A lady's fine and rare white gold and diamond-set bracelet watch

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  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 4118 1
    Case No: 507'765
    Model Name: Happy Diamonds
    Material: 18k white gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k white gold and diamond-set Chopard bracelet, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Chopard clasp
    Dimensions: 27.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example for a Happy Diamonds bracelet watch, please see Chopard The Passion for Excellence by Salomé Broussky, pages 84 and 85.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Happy Diamonds collection enables the diamonds to move freely between two glazed sapphire crystals. The present watch weighing approximately 16 carats in total, is adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds and is fitted with seven free floating diamond collets that swirl playfully around the dial. These unpredictable movements maximise the sparkles and provides fascination.

    Offered in excellent overall condition, the present watch adds a sparkle to any woman’s fine collection of watches.

  • 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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Ref. 4118 1
A lady's fine and rare white gold and diamond-set bracelet watch

蕭邦,精細及罕有,18K白金鑲鑽石,女裝石英鏈帶腕錶,“Happy Diamonds”,型號4118 1,約2010年製

Circa 2010
27.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$350,000 - 450,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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