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    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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A Suite of Diamond and Gold 'Happy Diamond' Jewelry

Comprising a watch, of mechanical movement, the round gold tone dial, accented by three floating circular-cut diamonds, to the circular-cut diamond lugs and leather strap; a pendant necklace, suspending a gold square-shaped pendant, containing five floating circular-cut diamonds, from a gold rope chain; and a bracelet and ear studs en suite, mounted in 18K yellow gold, watch length XX inches, necklace length 15 inches, bracelet length 7 1/2 inches, ear studs length 1/4 inches.
Signed 'Chopard, Happy Diamond, Geneve', watch no.155668 403606, G3644

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $4,375

JEWELS

6 December 2011
New York