Here are Armour Winston we normally specialise in renowned watch making names such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Cartier. However we do have other fabulous brands that come into the shop, from Audemars Piguet, Jaeger Le-Coultre and even Chopard. We currently have two stunning Chopard timepieces available now, so we thought we would take a look at this historic brand.
Originally known for making ladies' watches and pocket watches, Chopard is a Swiss watchmaker and jewellery maker founded in 1860 in Sonvilier by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Chopard’s extraordinary timepieces helped build a reputation of reliability and quality for Swiss made products. In 1963, Chopard was sold to Karl Scheufele, a watchmaker from Pforzheim, Germany. The Scheufele family still own the company, which is headquartered in Geneva. In 1976, the company started making watches that contained its signature free-floating diamond behind sapphire glass. It was then in the 1980s that Chopard expanded into making sports watches for men. Today, Chopard watches are known for their exceptional calibres, incredible technology and magnificent design.
Chopard IMPERIALE 36mm 18 carat ref. 384242-5005. We absolutely adore this Chopard Imperiale watch with diamond-set case and white mother-of-pearl dial. Chopard describe this collection as “an ode to all modern women that are tirelessly active, yet at all times extremely sophisticated”. These watches are truly eye catching but we really think this one deserves to be worn!
This rare Chopard cocktail watch which retails for £90,000 is available with a saving of over £47,000 from us. This simply incredible Chopard watch has a beautifully set diamond, tourmaline and sapphire case. This work of art beautifully showcases the 248 diamonds = 4.41ct, 12 tourmalines = 11.86ct and 12 sapphires = 14.95ct. It was originally purchased in the UK in 1996 and is in 'like new' condition. It comes with all of its original Chopard documentation and box and we are happy to guarantee this watch for 2 years from date of purchase.
Chopard is known for the beauty and value of its timepieces and we rarely have examples available. If you would like to find out more about either of these watches, do not hesitate to contact us.