A year after its launch by Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, the co-president of Chopard and founder of Chopard's in-house manufacture L.U.C division, Ferdinand Berthoud had already received the highest award given in the watchmaking industry. After winning the Grand Prix “Aiguille d’Or” prize at the 16th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève —GPHG— in 2016 with its Chronomètre FB1.1 in 18K white gold —we featured here—, the brand followed with the release of two additional iterations of this incredible watch in 2017. The Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB1.2 and FB1.3 share the same design as the first FB1.1 but offer two completely different looks.
Eye Candy: Ferdinand Berthoud Chronomètre FB1. Up Close and Personal with the Winner of the 2016 'Aiguille d'Or' at the GPHG.
The winner of the “Aiguille d’Or” prize at last year's 16th Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève —GPHG 2016— was awarded to the now two-year old manufacture Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud for their spectacular Chronomètre FB1. This timepiece is an in-House Fusée-Chain Chronometer with Tourbillon. Ferdinand Berthoud is the latest resurrection of a very well-known name in the horological world but forgotten by many.