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  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 20/5453
    Case No: 4113 271'959
    Model Name: Happy Diamonds
    Material: 18K white gold, diamonds and sapphires
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K white gold, diamond and sapphire-set Chopard bracelet, 160 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold, diamond and sapphire-set Chopard concealed clasp
    Dimensions: 24.7 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Chopard Certificate of Origin dated 21 August 1995, Garantie dated 21 August 1995, Wempe Diamond Certificate dated 21 August 1995, invoice, service receipt, brochure, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present ladies watch from the "Happy Diamonds" collection features rows of diamonds and cabochon sapphires, designed in an abstract pattern which winds up and down the bracelet.

    Incredibly glamorous, the bracelet is furthermore set with navette-cut diamonds throughout. The dial is also set with brilliant-cut diamonds that suspend in the sapphire crystal - an attribute that is characteristic of the Happy Diamonds series, which is incredibly feminine yet playful, showcasing the spirit of Chopard's designs. The diamonds are astoundingly all internally flawless, with the diamonds weighing approximately 8 carats in total.

  • 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. 20/5453
A lady's fine and rare white gold, diamond and sapphire-set bracelet watch with original certificate and fitted presentation box, retailed by Wempe

Circa 1995
24.7 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€14,400-24,100
$15,000-25,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017