given by Mr Arnaud Tellier emphasizing the importance of the work of Ferdinand Berthoud, a master-clockmaker and marine chronometer maker with an influence radiating far beyond the 18th Century and the sole universe of horology. After his insights setting the stage for the development of the new Maison in homage to the great master, it was the turn of Mr Guy Bove and Mr Vincent Lapaire to introduce the thought processes that led to the final result: a movement in perfect fusion with the design of the case.
All was conducted under the enthusiastic direction of Mr Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, President of the Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, who had firmly decided many years ago that the day would come when he would pay tribute to the extensive life-work of Ferdinand Berthoud and his contributions which have paved the way to modern watchmaking.
This was also the perfect opportunity to commemorate the life and times of Ferdinand Berthoud who moved from the Val-de-Travers in Switzerland to a very different Paris at the tender age of 18 in order to continue his training under the best watchmakers of the period and, within a few short years, to become the Watchmaker to the King and to the Navy, the most distinguished title in watchmaking.
It is our great pleasure to invite you to discover the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometer FB1 and we are very pleased to announce our presence during Salon QP at the Saatchi Gallery in London from the 12th to the 14th of November 2015.