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November 28, 2019

Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB 1R.6-1

After an unplanned visit to FB's booth at Baselworld 2019 I can't stop admiring work they do. An amazing craft. A defenition of perfection, a destinguished design along with incomparable execution. Let's keep in mind that each timepiece consists over thousand parts and driven by different sorts of energy while being fully hand wound. This year's exhibition has become a baptism of fire for me. Loss of virginity, so to speak. You analyze what needs to be done next time, the question to yourself is why you are so indifferent to cameras, which is an epic failure. As a fan of historical Panerai and for the most part not complicated watches, you look at your Radiomir and think at the stand of Ferninad Berthoud - not your league boy. 

However, hospitality and dedication of Vincent Lapaire bribed me and I plunged headlong into the presentation of new models and prototypes. Somehow I shot a video of this presentation and at that time it turned out to be the only one. I am sincerely grateful to Vincent for his time, the ability to share such mastery of watchmakers with impeccability. Mr. Lapaire, your gift is always on my desktop. See you all at Baselworld 2020. 

Planning your upcoming trip to Basel, make sure you have time to meet Vincent Lapaire. He will steal your heart for Ferdinand Berthoud. This is a dream watch and worth it's price big-time.

Inspired by the Marine Chronometer No. 7 that Ferdinand Berthoud produced in 1767, the construction and the regulator-type display of the Chronomètre FB 1R.6-1 overturn traditions. 

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