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    Chopard Lady's Diamond, Ruby, Ceramic Happy Apple Limited Edition Watch
    Case: 37 mm, round, ceramic bezel, aluminum case and titanium back, 709 Madison Avenue Collection, New York Limited Edition 18/20, 288507, 1369248, 8507
    Dial: black, Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, floating ruby-set apple and diamonds, luminous hour and minute hands, date aperture at 4 o'clock, outer minute track
    Movement: Swiss quartz
    Band: black rubber strap completed by a stainless steel buckle and tang; 6-1/2 inches to 8 inches (adjustable)
    Stones: round-cut rubies weigh a total of approximately 0.40 carat, full-cut diamonds weigh a total of approximately 0.15 carat
    Signed: quadruple signed Chopard on the case, dial, strap and buckle
    Gross weight: 59.25 grams
    Note: watch is currently in working order

    Property of a Private Collector


    Condition Report*:

    Designer: Chopard
    Overall Condition: Excellent
    Notes: A Limited Edition watch honoring New York. Comes with signed pouch.


    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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    September, 2015
    28th Monday
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