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Ferdinand Berthoud

Ferdinand Berthoud was the author of numerous inventions in the eighteenth century, including the perpetual calendar equation clock (1752) and the first marine chronometer (1760). Fascinated by the history of celestial navigation, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard CEO, acquired the Ferdinand Berthoud name in 2006 and established the brand in 2015. Its timepieces are a contemporary interpretation of the grand era of marine horology.

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Birth of Ferdinand Berthoud in Plancemont-sur-Couvet, in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.


Ferdinand Berthoud appointed Clockmaker-Mechanic to King Louis XV.


Chopard Chief Executive Karl-Friedrich Scheufele acquires the Ferdinand Berthoud name.


The Chopard group launches the Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud brand.