Chopard introduces a new version of Imperiale Joaillerie watch
December 1, 2016: Luxury watch and jewelry brand Chopard continues its imperial world tour by offering a new interpretation of the Imperiale watch that has become a brand classic. The new Imperiale Joaillerie model retains its aristocratic characteristics, while now enriched by artistic details evoking the Inca civilization.
Like a mosaic from the pre-Colombian era, the dial cover is entirely set with brilliant-cut diamonds and turquoises in subtly varied shades. When the dial finally opens, the signature symbols of the Imperiale collection appear: graceful Roman numerals, tapered hands reminiscent of combat daggers; as well as the famous motif evoking the embroideries adorning the hangings and cushions on which monarchs placed their insignia. The latter pattern appears on the watch cover mosaic, set with diamonds on the bracelet lugs, as well as lending an original touch to the seconds display; while the dial centre is stamped with a radiant sunburst guilloché decoration in a nod to the Inca dynasty’s fascination for this supreme heavenly body.
The precious timepiece is fitted with blue or turquoise damask straps picking up the unmistakable Imperiale motif or with turquoise alligator straps. The case in Fairmined 18-carat white gold is entirely set with diamonds and houses a self-winding L.U.C 96.12-L movement entirely designed, developed and hand-decorated in the Chopard Manufacture workshops in Fleurier.