Chopard is a luxury timepiece company based in Switzerland known for being one of the benchmarks when it comes to precision timekeeping and jewelry. While that reputation only came to the fore starting the 1960s when Karl Scheufele III and his family bought the company, Chopard has actually been around since the 19th century. Louis Ulysse Chopard established the company in 1860. He was only 24 at that time and his main focus was the development of precise pocket watches and chronometers based on new and groundbreaking ideas.
Chopard’s watches and movements are made in-house. They do not rely on the base movements and ebauches of other timepiece companies. The purchase of the company by the Scheufeles proved to be the perfect blend as the Pforzheim-based family was already into the jewelry and watch manufacturing business. Chopard has since become one of the official sponsors of various prestigious events, like the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique.
Chopard is also known for the beauty and value of its timepieces. Here is a list of the top ten most expensive Chopard watches.
10. Chopard Happy Sport Square XL White Gold Watch – $56,600
The Chopard Happy Sport Square XL White Gold Watch has a case made of white gold that weighs 18 karat. It measures 36 millimeters in length and 35 millimeters in width. It is also 11.5 millimeters thick. The dial has a white mother of pearl color, with lugs and bezel set with 231 diamonds that weigh 4.38 carats. This extra large watch has a precision Swiss quartz movement. Its black crocodile leather strap is matched with a white gold tang clasp. The dial also boasts of applied silver Roman numerals, five floating diamonds, date calendar between 4 o’ clock and 5 o’ clock and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.
9. Chopard Imperiale Automatic 40 mm Pink Gold Watch – $61,890
The Chopard Imperiale Automatic 40 millimeter Pink Gold Watch has a pink gold case that weighs 18 karats with thickness of 9.5 millimeters. This large watch has a self-winding automatic movement. Power reserve can last up to 42 hours and the watch is water resistant up to a distance of 50 meters. The watch has a silver dial and features pave diamond bezel.
8. Chopard L.U.C. Lunar One White Gold Watch – $63,600
The Chopard L.U.C. Lunar One White Gold Watch has a silver dial color with black crocodile bracelet. It has a self-winding automatic movement, power reserve that can last up to 65 hours and water resistance up to a distance of 30 meters. This extra large watch has case dimensions of 43 millimeters in diameter and 11.5 millimeters in thickness. Only 250 pieces of this model were ever produced. The watch features a perpetual calendar with moon phase and a 24-hour scale.
7. Chopard Imperiale Automatic 36 mm White Gold Watch – $65,740
The Chopard Imperiale Automatic 36 mm White Gold Watch has a pave diamond dial color with black alligator strap matched by a gold tang buckle. It has a self-winding movement with power reserve of up to 42 hours and water resistance of up to 50 meters. This large watch has a case made of white gold that weighs 18 karats and measures 9 millimeters in thickness. The case also has pave diamonds. The bezel is set with round brilliant diamonds, white gold hands, index markers with Roman numerals, 25-jewel Caliber SW300 and sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratch.
6. Chopard Imperiale Automatic 40 mm White Gold Watch – $90,600
The Chopard Imperiale Automatic 40 mm White Gold Watch has a pave diamond dial color with bracelet made of white gold that weighs 18 karats and fully pave set with round brilliant diamonds. The bezel is also set with round brilliant diamonds. The dial has white gold hands and Roman numeral index markers. This large watch has self-winding automatic movement with power reserve of up to 42 hours and water resistance of up to 50 meters. The case has a thickness of 9.5 millimeters. It has 25 jewel Caliber SW300 and a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratch.
5. Chopard Imperiale Quartz 28 mm White Gold Watch – $90,600
The Chopard Imperiale Quartz 28 mm White Gold Watch has bracelet made of 18k white gold fully pave set with round brilliant diamonds. The bezel is also set with similar gems. The pave diamond dial has white gold hands and Roman numerals and index markers. This small watch has precision Swiss quartz movement and is water-resistant up to 50 meters. Its case measures 9 millimeters in thickness.
4. Chopard Xtravaganza XL Rose Gold Watch – $92,740
The Chopard Xtravaganza XL Rose Gold Watch has a pink dial color with scattered diamonds and black crocodile leather bracelet. This extra large ladies watch has a precision Swiss quartz movement and is water resistant up to 30 meters. It measures 45 millimeters in diameter and 7.5 millimeters in thickness. It also has a diamond bezel.
3. Chopard Secret Watch – $508,000
The Chopard Secret has a pave set diamond dial and square frame. The case is encrusted with brilliant, square and baguette-cut diamonds that weigh 19 carats. The strap is made of satin and boasts of a clasp made of baguette-cut diamond. Only two pieces of this model have been made.
2. Chopard Super Ice Cube Watch – $1.1 million
The Chopard Super Ice Cube is made of gemstones that have been cut and shaped like ice cubes. The bracelet is made of white gold but encrusted with baguette-cut diamonds. The face of the dial and the side of the case are also made of baguette-cut diamonds that weigh 66 carats in all.
1. Chopard 201-Carat Watch – $25 million
The Chopard 201-Carat Watch is probably the most expensive watch in the world. It is made of white and yellow diamonds that weigh 163 carats, in addition to the three heart-shaped diamonds consisting of the 15-carat pink, 12-carat blue and 11-carat white. A special mechanism can be pressed that would open up the three heart diamonds to reveal the time.