We were invited to Christie’s private preview of Jewellery and Watches in South Kensington, London. Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie’s is one among the world’s leading auction houses. It offers around 450 auctions …
Louis-Ulysse Chopard established Chopard in 1860. Thanks to the precision and reliability of his watches, they gained a quick reputation and found buyers around the world. In 1921, his son Paul Louis took over the firm, followed by his son, Paul André. Since André’s sons were not keen on taking the business forward, the company was sold to Karl Scheufele, a descendant of a lineage of watchmakers and jewellers from Pforzheim, Germany. The brand grew under his management and became one of the leading names in the high-end watch and jewellery industry.
Today, Chopard is among the few brands that offer a complete range of luxury and jewellery watches. These include quartz, mechanical, gem-set, and contemporary models for both, men and women.