23 Oct '15, 10pm

On HODINKEE: A review of the Chopard Group's, La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud and FB1.

On HODINKEE: A review of the Chopard Group's, La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud and FB1.

This is the legacy the name Berthoud represents. The birth of La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud goes back, says Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, about a decade, when Scheufele came across a Berthoud marine clock in the Chopard Museum collection. “To be honest, I had not heard of his work before,” Scheufele recalls. “My first encounter was with his nephew.” (The chronometer in question had been made by one of Berthoud’s nephews, who carried on his work after Berthoud passed away.) “I found out he had been born in (the Canton) of Neuchâtel, and then I really got interested . . . from then on, whenever a Berthoud piece came up for auction, which by the way was not very often – now even less often – we would be interested.” Scheufele investigated and discovered that the name had already been registered, but after some negotiations, he was able to acquire rights to the name, as well ...

Full article: http://www.hodinkee.com/articles/the-chopard-group-launch...

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