CHRONOMÈTRE FB 1R.6-1
AN EXCEPTIONAL « POWER RESERVE »
This timepiece is part of the SIHH 2018 great surprises!
I love so much its aesthetic & power reserve indication. Even though this version has the « FB 1 » denomination in its name, the letter « R » is present and for a good reason! because here, we are talking about a very different execution.
There are a ton of new elements on the FB 1R.6-1 starting from the Hour indication (at 2 o’clock). A sapphire crystal disc was specially created for the piece and if you look closely, you’ll see a segment of it at 12 o’clock through the central open Minutes sub-dial. Pretty nice choice because you can enjoy the level of care that the watchmakers put into the creation (wheels, decoration) and in some ways, the passion that they have for the name Ferdinand Berthoud.
The Power reserve is a breath of fresh air! I’m not talking about the 53 hours but its mechanism. Obviously linked to the movement, you can actually see a cone (through the case-back triangle window) which operates in connection with the suspended & inverted barrel/fusee chain. A second option in terms of « Entertainment » is the two lateral portholes (at 2 and 11 o’clock) that let you appreciate the fusee chain in action when you’ll wind it.
I also a big fan of this Tourbillon… In fact, it’s simple.
In my opinion, there is nothing to change/modify on the back.
Finally, i want to share a lovely information about the case. It is its innovative material called : Carburised Stainless Steel
The most scratch-resistant « Stainless steel » i’ve seen so far, thanks to a thermo-chemical process involving carbon. That’s the kind of detail that i love because you can peacefully wear it. No need to think about your moves whatsoever.
Limited Edition 20 pieces