Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud was born of the initiative of Chopard’s co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, who acquired the name in 2006. This move was driven by a determination to give a new lease on life to an impressive heritage, by launching a creative new brand of exceptional timepieces crafted in highly limited series in tribute to the master horologist and thus restoring his name to its former glory. Chopard Group is thereby laying a new milestone in its Rolex replica watchmaking development and further reinforcing its presence in Fleurier, in the Val-de-Travers region of Canton Neuchâtel – Switzerland, where the Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud company is established.
The Replica Chopard Watches is probably the most replicated watch on the market. It’s ubiquity and desirability make it profitable to mass produce as a counterfeit. This watch varies the most in terms of quality of the fakes. The Replica Watch Report goes into greater details in terms of the more common flaws, but watch out for simple things such as malformed crown guards and inaccurate date wheel fonts.
No matter how good the quality of Chopard Watches they still have an inherent fragility that isn’t exhibited in the genuine watch they copy. Either subject to finicky movements, loose crown stems, or non-existent water-resistance; fake watches may look like their genuine counterparts, but rarely live up to their standards.
All in all, this Replica Chopard was released very quietly and wasn’t popular at all, due in part to the bezel printing and some misaligned 12 o’clock markers on the dial. However, I still think it’s a decent watch and you should consider getting one as it’s a much nicer design, in my opinion, than the Ingenieur.