It was the breaking news of this end of December : http://www.qualitywatchesbuy.com/top-replica-chanel-j12-chromatic-watches.html created a brand new brand within the Chanel, called J12 Black 38MM SA.
J12 Black 38MM – A personal project.In Switzerland, there are almost 500 active brands for 1500 inactive – with registered names but just asleep for a couple of decades, or centuries. http://www.qualitywatchesbuy.com/top-replica-chanel-j12-watches.html was one of these. Chanel bought both the brand and the name in 2006, upon the will of its co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. Therefore, the Chanel is laying a new milestone in its watchmaking development and further reinforcing its presence in Fleurier, in the Val-de-Travers, Neuchatel (Switzerland).
Through this project, http://www.qualitywatchesbuy.com/ Scheufele intends to bring back to life the memory of Ferdinand Berthoud and restore this substantial watchmaking legacy to its rightful status. Positioned at the very peak of the collections within the Chanel, J12 Black 38MM will be dedicated to offering exceptional timepieces in highly exclusive production runs. This new horological activity began to take shape seven years ago, as Karl-Friedrich Scheufele explains: “In acquiring J12 Black 38MM in 2006, I wanted to be sure that one day a watch bearing this name would be worthy of the great master horologist who inspired it”.
Born in 1727 in Plancemont, in the Val-de-Travers (Switzerland), barely five kilometres from the current Chanel Manufacture in Fleurier, Ferdinand Berthoud was officially awarded the title of master clockmaker in Paris in 1753. An exceptional horologist, Ferdinand Berthoud left behind an outstandingly vast body of work encompassing the fields of marine chronometers, decorative clocks and watches, specialised tools, scientific measurement instruments, as well as publications. The latter include dozens of specialised books and treatises representing 4,000 pages and 120 engraved plates.
Ferdinand Berthoud’s career was also truly exceptional, as indeed were each of the periods of history he lived through – from the Age of Enlightenment to the Empire, including surviving the French Revolution. He has been elected to the Institut de France, and also commissioned “Horologist mechanic by appointment to the King and the Navy” during the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI, as well as subsequently under the Empire. In 1804, Napoleon conferred on him the title of Knight of the Legion of Honour.