Chopard expands its L’Heure du Diamant collection with a new cushion-shaped watch, fashioned from ethical 18-carat white gold, graced with a mother-of-pearl dial and rimmed with diamonds. This creation features the emblematic tree bark-textured gold bracelet sculpted using a proprietary technique and beats to the rhythm of the Chopard 09.01-C self-winding movement.
Chopard once again demonstrates this wide-ranging prowess through a jewellery watch featuring modern lines and proportions testifying to the extraordinary vitality of its workshops. The cushion-shaped case with its curved sides endows this new creation with an undeniable sense of grandeur which combines with the unique bark-textured strap to revive the inimitable spirit of 1960s glamour, while embedding it firmly in contemporary aesthetic codes.
The absolute purity of the diamond is majestically highlighted by the collection’s emblematic crown setting technique, which exalts the beauty of each of the gems by allowing the light to shine through. This ribbon of diamonds encircling the case lights up a delicate mother-of-pearl dial, which itself dotted with 12 diamond hour-markers. Mother-of-pearl with its shimmering reflections provides an extraordinarily vivid mineral echo of the diamond mantle adorning the watch.
The light also plays brilliantly across the tree bark-style bracelet featuring a texture, silky touch and impeccable comfort stemming from unique expertise. Inspired by the plant world, its extremely fine veins lend a special vibrancy to the bracelet, and thanks to a close-knit weave giving the ethical 18-carat white gold an incomparably supple and light feel.
It follows the curve of the wrist without ever snagging on the fabric of the wearer’s sleeve. This entirely hand-crafted goldwork technique was developed by the Scheufele family in the 1960s. It epitomises the pinnacle of mental and manual brilliance displayed in this jewellery watch, the result of ancestral watchmaking and jewellery skills. This model is also available with a leather strap.
Powered by the self-winding Chopard 09.01-C mechanical movement and a 42-hour power reserve entirely produced by Chopard’s watchmakers, this watch testifies to the complementary skills nurtured by the Maison.
Model: L’Heure du Diamant in ethical 18-carat white gold
Ref. 10A386-1106 – with ethical 18-carat white gold tree bark-textured bracelet
Ref. 13A386-1106 – with black leather strap
Ethical 18-carat white gold
Dimensions 30.80 x 30.80 mm
Thickness 9.30 mm
Water resistance 30 m
Ethical 18-carat white gold crown set with a briolette-cut diamond
Ethical 18-carat white gold bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds (4.44 carats)
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Self-winding mechanical movement Chopard 09.01-C
Number of components 148
Total diameter 20.40 mm
Thickness 3.65 mm
Number of jewels 27
Frequency 25,200 A/h (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve 42 hours
Dial and hands
White mother-of-pearl dial
Hour-markers set with 12 diamonds
Rhodium-plated hours and minutes hands
Central hours and minutes
Ethical 18-carat white gold tree bark-textured bracelet or black leather strap
Ethical 18-carat white gold buckle