Chopard's Dazzling Complication

Posted by Bert on Mar 27, 2013 4:30:12 AM

The fully set ladies’ Imperiale Tourbillon blends high watchmaking with high jewelry making – Chopard’s two core specialties. The watch is set with 454 diamonds, totaling 48 carats in round, baguette, briolette and oval shapes. The dial is set using the snow setting technique, which is particularly hard to master because it combines brilliant-cut diamonds of varying diameters. The flange, bezel and case side are set with baguette-cut diamonds, the white gold crown features baguette- and briolette-cut diamonds, while oval-cut cabochons and baguette-cut diamonds adorn the lugs and bracelet. The power reserve indicator is an arc set with baguette-cut diamonds and amethysts, while the screws of the bridge are dramatically set with amethyst. The hand-wound L.U.C caliber 02-14-L (4T2I) tourbillon movement is powered by four barrels, ensuring a nine- day (216-hour) power reserve. The watch is C.O.S.C. certified and bears the Poinçon de Geneve quality hallmark. The caseback is engraved with “Imperiale,” “Tourbillon” and “Chopard.”

Chopard: 212-821-0300, www.chopard.com

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