Chopard presents an array of new watch and jewellery collections at Basel 2019

Happy Sport Oval

Chopard revives the first bracelet of its iconic watch

For the timeless, playful Happy Sport watch, perpetual self-reinvention is an expression of supreme elegance. With inimitable panache, it provides a fascinating material embodiment of successive eras, treating them as playgrounds for its ever-creative spirit. The feather-light, perfectly adjusted proportions of its impeccable and distinctive oval shape are now rendered even more feminine by pairing them with the original “galet” bracelet adorning the very first watch in this iconic collection, back in 1993. It once again testifies to the in-house skills cultivated by Chopard and expressed in this talisman watch in stainless steel, 18-carat rose gold or as a two-tone version, the slender elegance of which echoes the gentle easy-going charm embedded at the heart of Happy Sport. Beating steadily inside, like a secret form of luxury, is a self-winding movement developed and crafted by the Maison, the calibre 01.09-C.

Happy Hearts Wings

The butterfly effect

The delicacy of fluttering butterfly wings, the strength of a breath of life. In the beginning were dancing diamonds, spinning inside a heart caught up in an endlessly graceful waltz. Through the motion inspired by the women who wear them, they transform the world. More than a motto, “Little Diamonds Do Great Things” is a way of life for the Happy Hearts collection – the beating heart of Chopard – which now welcomes a new collection featuring the butterfly: Happy Hearts Wings. A free and daintily airy spirit appearing in a complete set comprising exquisite necklaces, bracelets, earrings and an 18-carat rose gold and mother-of-pearl ring.

L.U.C Chrono One Flyback

The mark of a man

On the one hand, the chic of a perfectly sober shade of grey. On the other hand, high-impact shades of green, offering an amusing twist on military camo codes. With 100 featuring a Titalyt® case and 250 clad in stainless steel, the two limited series of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback are dissimilar and yet immediately recognisable. Equipped with a calibre developed, crafted and assembled within Chopard Manufacture, L.U.C 03.03-L, this flyback chronograph plays with male fashion conventions. Adopting a virile yet not swaggering attitude, it is imbued with the contemporary, relaxed yet controlled elegance that is the unique signature of the L.U.C collection.

After several editions of L.U.C Chrono One chronographs with a 44-mm diameter, all made of precious metals such as rose or white gold, L.U.C. is taking its chronograph expertise to a new level and style. Featuring a more modern design and crafted from modern materials, the two versions of the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback measure 42 mm in diameter and 13.42 mm thick. Guaranteeing versatility and ensuring quality of construction, both feature a case that is water-resistant to 100 metres. In addition, the L.U.C Chrono One Flyback welcomes the aesthetic details shared by the entire L.U.C. collection: the Dauphine fusée-type hands enhanced with luminescent material; the faceted arrow-shaped applied hour-markers; the slender understated fonts; along with the L.U.Chopard signature appearing just below 12 o’clock above the Chronometer inscription testifying to the high-precision standards cultivated by the entire L.U.C. collection.

CHANEL Coco Crush Fine Jewellery Collection with Keira Knightley

STRONG MODERN LINES

CHANEL’s QUILTING EXPRESSED IN JEWELLERY OBSESSION

In the inventive universe of Gabrielle Chanel an array of distinctive shapes and motifs stand out, from her favourite flower, the camellia, to the powerful comet and the playful ribbon. Ever the innovator, Chanel seized upon familiar items in her remarkable life, transforming them into graphic statements to adorn clothes and accessories that caught the imagination of women throughout the decades, creating design icons that have stood the test of time.

One of the patterns and textures she loved and elevated to the realm of couture was quilting. She first become enamoured with the tactile design in the early 1900s when she visited the stables of her friend Etienne Balsan, a horse owner and breeder. Mademoiselle would ride – chicly attired, of course, in jodphurs, a white shirt, jaunty tie and wide-brimmed hat – making note of the comfortable, padded quilting commonly used in the equestrian world for saddle cloths, horse blankets and grooms’ jackets.

Quilting debuted on the CHANEL runway in the 1920s. The famed couturier employed it initially as a textural contrast for linings, collars and cuffs, and then designed matelassé dresses and robes. In November 1924 Vogue magazine highlighted “one of Chanel’s flights of fancy: dress fronts in shiny quilted silk.” The diamond checquerboard print also popped up in collections in the 1930s.

There are even Chanel quilted cushions, though they are not for sale. These were custom-stitched to complement the large beige suede sofa Mademoiselle ordered in the 1930s for her Paris apartment; they remain there to this day.

Once Gabrielle Chanel had given specific instructions to the craftsman she entrusted with the task, Mr Monnot, “Stitch it all over so that it stays.” She did not refer to her fabric as ‘quilted’. Fitted with a chain strap, the material was turned into the forerunner of the famed 2.55, coveted by fashionable ladies since its launch in February 1955.

Quilting has become an integral part of the CHANEL style, the tweed jacket, shoes, the frames of sunglasses, even in eyeshadow palettes and is the inspiration for the Matelassé watch launched in 1993. Later, it also entered the world of CHANEL Fine Jewellery featuring lines of twinkling pavé stones in the place of the stitches on a golden framework, or set with another house icon, pearls.

In 2015, another quilt-inspired Fine Jewellery collection is launched, COCO CRUSH. Simplicity itself, the collection is born from the spirit of modernity and refinement that Gabrielle Chanel, as she went horseback riding in the bloom of her youth, would instil in high fashion, changing the way women have adorned and carried themselves for more than a century.

In 2019, the quilted motif is expressed into a series of two finger ring, open bangle and huggie earrings with generous and feminine lines that are made to be worn every day.

Qeelin Wulu Jade Collection

Wulu, a symbol of good fortune and positive energy, is imbued with magical powers. The traditional gourd shape that resembles the lucky number ‘8’ is a powerful ancient Chinese symbol of good health and good fortune.

And by using only exquisite beautiful grade A jade which is all natural without any chemical treatment, this new Wulu Jade collection in 18K rose gold with diamonds is indeed fit for powerful modern women.

Renovated OMEGA boutique opens at K11 Art Mall

OMEGA is proud to announce the re-opening of its renovated boutique at K11 Art Mall in Tsim Sha Tsui. This is the first OMEGA boutique in Hong Kong to unveil the new interior design concept. Located in one of the major shopping districts of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Boutique covers an area of 893 square feet, offering a gracious and luxurious shopping environment for customers to browse the brand’s full range of iconic products, including Constellation, Seamaster, Speedmaster and De Ville timepieces, as well as OMEGA’s Fine Jewellery, Fine Leather and Eyewear collections together with the Brand’s signature fragrance.

OMEGA K11 Art Mall Boutique

Location:   Shop G05B, K11 Art Mall, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Telephone:   852-2518 9857

Opening Hours:   Mon – Sun, 10:00am to 9:00pm

Retail Area:   893 sq. feet