Oeuvre d'or FB 1.1-2

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Oeuvre d'or FB 1.1-2

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The “Oeuvre d’Or” collection pays tribute to its principal source of inspiration, the astronomical pocket watch No. 3 from Ferdinand Berthoud. Its main components are adorned with original decorations: while the dial is finely crafted to obtain an aged patina, the half bridges of the movement also highlight the know-how of the Manufacture’s engravers with their hand-made “pyramid” motif decoration. Both are entirely crafted in 18-carat yellow gold and come with a gemset 18-carat white gold case housing the tourbillon movement with fusee-and-chain transmission system, directly inspired by Ferdinand Berthoud’s creations from the 18th century.

Oeuvre d'or FB 1.1-2

Features

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The FB 1.1-2 model in 18-carat white gold stands out in terms of the case itself, since some of its faces are adorned with baguette-cut diamonds. There are four in all: on either side of the crown and alongside the engraving of the limited-edition number facing it at 9 o'clock. The crown is also set and the choice of baguette-cut diamonds evokes the vertical pillar-type construction of the movement beating at its heart.
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The FB 1 – Oeuvre d’Or collection features a "pyramid" motif decoration adorning the entire surface of its three half-bridges, an authentic artisanal feat demonstrating the know-how of the Manufacture’s engravers. The material is cut free-hand with flawless precision and regularity using a graver.
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The patinated dial of FB 1 – Oeuvre d’Or is created using a combination of engraving techniques that require great manual dexterity. First of all, the gold is finely grained with a graver. The surface is then crafted at length using a tool called a "rocker", enabling the light to glide across the dial to the rhythm of the shimmering reflections of the moiré effect thus created. Finally, the dial is hand-engraved and then subtly coloured to perfect the overall legibility.

Oeuvre d'or FB 1.1-2 in details

Case
Case
    • Diameter: 44 mm
    • Thickness: 13 mm
    • Water resistance: 30 m
    • Dynamometric crown in 18-carat white gold with black ceramic medallion, set with 14 baguette-cut diamonds (0.8 ct)
    • Octagonal case in 18-carat white gold set with 20 baguette-cut diamonds (1.99 ct) with black ceramic lugs elements
    • Screw-in case-back with glareproofed sapphire crystal
    • Domed, arched and glareproofed sapphire crystal
    • 5-piece limited and numbered edition
Movement
    • CALIBRE FB-T.FC-3
    • Mechanical hand-wound movement
    • Tourbillon with constant force device with fusee-and-chain transmission
    • 3 half-bridges in 18-carat yellow gold (3N) engraved by hand
    • 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
    • 18-carat yellow gold (3N) dial, engraved and patinated by hand
    • 18-carat black nickel-plated gold hours, minutes and power-reserve hands
    • Bronze black nickel-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 white gold pin buckle
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