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SAINT VALENTINE’S AMAZING SAIL: Cartier, Chanel, U-Boat, Rolex, Tudor, TAG Heuer, Baume Mercier and Chopard

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Chopard L.U.C Calibre: Quattro, Quattro Tourbillon, Tech Régulateur, Lunar One, Chrono One, Tourbillon Titan and Lunar Big Date

In 1996, Chopard set up a high technology manufacturer centre in Fleurier (Val-de-Travers), Switzerland. As the main objective of this opening was the development of Chopard’s own calibre, L.U.C. 1/19 was born carrying the wristwatch company’s founder’s name: Louis – Ulysse Chopard.

Buying mechanisms to wristwatch producing companies like Piaget or Jaeger LeCoultre was not as rentable as producing them, so the company organize a qualified group lead by Jean Frédéric Dufour.

The first L.U.C. was developed and Chopard’s history changed.

L.U.C. Quattro L.U.C. Calibre 1.98

L.U.C. Quattro: L.U.C. Calibre 1.98 with a power reserve of 216 hours, 9 days. It was presented in white, yellow and pink gold and also in platinum.

L.U.C. Quattro Tourbillon L.U.C. Calibre 1.02

L.U.C. Quattro Tourbillon: L.U.C. Calibre 1.02 featuring the regulateur tourbillon.

L.U.C. Tech Régulateur L.U.C. Calibre 4RT

L.U.C. Tech Régulateur: L.U.C. Calibre 4RT featuring a power reserve indicator, a second time zone of 24 hours placed at 9 o’clock and the day and night indicator.

L.U.C. Lunar One

L.U.C. Lunar One: L.U.C1. Calibre 85 QP incorporates the perpetual calendar, the moon phase and leap year indicators and also a second time zone function.

Ten years later from the first mechanism launching, in 2006, Chopard gave birth to the L.U.C. Chrono One incorporating the chronograph function according to high Swiss technology.

LUC Chrono One

Two years later, Chopard presented the L.U.C. Tourbillon Titan SL with hours, minutes and seconds hands. Its calibre: L.U.C. 4TSL with mechanical and manual tourbillon. COSC certificate. Power reserve: 216 hours.
L.U.C. Tourbillon Titan SL

Two more models were presented:

L.U.C. Tourbillon Tech Twist

The L.U.C. Tourbillon Tech Twist: L.U.C. Calibre 4TBST (Quattro Tourbillon Black Superlight Twist Silicium), the first Chopard movement that incorporated escape valve and a silence lever. Main Characteristics: Antimagnetic, 33 rubies, certified by COSC, 9 power reserve days, W.A.S dispositive (Winding Assistance System)

L.U.C. Lunar Big Date

L.U.C. Lunar Big Date is the last one of Chopard’s L.U.C. calibre models. Calibre: L.U.C 96 LD, with 33 rubies and a 65 power reserve.

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Chopard Mille Miglia History


Mille Miglia

The origins of the Mille Miglia race are closely linked to those of the Brescia Automobile Club. In 1927, the RACI (the Royal Automobile Club of Italy), established a public Vehicle register office and handed down the levying of car taxes to the various provinces. As a result, the Milan Automobile Club became an independent entity and severed its ties to Brescia, until then a section of the Milan Automobile Club.
However, the motor sport links between the two cities had become increasingly strained, the circuit had been built in record time in the park of the Royal Villa

In 1922 race was given to Monza, the organizers were able to take advantage of some of the technical innovations, such as the banked bends that had been developed at the Ghedi circuit in Montechiari. In the same year some of the first speedboat races to be held in Italy took place on nearby Lake Garda and the city’s pioneering spirit was again underlined in 1909 when the Brescia ‘Circuito aereo’ introduced competitive aeronautics to Italy.

When the Brescia Automobile Club was formed the insult still rankled and it was clear that something had to be done – something spectacular that would be a satisfactory response but, at the same time, would not offend the sensibilities of the RACI or the ACM, both headed at the time by Senator Silvio Crespi.

The Club was formed under the leadership of a group of prominent young racing drivers with Franco Mazzotti Bianchelli as Chairman and Count Aymo Maggi di Gradella as vice-Chairman (together with Oreste Bertoli). It also attracted some influential political figures to its Board, including Member of Parliament Alfredo Giarratana and the future Brescia provincial Party Secretary Innocente Dugnani who was closely connected to Augusto Turati of Parma, Secretary of the Brescia Fascists from 1923 to 1926 and later of the national Fascist Party.

mille miglia I

To add to these influential political connections and the considerable financial backing of its motor sport enthusiasts, the Club had the organisational experience of Renzo Castagneto of Verona a well-known cyclist, motorcycle racer and founder of the Polisportiva Ravelli club.
Castagneto had been a member of the volunteer force that had proclaimed an independent state in Fiume [Istria] in 1919 and was close to Mussolini until 1924. From 1923 onwards he proved to be a successful organizer of motor sport events as the General Secretary of the ACB, assisted by Baron Flaminio Monti, the Vice-Secretary.

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What was decided was that the Club would organize a long distance race for production cars that would differ from the French Bol d’or [dating from 1922] and Grand Prix d’Endurance de 24 heures, ‘Coupe Rudge Whitworth’ [held from 1923 onwards and later known as the Le Mans 24 Hours] and other similar events such as the Gran Premio Turismo, a 24 hour race, run only once at Monza in 1926. It would not be linked to any circuit, would be easy to service and supply and would cover a large part of Italy, virtually taking the cars to the front doors of potential buyers. This was the equivalent of an advertising brainwave and attracted strong interest from the car manufacturers, which were struggling to sell their products at the time. It gave them an ideal opportunity to overcome the poor reputation their products had for reliability. It was also popular with the Government. It would present the modern face of Italy to the world as well as stimulating the popularity of motor vehicle use and thereby benefitting the industry, providing jobs and increasing revenue from taxes.

Mille Miglia II

The Italian people would also derive a marginal benefit from improvements to the roads used in the race – a lingering problem from the time of the birth of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.
To complete the organising team, later known as the ‘Musketeers’, Mazotti, Maggi and Castagneto needed a top-class journalist. As the story goes, they turned to Giovanni Canestrini of the influential ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’, a pioneering sports newspaper backed by motor industry leaders Giovanni Agnelli and Edoardo Bianchi [before control was bought by Alberto Bonacosso in 1929. Since 1909 this newspaper had been in competition with the ‘Corriere della Sera’, which supported the revival of the Giro d’Italia, a non-competitive road race that had taken place in 1901, and it was organising the cycle race of the same name, under the capable direction of Armando Cougnet who was the newspaper’s director.
Cougnet and Castagneto soon put together the details of the Mille Miglia Cup race. It would be run from Brescia to Rome [to flatter the Fascist regime] and back to Brescia, a distance of around 1600Km. This flattery paid off when the Government [or, at least, Turati] dismissed Senator Crespi’s objection that the race would be ‘too dangerous’.

It was at this time that the legend surrounding the origin of the name Mille Miglia was born. It has been recorded, with some variations in the details, at least three times by Canestrini over the years; in the 1930 edition of ‘Numero Unico’, in 1962 in his ‘Una vita con le corse [a life in racing]’ and, finally, in 1967 in ‘Mille Miglia’.

[Source: Chopard Mille Miglia].

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona: Woody Allen, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem




(Woody Allen)

Woody Allen (born Allen Stewart Konigsberg; December 1, 1935) is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, writer, musician and playwright who writes and directs his movies and has also acted in the majority of them. His script thematic centres mainly on literature, sexuality, philosophy, psychology, Jewish identity, European cinema and New York City, where he was born and has lived his entire life.

Allen was born and raised in New York City, the son of Nettie (a bookkeeper) and Martin Konigsberg (a jewellery engraver and waiter). After high school, he went to New York University (NYU), where he studied communication and film. He was never committed as a student, so he failed a film course, and was eventually expelled.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

vicky cristina barcelona

After finishing his third London film, Allen headed to Spain. He reached an agreement to film Vicky Cristina Barcelona, in Barcelona and Oviedo, where shooting started on July 9, 2007. Starring international actors and actresses as Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall and Penélope Cruz, the plot centres on two North American women, Vicky and Cristina, spending a summer in Barcelona. They both meet an artist who is attracted to both of them while still enamoured of his mentally and emotionally unstable ex-wife María Elena. Vicky Cristina Barcelona was more than well received, winning “Best Musical or Comedy” at the Golden Globe awards. Penélope Cruz received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. As in Scoop (2006), the wristwatch and jewellery company Chopard was the one in charge of the jewellery for the director’s jewels.

penelope-cruz(Penélope Cruz)

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress. She worked in well known films such as Jamón, Jamón (Ham Ham), La Niña de tus ojos (The girl in your eyes), and Belle époque. She also starred in several American films such as Blow, Vanilla Sky, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She is well known for her work with Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, in Volver and Todo sobre mi madre (Everything about my mother). Cruz has been awarded three Goyas, two European Film Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Goya, and a BAFTA for her role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She is Spain’s first female Oscar winner.

javier-bardem(Javier Bardem)

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. During his teenage years he acted in several TV series, played rugby for the Spanish National Team and toured the country with an independent theatrical group. Javier’s early film role as a sexy stud in the black comedy Jamón, jamón (Ham Ham) propelled him to instant popularity. With over 25 movies and numerous awards under his belt, it is Javier’s stirring, passionate performance that made him received five Best Actor awards and a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

scarlett_johansson(Scarlett Johansson)

Scarlett I. Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. Johansson rose to fame with her role in 1998’s The Horse Whisperer and subsequently gained critical acclaim for her roles in Ghost World, Lost in Translation (for which she won a BAFTA), and Girl with a Pearl Earring, the latter two earning her Golden Globe Award nominations in 2003.


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The Most Cheapest Watches from TOP BRANDS

Between the cheapest luxurious watches, there’s a wide range of styles and brands that, without paying a large amount of money can please us with the satisfaction of wearing a high quality and esteemed watch.

Each brand has its cheapest watch, not meaning it is not a qualified one, of course. So, according to the cheapest watches of the most important watchmakers, there are some models that must be re-introduced:

Rolex Datejust Mid-Size Ref. 178240 $4.140.00

Gender: Mid-Size

Movement: Automatic.

Dial: Blue with applied roman numeral hour markers and bar-shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, Diameter: 31 mm; thickness: 11 mm. Smooth bezel. Screw-down back and screw-down crown. Water resistant to 100 meters or 300 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and quick set d


Band: Oyster Style Bracelet in Stainless Steel with Flip Lock clasp; 7.25 inches.

Reference Number: 178240

Indications: Date aperture at 3.

Omega Constellation Ladies Ref. 1566.56.00 $1.780.00


Movement: Quartz precision movement with rhodium plated finish. Caliber Omega: 1456

Dial: Black with applied Diamond

s hour markers and bar shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel and Diamond

s on Bezel, round shape. Diameter: 22 mm. Thickness: 8 mm. Bezel engraved with roman numerals and diamonds. Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal with anti reflective treatment. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours and minutes.

Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet with Folding Clasp; 6 inches.

Reference Number: 1566.56.00

Panerai Luminor -Historic Collection- Mens Ref. PAM00113 $4.190.00

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai Luminor Marina (Officine Panerai Watches) OP XI calibre with swan’s neck regu lator, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels, Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. Glucydur® balanc e with Nivarox® I spring, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incab.

Dial: White with arabic numeral hour markers. Luminescent overlapped by tritium points and bar-shaped hands.

Case: AISI 316L Polished Steel, round shape. Diameter: 44 mm

. Polished steel bezel. Back: see-through sapphire crystal. Brushed

Steel device protecting the crown: registered Trade Mark. Scratch resitant sapphire crystal (formed of c

orundum, 3.5 mm thick). Anti-reflective coating. Water resistant to 300 meters or 990 feet.

Function: Hour, minutes and subsidiary seconds.

Band: Brown Leather Strap with PANERAI personalised buckle. Supplied with a steel screwdriver and a second interchangeable Strap.

Reference Number: PAM00113

Indications: Subsidiary seconds at 9.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz Ref. WAH1111.BT0714 $560.00

Movement:Quartz movement.

Dial: White with luminescent applied stick hour markers and bar shaped hands. Arrow head on second hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shaped. Diameter: 41 mm. Scratch-resistant titanium carbide coated unidirectional turning bezel with 60-minute scale. Scratch Resistant Sapphire crystal. Screw-in crown. Water resistant to 200 meters or 660 fee

t. Case back with special “checker flag” decoration.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and quick set date.

Band: Black Rubber Strap with steel tang buckle; 7 inches.

Reference Number: WAH1111.BT0714


Date aperture at 3.

Signatures: Dial, Case and Band.

Longines DolceVita Quartz Date Ref. L5.503.4.98.6 $960.00

Movement:Quartz movement. Caliber L2


Dial: Blue with applied Arabic numerals and stick hour markers. Daunphin shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, rectangula

r shape. Case Measures: 34 mm. x 25

mm. Double-curved scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes and date.

Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet with triple folding clasp.

Reference Number: L5.503.4.98.6

Indications: Date aperture between 4 and 5.

IWC Aquatimer Mens Automatic Ref. IW354807 $3.140.00


Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding; Caliber 30110; 23 jewels; 28,800 v.p.h.; Power Reserve: 42 hours.

Dial: Black with luminescent applied stick hour markers and bar shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shape. Diameter: 42 mm. Thickness: 12,8 mm. Uni-directional rotating inner bezel. Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal. Push-button release safety clasp. Water resistant to 1000 meters or 3000 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, central seconds with stop function and date.

Band: Black Rubber Strap with tang buckle.

Reference Number: IW354807

Indications: Date aperture at 3.

Chopard Mille Miglia Mens GMT Chronometer Automatic Ref. 16/8992 $3.740.00


Movement: CHOPARD Automatic; Certified Chronometer (COSC); 25 jewels; Power reserve approx. 48 hours.

Dial: Black with luminescent sticks markers an

d luminescent sword-shaped hands, red arrow-tip second hand. Luminescent GMT hand.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shaped. Diameter: 42.5 mm. Bezel engraved with 24 hour indication. Glare proofed Sapphire crystal. Transparent case-back. Water resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, subsidiary seconds, date, 3 chrono registers, GMT and Tachometer from 240 to 60 km/h.

Band: Black Perforated Leather Strap with Steel deployment clasp, 8 inches (adjustable).

Reference Number: 16/8992

Indications: Magnified date displays at 3. 12 hours chrono register at 6, subsidiary seconds at 9 and 30 seconds chrono register at 12. Tachometer’s scale on inner bezel.

Baume & Mercier Capeland Ladies Quartz Ref. MOA08169 $530.00


Movement: Swiss Quartz movement.

Dial: Silver with applied steel roman numerals and dots hour markers. Alpha shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, square shape. Diameter: 2

0 mm. Thickness: 7 mm. Smooth bezel. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes and sweep seconds

Band Grey Satin Microfibres Strap with pin buckle.

Reference Number: MOA08169

[Source: watches gallery]


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Worldwide Cult Watches

According to the Baselworld 2009 Daily News Magazine, there are very few timepieces that can be worn an entire lifetime and then passed down to the next generation without going out of fashion.
An example of this is represented by Rolex as it is a watchmaking company that focuses on the improvement of the existing watches in order to have perfect results by modifying the movements.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Cosmograph Daytona is an example of a watch that became a cult, like the Submariner Date. This year, during the Baselworld, Rolex introduced the Submariner Date in a yellow rolesor case, featuring a new unidirectional rotatable bezel in yellow gold with a balck Cerachrom disc and a 120-notch anti-reverse click sys¬tem. Waterproof to a depth of 300 metres, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date is chronometer-certi¬fied and bears a high quality manufacture movement.

Rolex Submariner Date

Another cult watch par excellence is the Monaco from TAG Heuer is another example of a watch that turned into a cult. It was first presented 40 years ago when the watch appeared in a square case contrary to the presumed rules of horlogerie. The Monaco became a fixed feature of the TAG Heuer collection.

The TAG Heuer Monaco

Omega Speedmaster Professional is not only a cult but also the watch that first reached the moon!

Omega Speedmaster Professional

According to women, their favourite cult watch is represented by the Happy Sport from Chopard because of its charming design concept.

The Chopard Happy Sport


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The Most Searched Watches – TOP Brands

According to the World Watch Report an annual market study prepared by IC-Agency that focuses on the top 5 luxury watch companies, the twelve most luxury brands are (in alphabetical order): Breitling, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Ebel, Girard-Perregaux, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tag Heuer.

In relation to this market study, the two most searched models are the Omega’s Seamaster and the Rolex’s Datejust.

(Omega Seamaster)

The Omega Seamaster wristwatch is water proof to 120 meters, it is used for all types of sports activities. The Seamaster line combines advanced technology with exclusive precious materials like: tantalum, titanium or pink gold – available with mechanical or quartz movements.

(Rolex Datejust)

Rolex’s Datejust, on the other hand, was introduced in 1942 with two additions: a sweep seconds hand and a date disc visible though and aperture in the dial at 3. The first Datejust was a seminal one, a model and a design that would last for the next 50 years. This model is still the most beautiful of the Datejusts.

As for eBay, between the most searched watches, we can find the Mint Vacheron Constantin, the Moser IWC Chronograph Repeater Antique, the Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox Alarm, The Vintage Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller, the Vintage TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph or the Omega Big Blue Diver.

(Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox Alarm)

(Vintage Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller)

Even though search volume for counterfeits products is a constant, for the first time I the last five years, since 2008 it started decreasing. “Demand for counterfeit products evolves as markets mature on the Internet. As Internet penetration rises, so does the share of searches relating to pre-purchasing activities for authentic roducts,” explains Flavio Quaranta, Associate Partner at IC-Agency.


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Top ten of the Most Expensive Watches of the World

Even though collecting watches is one of the most expensive hobbies worldwide, it can also take us to many antique timepieces and also to modern innovations giving to the activity or to the search of unique models one of the most satisfying rewarding.
The are a wide range of prices when speaking about watches. The top 10 most expensive watchmakers companies around the world are: Vacheron Constantin, Blancpain, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, ChronoSwiss, Chopard, Jaeger-LeCoultre, International Watch Company (IWC), Omega and Breguet.
As for a top ten of the most expensive watches, from the most expensive one to the tenth most expensive (but not the most):

– Chopard’s 25 Million Dollars Watch
This unique timepiece is ornamented with three local point heart-shaped diamonds (a fifteen carat pink diamond, a twelve carat blue diamond and an eleven carat white diamond) in addition to the 163 carats of white and yellow diamonds, brings a total of 201 carats.

– Patek Phillipe’s Supercomplication: 11 Million Dollar Watch
The Supercomplication watch it is said to have been produced by James Ward Packard in order to commission a watch containing the most complications worldwide. Even though Henry Graves Jr, the banker for whom the watch was produced in 1932, won the contest, the watch wasn’t beaten till fifty years later when Patek Phillipe came up with the 33 complications watch, the 18 carat gold Caliber 89. The price of this timepiece is 6 million dollars.

– Patek Phillipe’s Platinum World Time: estimated over 4 Million Dollars
This Patek Phillipe’s Platinum World Time is believed to be an only one time creation and when produced, the most expensive watch at the moment.

– Vacheron Constantin’s Tour de I’lle: 1.5 Million Dollars Watch
After over 10.000 hours of research in order to create the Tour de I’lle Vacheron Constantine’s watch, the brand came up with the world’s most complicated wristwatch. This wristwatch was produced in a limited edition of seven only one of its kind watches that combine horological complications with astronomical indications .

– Hublot Black Caviar Bang, 1 Million Dollar Watch
Topped with some extremely rare black diamonds, 531 widely distributed black diamonds. Most of them are square cut not less than 322 stones on the case, 179 on the bezel and 30 at the end of the strap, on the clasp. Not just the diamonds make of this watch a very exclusive one, but also, the complications and the design.

– Big Bang Chronograph Hublot’s Wristwatch: 1 Million Dollar Watch
Hublot together with a diamond-setting workshop (Bunter SA) designed and developed an inimitable watch called Big Bang. It features an invisible setting were the only things that can be seen are the diamonds.

– Classical Billionaire Tourbillion Corum’s Wristwatch: 998,000 Dollars
The sparkling wristwatch features 850 diamonds and also has a stunning carcass dial with hour and minute hands. The watch has a 90-hour power reserve and a Caliber CO-372 by Corum and La Joux-Perret. Only 10 pieces are in production.

– Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph: an 850,000 Dollars Parmigiani Fleurier’s Wristwatch.
It features: platinum case, minute repeater, tourbillon and chronograph, as well as a cathedral chime, between many other attractions like the diamonds it features and its amazing design.

– Grande Complication Blancpain’s 785.000 Dollars Wristwatch.
This wristwatch features a minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon phase, an automatic winding mechanism, a sleek crocodile wristband. It is said to take the maker from 8 to 10 months to put together all the 740 components and that only 18 of that brilliant limited edition run of 30 watches have been assembled till now.

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Les Classiques

What moves Chopard is Passion and their belief is that it is all about Luxury but not for a mass but for each individual customer.
This Chopard Classique Homme watch in white gold features a white dial black leather strap. The Chopard Classique Homme also features a a manual movement.

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Happy Spirit

The dial on these watches feature circles/hearts inside bigger circles/hearts and a spinning diamond in the center. The movement is quartz and there’s a big diversity of dial color and strap combination. This gives customers the possibility to fulfill their personal taste and requirements.
This Chopard Happy Spirit watch in white gold features a 32mm diamond case, pink mother-of-pearl dial, diamond bezel with a single floating diamond, and a pink leather bracelet. The Chopard Happy Spirit also features a quartz movement and is water resistant to 30 meters.

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Happy Diamonds

This collection watches are exclusive, as well as the the work done to set each diamond in its own cup. This is why this collection has become a real asset for Chopard.
During a walk in the Black Forest in the 1970s, Ronald Kurowski, a Chopard designer, was so thrilled by the sight of a thousands of drops of water reflecting the daylight and sparkling with all the colours of the rainbow escaping from the waterfall that, this vision, sparked a brilliant idea: that diamonds should shine their brightest, they had to be freed from the claws that held them and allowed to spin freely. It was this way that the Happy Diamonds concept was born. “Diamonds are happiest when they are free”. “It was in these words that Karin Scheufele, head of Chopard, welcomed the first creation with mobile diamonds. This expression caught on and the watch was named “Happy Diamonds”.

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Happy Sport Chopard

The elegance provided by the floating diamonds in the dial and the sporty style of these watches has made this collection extremely successful. Customers can find round, square or oval Happy Sports.
The Happy Sport Chopard collection was launched in 1993 featuring a quartz movement. Happy Sport collection is a sport interpretation of the “Happy Diamonds” concept which main characteristic consists on a play of brilliants, floating on the dial, inside two sheets of sapphire crystal set in a shell of solid gold.

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Mille Miglia Chopard

Mille Miglia Classic

This race, very well known all over the world, takes place in Italy. Participants ride their vintage cars through 1000 miles, from Brescia to Rome and back. Moved by thier pasion for cars, Karl Scheufele and his son Karl Friederich, decided to promote this legendary race in 1988. The Mille Miglia is one of Choprd’s best selling collections.
Mille Miglia Special

Each year Chopard develops a new Mille Miglia model. Participant’s pieces. These pieces have the word Participant engraved and are numbered 1-375 A second limited edition is produced each year. The quantity released in the second series corresponds to the year of production (i.e. year 2006 = 2006 watches released)

Racing Colors Edition

The watches in this collection were expressly designed as an homenage to automovile sports. They combine elegance and excelence and relate the world of watches with the world of automovil competition. During the 20’s the Grand Prix was introduced. This race’s rules provided a color to each country: red for Italy, dark green for England, blue for France, yellow for Belgium and white or gray for Germany.
Jacky Icks Edition

This model appeared as an addition to de Mille Milgia collection. The case is 40mm and the caseback is signed by Jacky Icks, the well known race car driver.

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The History of Chopard

By the middle of the 16th Century the watchmaking industry started developing in Switzerland when the Huguenots, French Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church, established in the region. Geneva and later the region of the Jura soon became the epicenter of the watchmaking industry .

During the windy months of winter in the region of the Swiss Jura, the country people dedicated their time to manufacture movements for Swiss precision pocket watches. Peasants received orders from Geneva through the Comptoirs, selling organizations which provided the peasants with the components of watch mechanisms in order to have them assembled. In spring they collected the finished movements and started trading. Until 1830 only watches with key mechanisms were produced in the region. In 1860 Louis Ulysse Chopard founded his company in the small village of Sonvilier. There is no record of the first years production but we know that since then it has produced watches that meet the highest standards of quality and precision. The first Chopard watch we know is a thick pocket watch with the signature Chopard e Sonviller.

By the middle of the 16th Century the watchmaking industry started developing in Switzerland when the Huguenots, French Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church, established in the region. Geneva and later the region of the Jura soon became the epicenter of the watchmaking industry.

During the windy months of winter in the Swiss region of Jura, the country people dedicated their time to produce movements for Swiss precision pocket watches. Peasants received orders from Geneva through the Comptoirs, selling organizations which provided the peasants with the components of watch mechanisms in order to have them assembled. In spring, they collected the finished movements and started trading them. Until 1830, only watches with key mechanisms were produced in the region. In 1860 Louis Ulysse Chopard founded his company in the small village of Sonvilier. There is no record of the first year’s production but we know that, since then, it has produced watches that meet the highest standards of quality and precision. The first Chopard watch we know is a thick pocket watch with the signature Chopard e Sonviller.

In order to identify his production from the rest, L.U Chopard focused on quality and precision and devel
oped the finest watches in Sonvilier. From the beginning of the 20th century on, domestic traditional watchmakers started disappearing gradually due to Industrial Revolution. Chopard decided that there was still a clientele for his watches and left to Eastern Europe. He visited Hungary, Poland and Russia and his watches reached CZar Nicholas II’s court. In 1920 the company moved to Ginebra. The period between the two World Wars was critic for many watchmakers and jewelers, but not for L. U. Chopard, his son and their watches. Louis Ulysse Chopard’s grandson, André-Paul Chopard, was the head of the firm until 1963 when he met Karl Scheufele III -member of a family with a great reputation in the jewelery business- and, finding himself with no descendants, decided to leave the company in the young man’s hands.

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