Back in Time: the carefully chosen liberties of Ferdinand Berthoud

Back in Time: the carefully chosen liberties of Ferdinand Berthoud

Ferdinand Berthoud left behind a considerable literary oeuvre, a testament to what was possible in the century of progress known as the Enlightenment Two centuries later, La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud focuses solely on watchmaking There are no recent authoritative works on Ferdinand Berthoud.

The current manufacture picks up where Ferdinand Berthoud left off First, there is the off-centre dial at twelve o'clock, a design Ferdinand Berthoud adopted in 1806 The decision to add a tourbillon doesn't come from an original Ferdinand Berthoud piece, but it does stem from a wish to perpetuate the watchmaker's demand for chronometric precision, given that it is connected to a central hand.

La Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud is engaged in a delicate balancing act. . More

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