Chopard's timepieces puts gems in life at watches and wonders 2022

Chopard has unveiled its new collection which also includes a trio of new watches commemorating the 25th anniversary of the L.U.C collection

Showcased at the 2022 Watches and Wonders, Geneva, Switzerland, Chopard's new collection captures the sheer elegance of the brand. Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon, Happy Sport Chrono, Happy Sport, L.U.C Full Strike Tourbillon, L.U.C Full Strike Sapphire and L.U.C Strike One, Alpine Eagle XL Chrono, Happy Sport Métiers d’Art, and L’Heure du Diamant are all set to mesmerise the audience. Wearing these pieces will definitely bring a smile to the wearers. Take a moment and cherish the grand from Chopard at 2022 Watches and Wonders.

Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon

When it comes to understanding timepieces and complicstions, very few names can carry the load and surprise the audience as the flying tourbillon. Also, it is pretty evident that the integrated sports bracelet sports watch will always be preferred in its segment. Chopard is the latest watchmaker to showcase an integrated flying tourbillon model at this year's Watches and Wonders and its latest variant from the Alpine Eagle series is sure to get some great eyeballs.

The 41mm case lucent steel get a pair of visible screws at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock. The watch also comes with integrated lugs and a Aletsch blue colour textured dial made from gold. The watch Ref. 298616-3001 comes with Roman numerals, and bar shaped hour markers in white gold with LumiNova with hours and minutes hands.

At 6 o'clock sits the flying tourbillon as the prime focus. The case is completed with a sapphire display caseback, a micro-rotor made of gold, 'Alpine Eagle' as engraving with a pair of eight screws. Powering the watch is the L.U.C 96.24-L movement delivering 65 hours of power reserve and 3.5Hz frequency. The COSC certified chronometer gets completed on a lucent steel bracelet, polished central cap and a lucent steel triple folding clasp. The watch gets a water resistance of 100metres.

Happy Sport Chrono and Happy Sport

The Happy Sport came to light in 1993 and has gathered a immense reputation and a presence of its own. The collection ranges from three-hand models to tourbillons and jewellery pieces. At this year's Watches and Wonders, Chopard has introduced as two ethical 18-carat rose gold variants with signature dancing diamond dials and the all-new Happy Sport Chronograph. The 40mm Chronograph Ref. 274653-5001 gets an ethical 18karat rose gold case, rose gold bezel and an 18karat rose gold crown with sapphire. The dial gets Roman numeral and bar shaped hour markers along with seven dancing diamonds.

There is a 30-minute counter at 9 o'clock, 60 seconds counter at 3 o'clock and a 12 hour counter at 6 o'clock and a date window at 4:30. The timepiece also comes with hour markers, hour hands, and minutes hands with with Super-LumiNova. The chronograph comes with a stee-through caseback with six screws and 'Happy Sport' engraving with sapphire crystal. The watch is powered by Chopard 09.01-C self-winding movement with a 54 hours of power reserve and a 4Hz frequency. Completing the watch is the matt midnight blue alligator leather strap with tone-on-tone stitching and a buckle with 18karat rose gold. The watch gets a water resistance of 50metres.

At 33mm, the watch is smaller size with rose gold case, bezel, crown with sapphire. On the dial, there are five diamonds, Roman numeral hour markers. Ref 275378-5008 also gets the same see through caseback with 'Happy Sport' engraving with sapphire crystal. Powering the watch is the same Chopard 09.01-C movement. But on this watch, power reserve comes at 42 hours and 3.5 Hz frequency. The watch is completed on an 18karat rose gold bracelet with a triple folding clasp in 18karat rose gold.

L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer

The honeycomb motif was first seen on the 2017 L.U.C XPS Officer edition and on the brand's first flying tourbillon. A combination of a green dial and a yellow gold case bestows the watch Ref. 161242-0001. The L.U. Chopard Chronometer logo sits below 12 o’clock, the watch has got gold gilded dauphine-type hours, hourmarkers with ‘12’ in arabic numeral. Date window sits at 6 o’clock along with seconds window just above it. The honeycomb motif sits right at the centre of the green dial in matching colours. On the caseback the lid has got the engraving of ‘Chopard Manufacturer’. The caseback itself has got a 22karat gold micro-rotor.

The timepiece is limited edition to only 50 pieces and the individual watch number can be found right on top of the caseback. Powering this COSC certified 40mm watch is L.U.C 96.01-L mechanical self winding movement with 4Hz frequency and a 65 hour power reserve. The watch is completed on a Hand-sewn brown alligator leather strap with green alligator lining with an 18karat yellow gold pin buckle. Water resistance of this watch is 30metres

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Happy Sport Métiers d'Art

Every canvas tells a different story and every watch tells a different story. Both art and horology are incomplete without a story, an inspiration, aesthetics, and approach. Taking this very idea ahead at this years Watches and Wonders, Chopard has showcased its new collection that can be truely put as a canvas on your wrists. Launching the collection in three references and each reference limited to just eight pieces, the watches honour three animals that are worth preserving. All three variants are powered by Chopard’s 9632L calibre movement with 4Jz frequency and 65 hours of power reserve. This limited edition collection gets water resistance of 30metres. Also on the caseback, all three models get a polished platinum micro-rotor. The watches get the sapphire see through caseback with ‘Happy Sport’ engraving and the number of individual piece.

The first we have is Ref. 274425-5001, this reference is dedicated to the hummingbird. The 40mm watch gets an 18karat rose gold case with a full set diamonds covering the case and the bezel. The artistry can be found on the dial with the hummingbird sitting between 7 o’clock and 9 o’clock along with flowers motif in orange and red four heart shaped diamonds at 1 o’clock, 5 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 8 o’clock. The green dial gets a malachite background. The watch is completed on a green satin-finish alligator leather strap and a pin buckle system in 18karat rose gold set with diamonds. Chopard logo at 12 o’clock is also made in red gold gets a shadow tone.

The second one is dedicated to the polar bear Ref. 274425-1001. This watch gets an 18karat white gold case, a crown also made with 18karat white gold in a London blue topaz. The case and bezel get full set diamonds. Polar bear sits comfortably between 8 o’clock and 9’clock. The dial gets a dual tone colour of green and blue. The Chopard logo at 12 o’clock gets shadow tone in white gold. The watch is complete in a blue satin-finished alligator leather strap with a pin buckle in 18karat white ethical gold set with diamonds.

Last in this collection is dedicated to the sea turtle. The 40mm watch comes with an 18karat rose gold case with bezel and case in full diamond set. The dial gets the overall look of the underwater with the turtle seem to be swimming. There are three diamonds with a view of the coral. Hour and minutes hands get 18karat rose gold along with the Chopard logo at 12 o’clock that gets a shadow touch. Completing the watch is the turquoise blue satin-finish alligator leather strap a pin-buckle system in 18karat rose gold set with diamonds.

Alpine Eagle XL Chrono

Considered as Chopard’s take on a sports watch, the first Alpine Eagle, launched in 2019 was a successor to St. Moritz that came in 1980s. The 2019 model was presented on a 44mm case as an automatic flyback chronograph. The chronograph now comes in two variants – an all blue Ref. 298609-3003 and all black variant Ref. 298609-3004. The case is made of lucent steel, gets four pair of visible screws with a compass rose crown. The watch comes with a brass dial either with aletsch blue or pitch black colours with rhodium plated numerals with Super-LumiNova®.

The watch gets a date window at 4:30, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock and seconds at 6 o’clock. Chopard Chronometer sits below 12 o’clock. The sapphire crystal see through caseback gets ‘Alpine Eagle’ engraving with four pair of visible screws. Powering this watch is the in-house calibre 03.05-C with 60 hours of power reserve and 4 Hz frequency.

The stainless steel watch gets a water resistance of 100metres and gets completed on a blue or black rubber strap with titanium insert and a pin buckle system in lucent steel.

Imperiale Flying Tourbillon

Chopard introduced the Imperiale Collection in the year 1994 in multiple variants - round, square, chronographs or gems for both men and women. Besides Happy Sport, Happy Diamonds, La Strada and Chopardissimo, Imperiale Collection forms one of the most importance collections. After undergoing several transformations over the years, Chopard has unveiled an all new variant – as a flying tourbillon Ref. 385389-1001 at the 2020 Watches and Wonders.

The timepiece gets a full set diamond layout from the lugs to the bezel and the case which is made of 18karat white gold. The mother-of-pearl dial has a blue aventurine texture with the Imperiale flower shaped tourbillon also set with diamonds. The sword shaped hours and minutes hands are rhodium plated. The watch is limited to eight pieces and the see through sapphire caseback gets the individual number engraving with a platinum micro-rotor. Powreing this 36mm watch is the in-house L.U.C 96.24-C calibre that gives 65 hours of power reserve and 3.5 hZ frequency. The white gold case gives this watch a watrer resistance of 50metres. The watch is completed on a blue alligator leather strap with 18karat white gold pin buckle system set with diamonds.

Full Strike Sapphire

This year Chopard commemorates the silver jubliee of the L.U.C collection. Often considered as a gentleman’s watch, that collection has undergone some remarkable improvements. From the first in-house calibre 1.96 to a highly technical chronograph – the L.U.C One. The watch Ref. 168604-9001 gives a full view of the movement. Th 42.5mm watch gets a transparent sapphire case with an open caseback.

The watch's bezel, crown and rear glass are made of sapphire crystal. The caseback gets six visible screws. the crown comes with an integrated pusher. L.U Chopard logo sits at 3 o'clock is made of18karat white gold. There is a power reserve window at 2 o'clock and a seconds window at 6 o'clock. The hour markers get rhodium plating while dauphine hours and minutes hands also get rhodium plating. The watch is limited editon to just five pieces. Powering this watch is the calibre L.U.C 08.01-L with 60 hours of power reserve, 4 Hz frequency. Completing the watch is a grey alligator leather with grey alligator lining with a polished and satin brushed folding clasp in 18-carat white gold.

Full Strike Tourbillon

The Full Strike Tourbillon is limited to just twenty pieces and features Chopard's sapphire minute repeater but also adds a tourbillon with sapphire bridge. The case of this 42.5mm watch Ref. 161987-5001 is made of 18karat rose gold with an 18karat rose gold crown. The grey features a guilloché motif and displays a hammer from 9 o'clock to 11 o'clock. The dial comes with Roman numerals, a power reserve indicator at 2 o'clock and the tourbillon along with seconds hands sits at at 6 o'clock. Hours and minutes hands get Dauphine fusée-type look. The case back get the 'Full Strike' engraving along with individual watch number with six visible screws.

Powering this watch is the calibre L.U.C 08.02-Lmechanical hand wound movement, with a 50 hours power reserve and 4 Hz frequency. The limited edition watch is completed on a grey alligator leather strap with grey alligator lining and a polished and satin-brushed Folding clasp in 18karat gold.

Strike One

Thge first Strike One came in 2006, that had a monobloc sapphire crystal and a gong. For the 2022 edition, the Strike One gets a 40mm 18karat rose gold case and a limited edition of twenty five pieces. Taking inspiration from the L.U.C XPS 1860 model, the grey dial watch Ref. 161949-5001 features honeycomb pattern at the centre.

The dial is made in 18karat rose gold and gets galvanic treatment, herringbone-type hour-markers, and Dauphine fusée-type hours and minutes hands. The crown of the Strike One comes in 18karat rse gold. The watch gets a seconds sub dial at 6 o'clock, chime/silence aperture at 12 o’clock. The caseback features a sapphire crystal and is see through, features the engraving of 'Strike One' and the individual watch number along with a gold micro-rotor.

Powering this watch is the L.U.C 96.32-L mechanical self winding movement with a 65 hour power reserve and a 4hz frequency. The limited edition watch gets completed on a grey alligator leather strap with grey alligator lining and an 18karat rose gold polished and satin-brushed pin buckle system.

Image: Courtesy Chopard



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