A Diamond and Gold 'Happy Sport' Wristwatch

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    • Circa 2005

    • Round brilliant-cut diamonds
      Quartz movement, case no. 921889 and 15258, reference no. 27/6850-23/11
      Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed, with Swiss assay marks
      18 karat white gold, length approximately 7.50 inches

  • Maker Bio

    Chopard

    Swiss • 1860

    At the age of 24, Louis-Ulysse Chopard started his company L.U.C. Chopard in Sonviller, Switzerland. Since the brand's inception in 1860, Chopard understood the need for thin and accurate pocket watches to be functional for daily wear. The brand gained world recognition in 1912 after Tsar Nicolas II became a client.



    Following Louis-Ulysse's death in 1915, his sons Paul-Louis and Paul André took over the business and moved their headquarters to La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1963, the company was taken over by Karl Scheufele, who remains the brand's owner. Arguably Chopard's most recognizable design, the "Happy" line, was inspired by Scheufele's daughter Caroline. In 1996, his son Karl-Friedrich established Chopard as a manufacturer of its own range of in-house movements under the name L.U.C., creating groundbreaking, exquisitely finished watches that have earned the brand worldwide acclaim.

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Property of an International Collector

Chopard

A Diamond and Gold 'Happy Sport' Wristwatch

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

sold for $5,000

Contact Specialist
Susan Abeles
Head of Department, Americas and Senior International Specialist
New York
+1 212 940 1383

Jewels & More: Online Auction

Online Auction 28 May - 11 June 2019