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  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Year: Circa 1975
    Reference No: G 3003/1
    Case No: 7773 3 and 5038 1
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and opal
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold and diamond-set Chopard bangle, 60 mm. inner width
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Chopard concealed clasp
    Dimensions: 45 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Chopard were at the forefront of designing highly unusual watches for lady’s during the 1970’s. Their unmatched creativity during this period is illustrated perfectly with the present watch. Cased in white gold and finished with diamonds, the watch shines further with its beautiful opal dial.

    This design display’s incredible dynamism and is today a most highly unusual and sophisticated bangle watch.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Ref. G 3003/1
A lady's fine, rare and very unusual white gold and diamond-set bangle watch with opal dial

Circa 1975
45 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$125,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am