Edition Malaspina

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Edition Malaspina

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Honouring discovery and the scientific approach

The Chronomètre FB 1 - Malaspina Edition is a one-of-a-kind model attired in 18-carat rose gold framing a vertical satin-brushed silver-toned, blue-accented dial. Its Calibre FB.T.FC-2 with tourbillon and constant-force transmission comprises 1,119 components including sapphire half-bridges that highlight its exceptional pillar-type structure.

 Inspired by Ferdinand Berthoud’s astronomical pocket watch No. 3, the Malaspina Edition features an offset hours and minutes subdial and a long sweep-seconds hand. This exceptional timepiece pays tribute to Alessandro Malaspina, an explorer who left an indelible imprint on the late 18th century. Equipped with Ferdinand Berthoud’s marine chronometers Nos. 10 and 13, Malaspina sailed the world during five years and his expedition was to have great scientific significance.

Edition Malaspina

Features

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The 44 mm octagonal case of this one-of-a-kind model features an execution that is new to Chronométrie FERDINAND BERTHOUD: crafted for the first time entirely in 18-carat rose gold, this inherently exceptional timepiece thus also dons a precious mantle.
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Calibre FB-T.FC-2 is build according to a construction that is unique on the contemporary watchmaking scene. Positioned on either side of the tourbillon, between the fusee and the barrel, three sapphire half-bridges have been chamfered and sandblasted on the side. They are surrounded by polished titanium pillars. This construction is typical of 18th century marine chronometers and gives an incomparably light touch to the movement.
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The movement’s precision stems from the constant supply of energy to the escapement via the fusee-and-chain transmission system, as well as from the tourbillon whose role is to free the watch from the negative effects of gravity. Its unusually large 16.5 mm carriage is fixed to an arrow-shaped steel arch and comprises no less than 67 elements.

Edition Malaspina in details

Case
Case
    • Diameter: 44 mm
    • Thickness: 13 mm
    • Water resistance: 30 m
    • Dynamometric crown in 18-carat rose gold (5N)
    • Octagonal case in 18-carat rose gold (5N) fitted with four watertight portholes in glareproofed sapphire crystal
    • Screw-in case-back with glareproofed sapphire crystal
    • Domed, arched and glareproofed sapphire crystal
    • Unique piece
Movement
    • CALIBRE FB-T.FC-2
    • Mechanical hand-wound movement
    • Tourbillon with constant force device with fusee-and-chain transmission
    • 3 sapphire half-bridges
    • Diameter: 35.50 mm
    • Thickness: 7.96 mm
    • Lines: 15 ¾
    • Number of jewels: 45
    • Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
    • Power reserve: 53 hours
    • Number or parts: 1119
    • Chain length: 285 mm
    • Chronometer-Certified by the COSC
Dial and hands
    • Vertical satin-finish silver-toned dial with cut-out centre
    • 18-carat rose gold (5N) hours, minutes and power-reserve hands
    • Bronze gold plated seconds hand
Functions and display
    • Display of the hours, minutes at 12 o’clock
    • Central seconds
    • Power-reserve display in an openworked subdial at 9 o’clock
    • Tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Strap and buckle
    • Hand-sewn rolled-edge alligator leather strap
    • 18-carat rose gold (5N) double-blade length-adjustable safety folding clasp
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