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Chopard

In 1860, a 24-year-old son of a farmer, Louis-Ulysse Chopard (1836–1915), established the L.U.C. company — now known simply as Chopard, rather than by the founder’s initials — in Sonvilier, Switzerland. His initial work evolved from making mechanical movements to building the watches themselves, concentrating on making the pocket watch slimmer to carry for everyday use while also ensuring it was precise and reliable. Early successes included providing watches for the punctuality needs of the Swiss Railway Company. Recognizing the international market for Swiss watchmaking, Chopard traveled across Europe and Russia, with Czar Nicholas II becoming a client in 1912.

Chopard’s son, Paul-Louis, took over after Louis-Ulysse’s death in 1915 and expanded the business to La Chaux-de-Fonds. In 1937, the company relocated to the watchmaking center of Geneva, where they could mark their work with the prestigious Geneva Seal. (Paul-Louis’s son, Paul-André, took the reins in 1943.) Business thinned in the postwar years, and Paul-André’s sons declined the opportunity to take over for their father.

In 1963, Chopard was acquired by German goldsmith and watchmaker Karl Scheufele III and his wife, Karin. Under their ownership, Chopard added jewelry to its offerings. The popular Happy Diamonds wristwatch debuted in 1976 — it launched a collection, which now features bracelets, rings and other items. The distinctive watch sees dozens of glittering diamonds, loosed from their settings, moving freely around the dial.

The story goes that the in-house designer Ronald Kurowski was inspired by the kinetic glimmers of sunlight on a waterfall in the Black Forest. He would then develop the innovative system for the Happy Diamonds timepiece that he hoped would essentially mimic his experience in the woods. A young Caroline Scheufele — Karl and Karin’s daughter, who would later become copresident and artistic director — led the introduction of a Happy Diamonds jewelry line in 1985, with her design for a playful clown pendant with a belly full of jittering precious stones. Subsequent lines and accessories such as the Happy Dreams bracelet, Happy Hearts collection and the Happy Sport watches further enhanced Chopard’s range of dynamic adornment.

The Scheufele family-run company continues to be synonymous with excellence in timepieces, such as its role as the official timekeeper for the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, creating all of its movements in-house. And Chopard is constantly developing its wares, from sunglasses and fragrances to recent introductions of high-end handbags.

Find a wide range of authentic Chopard wristwatches, necklaces, rings and other jewelry on 1stDibs.

Average Sold Price
$5,014
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Iconic Designs from Chopard
Explore timeless pieces that have earned their place in history.
Diamonds Icons Ring
Diamonds Icons Ring
Diamonds Pendant
Diamonds Pendant
Diamonds Icons Bracelet
Diamonds Icons Bracelet
Diamonds Icons Ear Pins
Diamonds Icons Ear Pins
Chopard Happy Diamonds 18K White Gold Ring
By Chopard
Located in Geneva, CH
Chopard Happy Diamond ring. At the center of the 18K White Gold setting, a transparent compartment that houses a single round-cut floating diamond. Signed Chopard. Numbered: 82/29...
Category

1990s Chopard

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

Chopard Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial 18 Karat Watch in Stock
By Chopard
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company: Chopard Model: Classic Serial #: 439847 Case Material: 18K Yellow Gold Case Diameter: 24 mm Bracelet: 18k Yellow Gold Bezel: Pave Set Diamond Bezel and Lugs Dial: Mother of ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Chopard

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chopard Happy Diamonds Heart Ring
By Chopard
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
This ring by Chopard is from their Happy Diamonds Collection and features one round brilliant cut floating diamond, made in 18ct White Gold. Accompanied by a Chopard Certificate and ...
Category

Early 2000s Unknown Contemporary Chopard

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Chopard Imperiale Watch 388532-6004
By Chopard
Located in Wilmington, DE
Case & Dial MATERIAL: 18-carat rose gold and stainless steel CASE DIMENSION(S): 36.00 mm DIAL: silver-toned with mother-of-pearl centre CROWN MATERIAL: stainless steel Strap & Buckle...
Category

2010s Chopard

Chopard Happy Sport Floating Diamonds 28/8447 Mens Watch
By Chopard
Located in Great Neck, NY
Chopard Happy Sport 28/8447 Mens Watch. 36 mm stainless steel square case. White dial with silver hands and markers. Date display between 4 and 5 o'clock. Five round cut floating dia...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chopard

Chopard Happy Sport Diamond Ladies Watch 278893-3006
By Chopard
Located in Wilmington, DE
Stainless steel case with a stainless steel bracelet. Fixed bezel. White dial with 5 floating diamonds and blue hands. Roman numerals mark the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock positions hour m...
Category

2010s Chopard

Chopard "I Love You" Happy Diamonds Charm Bracelet in 18k Yellow Gold
By Chopard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
18k yellow gold "I Love You" charm bracelet from Chopard's Happy Diamonds collection. This bracelet features five 18k yellow gold charms including a heart containing 3 floating rou...
Category

Early 2000s Chopard

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Chopard Happy Diamonds Square Pave Halo Band Ring in 18 Karat White Gold
By Chopard
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Ring size: 6 Dazzling diamond halo ring with a playful floating diamond detail by French designer, Chopard. Part of the 'Happy Diamonds' collection, this unique ring offers sparkle...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Contemporary Chopard

Materials

Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, White Gold

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4.7
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4.9
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5.0
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Diamonds Icons Pendant
Diamonds Icons Pendant
Average Price
$3,378
Number Available
7
Diamonds Icons Pendant
By Chopard
Styles
Artisan
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Diamonds Icons Heart Pendant
Diamonds Icons Heart Pendant
Average Price
$1,947
Number Available
4
Diamonds Icons Heart Pendant
By Chopard
Styles
Contemporary, Modern
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Chopard Good Luck Charms Bracelet
Chopard Good Luck Charms Bracelet
Average Price
$3,305
Number Available
4
Chopard Good Luck Charms Bracelet
By Chopard
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Chopard Good Luck Charms Pendant
Chopard Good Luck Charms Pendant
Average Price
$2,244
Number Available
4
Chopard Good Luck Charms Pendant
By Chopard
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Chopard jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Chopard jewelry and watches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gold. While looking for the most fashionable antique or vintage Chopard jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Chopard diamond jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look from our inventory of 422. This collection contains 790 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Contemporary and modern are among the most popular styles of Chopard jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 21st Century and Contemporary. Many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Audemars Piguet, Piaget and Breitling if you are looking for additional options. Chopard jewelry & watches can vary in price, gemstone, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $595 and tops out at $147,999, while pieces like these can sell for $5,862.
Questions About Chopard
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The Chopard name is most famous for its luxury watches, jewelry and accessories. The company started in 1860 as watchmaker Louis-Ulysse Chopard gained fame for his exquisite skills. Its reputation is built upon the dedication to excellence and fine quality materials that are used in the production of its watches and other items. Shop a collection of Chopard watches, jewelry and accessories from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Chopard has been manufacturing luxury watches since 1860. The watches are more fashionable than functional, but they're extremely high quality and on the same par as Rolex, Cartier and Patek Philippe.

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