Since 2002, Chopard luxury watch for sale has been the partner and official timekeeper of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a biennial competition featuring classic race cars from the pre-War period through the 1970s on the world-famous Monte Carlo circuit, along the same route as the Formula 1 Grand Prix. For this year’s race, which starts tomorrow, the Swiss brand has created two new limited-edition chronograph watches inspired by the historical cars.
50 years of wisdom
The Chopard L.U.C 1963 Platinum Limited Edition was launched to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Scheufele family owning the prestigious watch and jewellery company. Angus Davies gets ‘hands-on’ with this elegant timepiece.
With the passage of time comes experience. In 1963, the Scheufele family acquired Chopard and have since guided the company to increasing commercial success, producing eye-catching jewellery and some of the finest timepieces in existence.
Next Monday, February 8, marks the start of the New Year on the traditional Chinese calendar, the Year of the Monkey. As in the past, several luxury watch brands — particularly those with a large following in Asia — have produced special timepieces to commemorate it. Here we look at nine new models from six brands.
The Chopard L.U.C. XP Urushi “Year of the Monkey” features a decorative, Urushi lacquered dial, hand-crafted in Japan by a renowned master of that ancient art. The dial depicts a red-coated monkey perched on a branch gathering peaches, eight of them in all. (Peaches symbolize good health in Chinese culture and the number eight symbolizes luck.) Below the monkey in the tree is a warm scene of a golden valley that echoes the tones of the rose-gold case.
Urushi, which originates from the sap of a certain Japanese tree, is a transparent lacquer that is applied in a series of extremely fine layers that imprison the gold dust used in the Maki-e decoarative technique. To create this dial, Chopard selected master Urushi artist Minori Koizumi; to supervise the extremely small series, the brand enlisted the services of Master Kilchiro Masumura, widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of his art, and the firm Yamada Heiando, official purveyor to the Japanese imperial family.
Since 1988, Chopard is the official timekeeper and Miller Miglia, which occurred in Italy has been reborn as a game since 1977 vintage cars in order to celebrate open-road endurance race sponsor of this cooperation, create Chopard watch collection, become the brand’s sports watches. For the 2015 Basel Watch Fair, a new collection, including Chopard Mille Miglia race GTS automatic and Chopard Mille Miglia of GTS power control has already started, and the internal movement, Chopin clearly defined as the industry a powerful actor .