Manufactured to the highest possible standards by luxury Swiss watchmaker and jeweller craftsmen, the Chopard glasses are characterised by the same timeless elegance and ultimate sophistication as their timepieces and diamond jewellery collections. Every single Chopard frame is 23 carat gold plated, the acetate glasses are hand-cut, all made in Italy.
The Chopard Story: From Watches to Jewellery
Founded by Swiss watchmaker Louis-Ulysse Chopard in 1860 Chopard has expanded to 150 employees by 1937 and relocated to Geneva where the production of jewellery segment was added to the production of high quality watches. It wasn’t until the mid-70s though, when the ladies’ jewellery timepieces were launched along with their signature Happy Diamonds watch featuring floating diamonds.
Chopard was took over by the Scheufele watch maker family in 1963 and when Caroline Scheufele became artistic director and co-owner of Chopard brand 20 years later the company started flourishing. Caroline was passionate about drawing jewellery from a very young age and one of her first sketches of a clown became the brand’s icon and inspired its first high end jewellery line. Chopard started major partnerships with Mille Miglia, the legendary classic car rally in Italy and became an official partner of the Cannes Film Festival. Caroline Scheufele has redesigned the Golden palm award, the Palme d’Or with the team of Chopard master craftsmen and is from that time on crafted by Chopard. Since 1998 the brand has been sponsoring legendary White Tie & Tiara Ball, organised by Sir Elton John.
The Chopard Eyewear
The signature colours of Chopard are royal blue and gold, with gold being present in on all the frames: white, yellow, rose gold or dyed black, all frames are plated in 23 carat gold. It’s a double layer as after the first (usually) white gold one is the actual colour applied, resulting in a thick, durable layer. The acetate frames are all hand polished with bamboo which gives the eyeglasses a softer, higher shine. The stones in the Chopard frames have the same setting as in the jewellery, making sure they won’t fall out. Chopard offers a two-year no quibble warranty and in case your Chopard glasses would need repairing, don’t worry, Chopard will replace your frames instead of patching up the old pair.
All the Chopard spectacles are handmade in Italy.