Synonymous with femininity and elegance, the IMPERIALE collection welcomes a diamond-set ethical 18-carat rose gold timepiece. Its dial, adorned with the collection’s emblematic motif, is graced with refined guilloché work testifying to the expertise of Chopard’s finest artisans. Equally rich both inside and out, the IMPERIALE timepiece beats to the rhythm of an in-house Chopard 96.17-C movement with automatic winding.
Loyal to the collection aesthetic, the new IMPERIALE timepiece is reinvented in an original version imbued with nobility and femininity. The expertise and creativity of Chopard’s artisans enable the silver-toned dial to radiate a mesmerising aura thanks to delicate hand guilloché work.
The collection’s emblematic arabesque motif is concentrically repeated in the centre, surrounded by a decorative fillet of diamonds of different sizes. This perfectly legible dial depicts the passing of time with hands sweeping over four gilded Roman numerals and eight diamond-set hour-markers.
The 36 mm-diameter case is crafted from ethical 18-carat rose gold. The generous diamond setting adorning the bezel, lug-covers, cabochons and crown accentuates the precious nature of this timepiece fitted with a burgundy leather strap.
The Chopard 96.17-C in-house movement with automatic winding powering this IMPERIALE timepiece is revealed in all its mechanical majesty through the transparent case-back. This calibre features a bidirectional micro-rotor made of tungsten alloy and is equipped with Chopard Twin Technology barrels ensuring a 65-hour power reserve.
Despite its 172 components driving the hours and minutes indication, the movement remains extremely thin at just 3.3 mm.
The IMPERIALE collection
Inspired by the nobility and beauty of great empires, the IMPERIALE collection has become a central element in the Chopard watchmaking repertoire. Its carefully designed proportions offer a subtle balance between classicism and modernity, combining rigour and strength with softness and sensuality.
The collection’s sculptural silhouette is accentuated by refined details telling the story of imperial grandeur: sword-shaped hands, a crown like a lotus flower and stylised lugs reminiscent of ancient columns. IMPERIALE thereby showcases Chopard’s dual expertise in jewellery and watchmaking, symbolising an encounter between glamour and accuracy.
Model: Chopard IMPERIALE watch
Ref. 385377-5001 – in ethical 18-carat rose gold
Ethical 18-carat rose gold
Total diameter 36.00 mm
Thickness 9.1 mm
Water resistance 50 metres
Ethical 18-carat gold bezel, crown, cabochons and lug covers set with diamonds (2.8 carats)
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Mechanical with automatic winding Chopard 96.17-C
Total diameter 27.40 mm
Thickness 3.30 mm
Number of jewels 29
Frequency 28,800 vph (4Hz)
Power reserve: 65 hours
Two barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Winding by means of a tungsten alloy micro-rotor
Dial and hands
Hand-guilloché silver-toned dial with IMPERIALE motif and diamond-set central decorative fillet
Gilded Roman numerals and hour-markers set with chaton-set brilliant-cut diamonds
Gilded cut-out sword-shaped hours and minutes
Functions and displays
Central hours and minutes
Strap and buckle
Burgundy alligator leather strap
Ethical 18-carat rose gold pin buckle
Exclusively available from Chopard boutiques