CHOPARD’s new high jewellery watch – Imperiale Joaillerie Améthyste – is powered with a movement from the workshops of Fleurier Ebauches (the Chopard Group facility dedicated to industrial movement production).
Combining the expertises in Haute Joaillerie and precision watch making, this new model is graced with clean lines bearing elegant testimony to Chopard’s impressive range of in-house capabilities.
While the Imperiale Joaillerie Améthyste appears in majestic grandeur with its admirable gem setting composed of graded shades of baguette-cut amethysts, baguette-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut diamonds, this sparkling beauty is also endowed with a mechanical movement entirely developed in-house and manufactured by Chopard in the Fleurier Ebauches workshops.
Entirely developed and crafted in the Chopard workshops of Fleurier Ebauches, the Chopard Calibre 01.03-C which drives the Imperiale Joaillerie Améthyste beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hertz) and is equipped with a barrel ensuring an excellent 60-hour power reserve. These technical characteristics ensure the reliability, performance and precision of this mechanical self-winding movement.
The exceptional in house Calibre 01.03- C which powers Imperiale Joaillerie Améthyste is visible through a transparent exhibition back, offering a view in full splendour tinged with a magnificent shade of purple.
Entirely paved with diamonds and amethysts, the 40 mm-diameter and 18-carat white gold case of the Imperiale Joaillerie Améthyste provides a spectacularly contrasting frame to its mother-of-pearl dial adorned with amethyst hour-markers.
Enthroned at its centre and surrounded by diamonds, the characteristic arabesque motifs of the Imperiale collection, inspired by the scrolling patterns on imperial regalia, form a delicate background and serve as a subtle reminder of the dagger-shaped hours and minute hands.
The presence of the colour formerly known as “imperial purple”, the lugs inspired by the columns of classical architecture, and the crown shaped like a lotus flower form a regal set of details echoing the heritage of the grand historical empires in this watchmaking collection.
Model: CHOPARD Imperiale Joaillerie Améthyste
Ref. 384239-1012 – In 18ct white gold
18ct white gold
Total diameter: 40.00 mm
Thickness: 10.60 mm
Water resistant to 50 metres
Glareproofed sapphire crystal
18ct white gold crown set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Lugs set with cabochon-cut amethysts
Bezel set with graded shades of baguette-cut amethysts
Mechanical self-winding: Chopard 01.03-C
Total diameter: 28.80 mm
Number of jewels: 27
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Dial and hands
Mother-of-pearl and diamond-set dial
Baguette-cut amethysts and rhodiumed hour-markers
Rhodiumed open-worked hour and minute hands
Functions and Displays
Central hour and minute display
Strap and buckle
Dark purple leather strap
18ct white gold pin buckle set with brilliant-cut diamonds