Chopard

Chopard is one of the leading names in the luxury Swiss watch and jewellery industry. It is best known for its creative ingenuity, pioneering technology and artisan workmanship. Today, Chopard watches and Chopard jewellery are among the most coveted luxury goods in the world.

Founded in Sonvilier, Switzerland in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the house soon forged a reputation for ultra-thin and high-precision pocket watches suitable for daily wear. In 1885, Chopard was appointed official watch provider to the Swiss Railway Company and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

In the late 1930s, Chopard relocated to Geneva. In 1941, Karl Scheufele II took over the company, which remains in the Scheufele family to this day.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Chopard expanded rapidly and enjoyed a resurgence in popularity. This is thanks in part to the launch of Chopard Happy Diamonds, a collection of watches featuring diamonds that can move freely across the dial between two sapphire crystals. Chopard floating diamond watches are still one of the brand’s most successful innovations. A unique Happy Diamond wristwatch achieved the highest Chopard watch price at Christie’s when it realised CHF 1,685,000 in 2015.

The 1980s saw the launch of Chopard’s first luxury sports watch and its first jewellery collection featuring the brand’s now-iconic Happy Clown motif. Since then, Chopard has released the Happy Hearts collection, the Precious Lane collection and the Ice Cube collection, among others. Chopard heart bracelets, necklaces and rings are revered for their delicate, stackable design, while Chopard Ice Cube rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are prized for their geometric design.

The 1990s saw the release of the Chopard Happy Sport watch, featuring floating diamonds across the dial. The decade also saw Chopard become an official partner of the Cannes International Film Festival.

In 2010, Chopard celebrated its 150th anniversary with the launch of its Haute Joaillerie Animal World Collection. Less than a decade later, the company announced its commitment to using 100 per cent ethical gold for the production of all its luxury watches and jewellery.

In 2019, the company launched the Chopard Alpine Eagle watch. Other signature men’s watches include Chopard’s L.U.C collection and the Chopard Mille Miglia collection.

Chopard earrings, bracelets and necklaces set with diamonds are regularly sold at Christie’s. In 2017, a dazzling Chopard necklace with a detachable pear-shaped diamond, weighing approximately 56.03 carats, sold for CHF 6,255,500 at Christie’s Geneva. Chopard rings, engagement rings, cufflinks and diamond watches are also popular with collectors.

Chopard. A magnificent and very rare 18K white gold and diamond-set limited edition tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, original certificate and box

Signed Chopard, L.U.C. Tourbillon Baguette model, ref. 13/4188, limited edition no. 10/25, movement no. 102'748, case no. 1'383'956, circa 2007

CHOPARD. A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET RECTANGULAR BRACELET WATCH

SIGNED CHOPARD, YOUR HOUR MODEL, CASE NOS. 586'735, 468 2 AND 143'555, CIRCA 2005

CHOPARD. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET LIMITED EDITION TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 8 DAY POWER RESERVE

SIGNED CHOPARD, GENEVE, L.U.C TOURBILLON MODEL, NO., REF. 17/1892, MOVEMENT NO. 101'721, CASE NO. 1'221'952, CIRCA 2006

CHOPARD. A LADY ’ S SUPERB 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET BRACELET WATCH

SIGNED CHOPARD, HAPPY DIAMONDS MODEL, REF. 4097 1, CASE NO. 277’751, CIRCA 2000

CHOPARD. A UNIQUE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K WHITE GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE

SIGNED CHOPARD, ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION 'PIECE UNIQUE' MODEL, REF. 1279, CASE NO. 1'753'500, CIRCA 2010S

CHOPARD. A VERY RARE AND ELEGANT PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 8 DAY POWER RESERVE

SIGNED CHOPARD, L.U.C. TOURBILLON MODEL, REF. 16/91869, NO. 046/100, CIRCA 2005

Chopard. A very fine and unique 18K white gold and grey mother-of-pearl tonneau-shaped self-winding wristwatch with erotic automaton

SIGNED CHOPARD, TORTUE EROTIQUE MODEL, REF. 16/2254/476, CASE NO. 416002, MANUFACTURED IN 2004

CHOPARD. A LADY'S FINE 18K GOLD, DIAMOND AND EMERALD-SET CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WATCH BRACELET

SIGNED CHOPARD, IMPERIALE MODEL, CASE NOS. 389'346 AND 4143, CIRCA 2000

CHOPARD. A FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD AND DIAMOND-SET BRACELET WATCH

SIGNED CHOPARD, GENEVE, HAPPY DIAMONDS MODEL, REF. 1159 1, CASE NO. 278'130, CIRCA 2000

CHOPARD. A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH 8 DAY POWER RESERVE

SIGNED CHOPARD, GENEVE, L.U.C QUATTRO TOURBILLON MODEL, NO. 95/100, REF. 16/91869, MOVEMENT NO. 100'362, CASE NO. 1'143'825, CIRCA 2006