BASELNEWS 2011Chopard Haute Joaillerie Watches - Boldness and expertise
Chopard has made a speciality of creating jewellery watches. Who could be more suited to combining the best of Fine Watchmaking and Haute Joaillerie within one and the same creation than Chopard, uniting the full range of watchmaking and jewellery-making skills within its workshops.
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. This year, two daring yet exquisitely delicate models are being introduced.
The Haute Joaillerie Watch 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 new Haute Joaillerie Xtravaganza watch is a luminous and cheerful model that sparkles brightly on the wrist, secured by delicate rose gold loops to a black satin strap. 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.
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