The new 36 mm-diameter Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase timepiece is crafted from ethical 18- carat white gold studded with precious stones. The dial of this technically refined and supremely feminine jewellery model is entirely made of aventurine. Naturally sprinkled with stars, this delicately spangled glass is graced with the five main northern hemisphere constellations.
Together, they serve as a backdrop for the most feminine watchmaking complication of them all: an astronomical moonphase display, orchestrated by the Chopard 96.25-C movement. Thus attired in deep blue and lit up by the fire of diamonds, IMPERIALE Moonphase offers a delicately shimmering interpretation of the lunar cycles.
After iterations in white gold with a blue mother-of-pearl dial, then in rose gold and pink mother-of-pearl dial, Chopard is enriching its line of IMPERIALE Moonphase timepieces. The highlight of this new version lies in the introduction of an aventurine glass dial with a celestial touch. Alongside the moon, the Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Cepheus and Draco constellations stand out against dozens of sparkling diamonds representing the stars at night.
Chopard’s masterful flair for detail enables it to offer an unmistakably poetic vision of the lunar cycle. The dial of the IMPERIALE Moonphase timepiece consists of two blue plates made of aventurine glass, also known as goldstone and recognisable by its typical sparkling inclusions or spangles.
IMPERIALE’s characteristic bezel, lugs and lug-covers are set with diamonds totalling three carats, as are the central decorative fillets rimming the moon phase and the small seconds disc, both adorned with the collection’s iconic quilted motif. Like all the watch and jewellery creations emerging from Chopard’s workshops since July 2018, this new watch is crafted in ethical gold.
Its in-house made 96.25-C movement with automatic winding is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) and features a generous 65-hour power reserve.
Its moon-phase display offers astronomical accuracy, reducing the precision error in the duration between two successive new moons (known as a lunation) to just 57.2 seconds, and hence taking 122 years to accumulate a mere one-day difference between the measured and actual lunar cycle.
Model: Chopard IMPERIALE Moonphase watch
Ref. 384246-1002 – in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds
Ethical 18-carat white gold
Total diameter 36.00 mm
Thickness 9.84 mm
Water resistance 50 m
Diamond-set ethical 18-carat white gold crown
Bezel, lug covers and lugs in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds (3 cts)
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Mechanical with automatic winding Chopard 96.25-C
Diameter 28.40 mm
Thickness 4.70 mm
Number of jewels 32
Frequency 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
Power reserve 65 hours
Aventurine glass moon disc
Chronometer-certified by the COSC
Dial and hands
Aventurine glass dial studded with constellations
Central diamond-set white gold decorative fillet
Diamond-set white gold hour-markers
Openwork, rhodium-plated sword-shaped hours and minutes hands
Rhodium-plated IMPERIALE-motif small seconds hand
Functions and displays
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Moon phases at 12 o’clock
Glossy blue alligator leather strap
18-carat white gold IMPERIALE pin buckle