Description

    Chopard Lady's Diamond, Lapis Lazuli, White Gold Watch
    Case: 21 x 14 mm, oval-shaped, 18k white gold, diamond set bezel, snap closed caseback, 60755, 5045 1
    Dial: lapis lazuli with no hour markers, white gold Dauphine hour and minute hands
    Movement: manual wind, 17 jewels
    Bracelet: integral 18k white gold links completed by a concealed foldover clasp; 6-1/2 inches
    Stones: full-cut diamonds weigh a total of approximately 2.80 carats
    Signed: Chopard on the dial
    Gross weight: 49.30 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order


    Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Diamonds:
    Avg Color: G-H-I
    Avg Clarity: VS
    Shape(s): full-cut
    Count: 1 - 25

    Overall Condition: Very Good
    Condition Notes: A unique and lovely timepiece. Clasp is marked 750.

    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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    Additional Location Info:
    Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion2 East 79th StreetNew York, NY 10075

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