Chopard continues its evocative journey across “imperial worlds” with the new Imperiale Joaillerie, a secret jewellery watch inspired by Inca motifs.
The Imperiale collection, re-launched in 2010, is a blend of classic style and elegance, of jewellery excellence and high horology expertise, all according to modern aesthetic ideals.
The main inspiring principle is the imperial world and its suggestive power, pomp and passions. After celebrating Byzantium, in 2015, with the “Empress Jewellery Box” capsule collection, Chopard travels to South America, at the heart of the Incan culture, to draw the lines of its latest creation.
Impériale Joaillerie is this time a secret watch, a bejeweled timepiece. Its top lid is all set with diamonds and turquoises, resembling a pre-Colombian mosaic.
By opening the lid, the Imperiale distinctive elements are revealed: its roman numbers, its sharp hands and that characteristic motif typical of tapestries and cushions where monarchs used to pose their regal insignia.
A motif, this latter, that is like a distinctive mark, as it is to be found on the lid, as shape of the 38mm case’s handles, also all set with diamonds, and as the seconds’ mark.
The dial has a guilloché soleil decoration, to pay homage to the Sun God worshipped by the Inca civilization.
This “Incan” version of the Imperiale Joaillerie watch comes with blue or turquoise damask or turquoise alligator straps. The 18k Fairmined white gold case is entirely set with diamonds, and encapsulates the L.U.C. 96.12-L automatic movement, designed, developed and hand carved at the Chopard Manufacture, in Fleurier. CC
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