Since entering the selective world of Haute Joaillerie, Chopard has constantly surprised observers by its creativity and its ability to push the frontiers of technical feasibility. Over the years, the Geneva-based company has earned a premier position within this elite circle in which inventiveness and expertise of gem-setting artisans plays a crucial role. One of the results is the emergence of jewellery watches with refined designs, showcasing the finest precious stones such as diamonds, rubies and emeralds in a broad variety of cuts and shades of colour.
Here we highlight two daring yet exquisitely delicate high jewellery watch models. These exceptional Haute Joaillerie Watches – Ref: 109220-1001 (High Jewellery watch in 18ct white gold set with brilliant-cut diamonds) and Ref. 134235-5001 (Haute Joaillerie Watch “Xtravaganza” in 18ct rose gold) – were unveiled in 2011.
The Haute Joaillerie Watch (Ref: 109220-1001) is an ode to the talent of the master gem-setters. Its snailed-motif dial is adorned with a carpet of brilliant-cut diamonds in subtly graded sizes while discreet and slender hands dance across the centre, as if to remind admirers that over and above its assumed role as a beautiful piece of jewellery, the mission of the Haute Joaillerie Watch is to mark the passing of time.
The equally precious Haute Joaillerie Xtravaganza (Ref. 134235-5001) watch is a luminous and cheerful model that sparkles brightly on the wrist, secured by delicate rose gold loops to a black satin strap.
|Ref. 134235-5001 (High Jewellery Watch “Xtravaganza” in 18ct rose gold.
Guilloché dial set with brilliant-cut diamonds, diamond-set bezel and
loops. Shiny brown leather strap, 18ct rose gold pin buckle)
Its generous brilliant-pavé rose gold dial highlights the beauty of the diamonds which appear to have been randomly sprinkled according to the gemsetter’s aesthetic preference creating an asymmetrical look that lends a playfully relaxed touch liable to prove quite simply irresistible.