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Chopard – An empire for this watch
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Chopard – An empire for this watch

Wednesday, 07 December 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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The Imperiale Joaillerie secret watch offers an interpretation of Inca motifs. Beneath the sophisticated mosaic of diamonds and turquoises, an automatic movement keeps rigorously precise time. Hypnotic…

The watchmaker-jeweller offers a secret watch that is as much a magnificent bracelet as a precious timepiece. Like a mosaic from the pre-Colombian era, the dial cover is entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds and turquoises in subtly varied shades. Its almost hypnotic radiance exudes an aura of mystery and seduction. What riches does it conceal? When the dial finally opens, the signature symbols of the Imperiale collection appear, those precious details that endow this jewellery creation with its legendary distinction and strength of character: graceful Roman numerals, tapered hands reminiscent of combat daggers; as well as the famous motif evoking the embroideries adorning the hangings and cushions on which monarchs placed their insignia. The latter pattern appears on the watch cover mosaic, set with diamonds on the bracelet lugs, as well as lending an original touch to the seconds display; while the dial centre is stamped with a radiant sunburst guilloché decoration in a nod to the Inca dynasty’s fascination for this supreme heavenly body.

Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie
Chopard Imperiale Joaillerie

The precious timepiece is fitted with blue or turquoise damask straps picking up the unmistakable Imperiale motif or with turquoise alligator straps. The case in Fairmined 18-carat white gold is entirely set with diamonds and houses a veritable treasure: a self-winding L.U.C 96.12-L movement entirely designed, developed and hand-decorated in the Chopard Manufacture workshops in Fleurier. Imperiale, or when jewellery perfection meets watchmaking excellence.

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