With L’Heure du Diamant, Chopard masterfully captures the power of diamonds. Its workshops have orchestrated an encounter between the queen of precious stones and contemporary design. The collection is enriched by a mechanical watch with automatic winding richly set and paired with Chopard’s famous “bark motif” bracelet, along with a pair of earrings and two pendants in ethical white gold. These vibrant talismans bear witness to the energy generated when form and matter create a perfect alchemist’s blend.
A new watchmaking fit
With L’Heure du Diamant, the Artisans of the Chopard workshops demonstrate their equal mastery of watchmaking and jewellery expertise, vividly confirmed by the new timepiece joining the collection. Crafted in 18K ethical white gold, it combines a an in-house mechanical movement with automatic winding, an oval mother-of-pearl dial punctuated with gemset hour-markers, a bezel entirely paved with more than four carats of brilliant-cut diamonds majestically highlighted by crown settings, as well as an ethical 18K white gold bracelet that is as visually pleasing as it is comfortable.
The latter features a texture reminiscent of tree bark, but with the added finesse of a Chopard-exclusive finish that lends a silky touch to the gold. Nestling gently against the skin, the bracelet won’t get caught or snagged on fabric. This technique developed by the Scheufele family in the 1960s consists of hand engraving the gold, which is then affixed to the structure of the bracelet, thus ensuring a comfortable, supple and flowing feel on the wrist. Embodying an ideal blend of design and craftsmanship, this watch bracelet evokes 1960s and 1970s jewellery, while remaining very much in tune with current naturalist trends.
Finally, the watch is equipped with a Chopard 09.01-C mechanical movement with automatic winding ensuring a 42-hour power reserve and entirely crafted by Chopard’s watchmakers. The subtle balance between jewellery-making artistry and horological expertise enables L’Heure du Diamant to combine intelligence and beauty – thereby embodying a perfect expression of modern femininity.
A jewellery extravaganza
L’Heure du Diamant is also a collection of jewellery creations paying tribute to the purity of diamonds as much as to ageless femininity. This interpretation features a set comprising a pair of round earrings and a matching pendant, lighting up the most stunning outfits thanks to the lightness of the crown setting used. Another larger pear-shaped pendant complements the collection with its more generous shapes.
Each of these models has passed through the expert hands of the Maison’s jewellery and gemsetting Artisans, who have become masters in the art of giving life to flamboyant jewellery tinged with contemporary charm.