Chopard - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Chopard
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 16/1874/1
    Movement No: 100'970
    Case No: 1'150'375
    Model Name: L.U.C Quattro Regulator Only Watch 2005
    Material: Palladium
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1.98-37089, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold Chopard folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Chopard Certificate of Limited Edition dated September 2005 confirming the present watch is an unique piece made specially for Only Watch in 2005, Watch Rate Certificate, loupe, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Created in 2005 for Only Watch, this wristwatch is cased in palladium and fitted with the L.U.C. Quattro Regulator and is a unique piece. Chopard has always supported charitable events and organisations and have manufactured many watches for the Only Watch project. The watch is also fitted with a special dial, making it truly unique. The palladium case really finishes the watch beautifully. Palladium is the least dense material of the platinum group of metals. Its density of 12.02 makes it lighter than gold or platinum. Chopard is one of the few remaining family-owned watch manufacturers since 1963. Chopard has always pioneered by using diverse materials and watchmaking skills, which truly sets it apart from many other watch manufacturers. This example was the first Chopard watch ever to be cased in palladium.

  • 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. 16/1874/1
A very fine and unique palladiumregulator-style wristwatch with power reserve, 24 hours and date

Circa 2005
39.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$240,000 - 400,000 

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