Since it was founded in 1860, Chopard watches have been celebrated for their high precision and ultra luxurious allure. The company takes its name from its owner Louis-Ulysse Chopard. In the beginning, Chopard focussed on manufacturing pocket watches and chronometers from the unassuming district of Sonvilier, Switzerland. In 1921, his son, André, helped the company branch out and opened the first location outside Sonvilier in La Chaux-de-Fonds. In this new location, Chopard watches were produced at the same high quality and fine craftsmanship found in the first location.
In 1976, Chopard introduced what would be one of its most prestigious line for women, the Chopard Happy Diamonds Collection. For the first time, watch wearers could wrap their wrists with an automatic chronograph that featured several floating diamonds on the dial. It was a godsend for women who desired a practical watch with an added hint of sparkle. Chopard Happy Diamonds also comes in the form of a heart-shaped pendant that can be worn around the neck. It also contains the signature dancing diamonds.
Chopard watches for men include the Chopard Classic. It’s a timeless arm piece with an 18K white gold case and a clean white dial. This automatic Chopard watch features a comfortable and durable strap made of black crocodile leather and a tang clasp. It perfectly complements any masculine look whether it’s for daytime or date night.
Another notable watch from the Swiss-based jeweller is the Chopard Mille Miglia. Released in 2013, this new Chopard watch features elements inspired by the open-road Italian sports race. This self-winding chronograph has a rubber strap that looks like a tire tread and a grey dial with standout red hands.
Any watch, jewellery or accessory coming out of this Swiss manufacturer will run you a hefty bill. For those who wish to wear one of the luxurious Chopard watches at a chopped price, opt for watches that have been previously worn. The market of pre-owned luxury watches is growing, meaning you won’t be too hard-pressed to find chopped used watches. When looking for used Chopard watches, make sure to check the condition and budget for any extra restoration services you may need such as new straps. When in doubt, get a second opinion from a professional watchmaker who can tell you if that used Chopard watch is worth your time. Even at a chopped price, a quality pre-owned watch should still have the signature elements of a Chopard watch, such as a precision Swiss quartz movement, water and scratch-resistant features, and clear diamonds.