Chopard pleases its female customers with the new IMPERIALE Joaillerie Améthyste watch and a piece of jewelry. Encrusted with precious stones, this novelty represents a fine tribute to modern femininity.
The new Chopard timepiece combines High Jewelry and precision mechanics to create an exquisitely unique aesthetics. It is powered by the in-house manufactured Chopard caliber 01.03-C. The self-winding mechanical movement is capable of holding full 60 hours of power reserve. The 27 jewels mechanism measures 28.8mm in diameter and oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz).
The IMPERIALE Joaillerie Améthyste timepiece is decorated with precious stones from baguette-cut amethysts, baguette-cut diamonds, to brilliant-cut diamonds. It is housed in an elegant, feminine case crafted from 18-karat white gold. Its adorable case measures 40mm in diameter and 10.6mm in thickness.
Its bezel is paved with graded shades of baguette-cut amethysts, while lugs are set with cabochon-cut amethysts. On the right side of the case, there is an 18-karat white gold crown decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds.
The case is protected on both sides with glare proofed sapphire crystals. The new Chopard comes with the transparent case back where you can admire the fine finishing of movement parts.
Underneath the sapphire glass, there is a fabulous mother-of-pearl dial adorned with baguette-cut amethysts and rhodiumed hour-markers. The rhodiumed Arabic numerals are set at the quarter hour.
Placed at the central part of the dial and surrounded by diamonds, the characteristic arabesque motifs of the Imperiale collection which are inspired by the scrolling patterns on imperial regalia, form a delicate background and serve as a subtle reminder of the dagger-shaped hours and minute hands. The hands are rhodiumed and skeletonized.
The watch features the color known as “imperial purple”, which is a clear association with its real nature. Further, the lugs are inspired by the columns of classical architecture, whereas the lotus flower-shaped crown forms a regal set of details echoing the heritage of the grand historical empires in this line of watches.
The new women’s Chopard IMPERIALE Joaillerie Améthyste with the referent number 384239-1012 embraces the wrist with a dark purple leather strap, ending with an 18-karat white gold pin buckle set with brilliant-cut diamonds.
This exquisite ladies’ timepiece is graced with clean lines and bears elegant testimony to the brand’s exceptional range of in-house capabilities. The visitors of the Baselworld 2013 were also able to see other Chopard novelties (IMPERIALE Chrono All Black, Happy Sport Medium Automatic, as well as two L.U.C models: Engine One H and Perpetual T).