Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

201 Chopard An elegant and catching Chopard Lady's watch in 18k yellow gold with bracelet and dial diamond-set, onyx and coral

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 32,500

Lot Description

Model: Bracelet Watch
Material: Yellow gold with Onix, Coral and Diamond set
Reference N°: G2969
Case N°: 100963
Bracelet: Yellow gold with Onix, Coral and Diamond set
Dimensions: 30 x 170

In 1860, the young artisan watchmaker Louis-Ulysse Chopard, son of a farmer from Sonvilier, used to create works of art with innovative designs and at the early age of 24 quickly started conquering firstly Switzerland and later the whole world arriving even to the court of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. With the passage of the business to his son, Paul-Louis, the tradition of creating good quality and reliable watches continued manly thanks to the move of the production factories in the capital of watchmaking, Geneva. But being able to offer perfectly functional and performing watches was no longer sufficient to satisfy the needs of an audience increasingly eager for novelty and uniqueness. Thus it was that Chopard started specializing in the production of real jewel-watches, slowly earning a first-class place. The lot that we are pleased to offer you is the result of the technical and manufacturing researches that Chopard has dedicated itself as well as the search for special materials. The special decoration that recalls the stylized shape of an hourglass recurs throughout the structure of this jewel-watch, and stands out thanks to the contrast of the totally different colors of the materials used. Onyx black, combined with bright red coral and diamond shine creates a perfect mix. The rectangular dial, which incorporates the same motif as the bracelet, as the only “external” element sees the dauphine hands in yellow gold.