Louis-Ulysse Chopard founded his own watch factory in 1860, in Sonvilier, and began yet another great Swiss watch company nestled in the Swiss Jura Mountains. Chopard loved jewelry, but Chopard watches acquired such a reputation for timekeeping that they became the main provider for the Swiss railway, renowned for its punctuality.
Still known mainly for its jewelry Chopard is not to be underestimated for its technical innovation. The LUC collection's movements are the work of Michel Parmigiani, a fine modern horologist.
Chopard warrants the original purchaser that their products are free from defects, in material and workmanship, under normal use for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Chopard Product LineThe Women's' Chopard Happy Sport Watch (model 27/6150-22) features a gold casing and bracelet, with five diamonds surrounded by two sapphire crystals; in the tradition of the Happy Diamonds collection. The case is accented by 4 decorative green cabochons. Highlighted with a white dial and black Roman numerals the crowned is capped with a green sapphire cabochon. It retails for $14,910.
The Men's Chopard Mille Miglia Watch (model 16/8331-99), is part of the series first introduced in 1988 when Chopard paired up with the Mille Miglia as an official partner - creating what became an icon of vintage automobile racing. The steel case comes with a sapphire crystal skeleton back. The rubber bracelet features a Dunlop racing tire design. The chronograph has 30 second and 12 hour registers. List price: $3220
The Women's Chopard H Watch (model 1836715) features 24 diamonds and a white gold case and bracelet, with quartz movement. List price: $26,690.
The Men's Chopard Imperiale Square Watch (model 38/3444-23) features a mother of pearl dial in a white gold case. List price: $12,590.
Chopard La Strada Blue Dial Watch (model 41/8357) is one model in this 1950's-inspired series; featuring a stainless steel case, sapphire crystal and leather band. Listed at $2,940.
Other Chopard Series
The Classique watch series recalls the vintage era of Chopard, while the Pushkin and Ice Cube collections are innovative, but with the same color and elegant shapes of all Chopards.