Chopard : Gentle imperialism

A gold case with a curving caseband, a lotus-shaped crown, lugs inspired by ancient columns, roman numerals and dagger-sharp hands… The IMPERIALE watch, a classic Chopard model redesigned in 2010, adopts softly shimmering mother-of-pearl dials in white, powder pink and lavender blue versions, along with satin straps in matching colours. Enthroned in the dial center is the collection’s signature motif inspired by the embroidered insignia that used to adorn royal hangings and cushions. On the particularly voluptuous new jewelry creations – rings, earrings and a pendant necklace – the pink or white gold décor studded with diamonds stands out above a voluminous fine stone or traces the outlines of four gems. All are amethysts, the ultimate imperial stone because of their purple color.



Case : white gold, diamond-set bezel, lugs and crown, sapphire caseback, water-resistant to 50m Diameter : 36 mm Movement : mechanical self-winding, 42h power reserve Functions : hours, minutes Dial : lavender blue mother-of-pearl, diamond-set hour-markers Strap : lavender blue satin, white gold buckle



Diamond-set white gold “cocktail” ring, Impériale décor above an amethyst. Diamond-set white gold pendant necklace, Impériale décor surrounding four amethysts.


Journaliste experte en horlogerie, Marie présente des nouveautés et s’occupe de la rubrique 12e Art (l’art de la mesure du temps), qui établit un parallèle avec les arts classiques.

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