Louis-Ulysse Chopard first began creating high-precision pocket watches and chronometers in Switzerland, in 1860. Today, over 150 years later and still family-led, Chopard remains synonymous with watchmaking excellence. Long-renowned for a loyal and elite following – Chopard was the watchmaker of choice for the court of Tsar Nicholas II in the late 19th century – from its Switzerland base, Chopard is committed to keeping the Swiss art of watchmaking current by handmaking its own movements in-house.
While haute horlogerie may have created the foundations for the Chopard legacy, its foray into fine jewellery cemented them. Evolving the Happy Diamonds collection to include Chopard’s first piece of jewellery in 1985, in 2007 the house launched its first Haute Joaillerie Red Carpet collection dedicated to the Cannes Film Festival, of which Chopard is an official partner. A passion for excellence is at the heart of everything Chopard does.
A truly iconic collection, Happy Diamonds sees free-floating diamonds sparkle in fine jewellery and across the faces of fine watches.
First introduced in 1976, the Happy Diamonds collection was conceived as a fresh take on the gem-set watch, with diamonds moving freely across the face of the watch. To achieve this, a dial was inserted between two sapphire watch crystals – a patented technique that is still in use today.
"What I love most about the collection is that you can wear it any time, day or night."Caroline Scheufele