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  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 20/5533
    Case No: 270184 and 4117
    Model Name: Happy Diamonds
    Material: 18k yellow gold, diamonds and rubies
    Calibre: Quartz
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold, diamond and ruby-set Chopard bangle bracelet, 175 mm. maximum length
    Dimensions: 27 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Chopard fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This incredibly unusual Chopard bangle watch is designed to snake up the arm, shimmering with every movement. Fitted with a diamond bow next to the dial, it is also set with a cabochon ruby at the end of the bracelet, almost mimicking the tail of an animal. Suspended diamonds furthermore finish off the watch, giving a playful nod to the design code of the Happy Diamonds series.

  • 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. 20/5533
A rare and glamorous yellow gold, ruby and diamond-set bangle watch

Circa 2000
27 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
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017