Chopard - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO Hong Kong Monday, May 30, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Year: 1971
    Reference No: 5038
    Case No: 30'740
    Material: 18k white gold, diamonds and onyx
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold Chopard bracelet, 162 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Chopard folding clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    This lady's bracelet watch is fitted with an onyx dial and a diamond-set bezel. Fitted with a mesh bracelet that is evocative of the 1970s, this jewelry time piece remains ever in vogue today.

  • Artist Biography


    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. 5038
A fine and rare white gold and diamond-set oval bracelet watch with onyx dial

42 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$70,000 - 90,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016