Chopard is a Swiss luxury brand that specializes in watches, jewelry, and accessories. Louis-Ulysse Chopard established Chopard in 1860. It easily gained popularity among collectors following its acquisition, and it is now one of the top luxury watch manufacturers, operating entirely independently as a family-run brand. Famous Chopard men’s and women’s watches include Happy Diamonds, Imperiale, Classic Racing, L.U.C., and Classic.
The company is putting knowledge and experience in gem-setting and goldsmithing since it is a jeweler. Diamonds can be found in some of the company’s watch designs, and the Geneva facility can smelt and set gold cases in-house. Chopard took great pride in its vertically integrated manufacturing, or the ability to manufacture most of the watch parts in-house. This enables the company to adhere to standards such as ethical gold and diamond procurement. Here’s a list of the amazing Chopard watches.
1. Chopard L.U.C Lunar One Platinum Watch
One of the magnificent Chopard watches is Chopard L.U.C Lunar One Platinum Watch. Chopard debuted the L.U.C Lunar One perpetual calendar with an astronomical moonphase showcase at Baselworld 2017. This magnificent watch comes in a platinum case but also is limited to 950 pieces in a limited series. This watch has a diameter of 43mm and a thickness of 11.47mm. Its classy case features vertical satin-brushed flanks with mirror-polished lug tips and bezel. A multi-layered, glamorous royal blue dial with a large date and moonphase display sits beneath the front sapphire glass.
Its deep blue dial features a sunburst pattern that exudes from the L.U.Chopard logo at 12 o’clock. The large twin-aperture date window is also located at the top of the dial. Its perpetual calendar indications on the three subdials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions are displayed in large white fonts for perfect readability. The moonphase screen depicts a star-studded blue sky with stars from the Northern Hemisphere. Its moonphase indication is extremely accurate, with a 122-year adherence. Mirror-polished and applied Roman numerals, as well as rhodium-plated sword hands, complete the dial.
The in-house manufactured L.U.C caliber 96.13-L, which bears the iconic Poinçon de Genève top-notch hallmark, is at the heart of this watch. The COSC, the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, has accredited its accuracy. Its self-winding mechanism has a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz) and can store sufficient energy to keep the watch running for approximately 65 hours. Chopard’s in-house caliber is one of only a few self-winding perpetual calendars with a micro-rotor. The movement is quite thin, measuring only 6mm in thickness, thanks to the use of a 22-carat gold micro-rotor. Beveled bridges with Geneva stripes, a circular-grained base-plate, guilloché-work on the rotor, mirror-polished steel parts, and a regulator with swan neck adjustment are among the movement’s finishes. The back view exposes the mechanism’s inner charm.
2. Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Watch
Chopard has introduced the Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Watch, with the GTS standing for Grand Turismo Sport. It is the first watch in the brand’s collection for their flagship Mille Miglia line. It’s the first time that the chronometer and power-reserve Mille Miglia models have been outfitted with Chopard’s movement from the Fleurier Ebauches workshops. The flawless caliber 01.08-C is designed solely, developed, and manufactured in-house. The self-winding mechanism satisfies all the Mille Miglia line’s quality requirements, and it is a qualified Chronometer by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Its mechanical movement has 40 jewels, a frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz), and a power reserve of 60 hours.
The innovative Chopard Mille Miglia GTS exudes an amazing racing spirit and masculine curves influenced by classic cars that competed in the race between 1940 and 1957. This watch, like other Mille Miglia luxury watches, is designed as an intricate instrument. The Mille Mille GTS Power Control’s bezel has a graduated black aluminum insert that emphasizes its sporting nature. A black dial beneath the front sapphire glass pays homage to the beauty of vintage car dashboards.
The dial features oversized Superluminova-coated numerals 6 and 12 as well as a date window at the 3 o’clock position in the Mille Miglia red-arrow race logo. The date aperture is another reference to the numbers on the competing cars’ doors and bonnets. On the opposite end, at 9 o’clock, there’s also a power-reserve indicator reminiscent of a 1950s gasoline gauge. Chopard’s new Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Watch is available in stainless steel and 18-karat rose gold. The watch has glare-proof sapphire crystals on both sides and is built to withstand water pressure up to 100 meters (330 feet).
3. Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Watch
This magnificent watch is a member of the L.U.C collection, which already includes the L.U.C Strike One model, which chimes every striking hour, but this one is outfitted with a minute repeater that was created, produced, and assembled entirely in-house. The Chopard L.U.C Full Strike commemorates the 20th anniversary of the L.U.C’s production in Fleurier, Switzerland. Its in-house engineered minute repeater mechanism resembles a traditional column-wheel chronograph movement. This amazing Chopard watch has an openwork gold dial and a plethora of technical solutions, rendering it one of the most imaginative minute repeaters on the watchmaking market. On transparent crystal gongs, the watch chimes the hours, quarters, and minutes.
These sapphire rings are a necessary component of the watch glass. Appearing at 10 o’clock, this one-of-a-kind technical solution to the traditional resonance constraints imposed by using brass or gold gongs noticeably enhances the overall impact of the open-worked dial. Its beautiful dial also includes the strike governor for the minute repeater at the 8 o’clock position, as well as the dual power reserve indicator at the 2 o’clock position, which shows both the rate of depletion of the striking mechanism and the autonomy of the movement. It is housed in a beautiful Fairmined rose gold case, 42.50mm in diameter and 11.55mm in thickness.
Chopard has gradually evolved into an independent behemoth with a growing portfolio of brands since its founding. It now has more material and design freedom because it has moved most of its production in-house over the last few decades. Chopard makes every effort to adhere to the most stringent gold standards accessible. Having a magnificent Chopard watch is unquestionably worthwhile.