Earlier in 2010 Chopard presented the all new and remarkably popular IMPERIALE collection.
Today the quintessence of style and elegance welcomes a newcomer: the rose gold and steel Imperiale. For this new reinterpretation of the brand’s famous 1990s model, the House designers have drawn inspiration from refined, dynamic and natural women with strong personalities who appreciate the discreet luxury of extremely beautiful objects.
Beneath its understated appearance, the IMPERIALE conceals a wealth of rare and precious details. Many of them, such as the typical lug covers, have been entirely redesigned. The splendours of the imperial age are expressed through this sculptural timepiece. The delicately engraved mother-of-pearl dial base evokes the embroidered cushions on which monarchs used to place their insignia. It is encircled by golden Roman numerals representing resolutely “imperial” symbols marking off the hours. The finely curved golden hands are reminiscent of tapered daggers used by sovereigns in combat, while the lotus-shaped crown adorned with a tiny amethyst briolette-cut cabochon is fitted on a case-middle with pure, uncluttered sides enhancing the ethereally light and luminous appeal of this model. The delicate royal purple shade of the stones echoes the colour of the transfers on the watch dial as well as the Chopard signature.
This new IMPERIALE radiates an aura of timeless chic embodying a subtle alliance between simplicity and majesty, sophistication and sensuality. Available in 36 mm and 40 mm, diamond-set or all-polished, equipped with a quartz movement for the small model or self-winding for the big one and fitted with a rose gold and steel bracelet or an alligator strap, this bicolor IMPERIALE thus appears in a variety of versions appealing to the most demanding women to accompany them on all occasions.