Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (15 June 2021)
Date of Auction: 15th June 2021
Sold for £1,400
Estimate: £800 - £1,200
Case: 18ct gold, diamond-set inner bezel, glazed panel with ten brilliant-cut floating diamonds, snap-on back, no. 55-21/2900 263817
Signed: dial and case
Dimensions: length 30mm x width 30mm.
FootnoteLouis-Ulysse Chopard founded his eponymous watch making workshop in 1860 in North West Switzerland. His son, Paul Louis Chopard moved the company to Geneva in 1921. In 1963, the firm was sold to Karl Scheufele, a watchmaker from Pforzheim, Germany, whose family still own the firm today.
The ‘happy diamond’, a free floating brilliant-cut diamond behind clear sapphire crystal is a signature of the brand.