Description

    Chopard Lady's Diamond, Colored Diamond, White Gold Happy Sport Watch
    Case: 32 mm, round, 18k white gold, six screw closure back, marked Chopard "Happy Sport" 27/6180-50 870603 4144, diamond set bezel, curled lugs having inverted diamond terminals, inverted diamond crown
    Dial: mother-of-pearl with black Roman numeral hour indexes at 3, 6, 9 & 12 o'clock positions, blued steel "Arrow" hands and silvered "Baton" sweep seconds, date aperture at 6 o'clock, and seven "floating" bezel set full-cut diamonds
    Movement: Swiss quartz
    Bracelet: black crocodile, 18k white gold tang; 6 to 7-1/4 inches (adjustable)
    Stones: full-cut black and near-colorless diamonds weigh a total of approximately 3.20 carats
    Signed: Chopard on dial, movement, case and strap
    Gross weight: 55.06 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order, (black diamonds not tested for origin of color)


    Condition Report*:

    Diamonds:
    Colored Diamond Color: Black
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): Full-cut
    Count: 100+

    Metals:
    Gold

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: Sporty yet stylish, the black diamonds add nice contrast. Does not come with box or papers. Strap marked Chopard 15. Near-colorless diamonds weigh a total of approximately 2.10 carats, black diamonds a total of approximately 1.10 carats.

    Chopard: It all began in 1860 in the small village of Sonvilier, Switzerland. Here Louis-Ulysse Chopard, a talented young craftsman, established his workshop. By virtue of their precision and reliability, his watches quickly gained a solid reputation among enthusiasts and found buyers as far afield as Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia. In 1921, the founder’s son, Paul Louis Chopard, opened a branch in La Chaux-de-Fonds and then relocated the company headquarters there. In 1937, he moved the firm to Geneva, the capital of Haute Horlogerie, or Fine Watchmaking, thereby bringing it closer to its cosmopolitan clientele. In 1943, Paul André Chopard, grandson of Louis-Ulysse, took the helm. In 1963 he sought a buyer capable of reviving and perpetuating the brand’s rich heritage, since none of his sons wished to take over the company. This was when he met Karl Scheufele, descendant of a dynasty of watchmakers and jewelers from Pforzheim, Germany. After a brief meeting, Karl Scheufele decided to buy the company. Under the impetus of the Scheufele family, Chopard experienced spectacular development. Renowned for its creativity, its state-of-the-art technology and the excellence of its craftsmen, it became one of the leading names in the high-end watch and jewelry industry. Entirely independent, Chopard is pursuing a time-honoured family tradition. Karl Scheufele and his wife Karin have orchestrated the company’s international expansion for more than 40 years and are still active in the firm. Their two children are its current co-presidents: Caroline Scheufele is responsible for the ladies’ collections and high jewelry, while her brother Karl-Friedrich Scheufele manages the gents' collections and the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, the production site of L.U.C movements.

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    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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