1990' Chopard 'Tonneau' Power Reserve White Gold + Box - Ref. 16/2248
A fine and elegant Chopard 'manufacture' in white gold
WHY IS THIS WATCH SPECIAL
This impressive and refined timepiece features all the characteristics of elegance and watchmaking savoir-faire. The perfect balance of the silver 'guilloché' dial displays the special functions of the automatic extra-flat movement; Power reserve and circular date. The generous 'Tonneau' shaped solid gold case has a very nice presence on the wrist. Important details like the Bréguet blued steel hands, guilloché dial, sapphire on the crown, very flat 'two-stepped' case with sapphire crystal, gives an unrivalled touch to this very well preserved timepiece.
Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the son of a farmer from Sonvilier, quickly conquered Switzerland and the world at the age of 24. The artisan watchmaker created works of art with innovative designs, which early on helped him export to such illustrious places like the court of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Qualities like precision and reliability were very sought-after characteristics in watches, dating all the way back to the 19th century. With unique chronometers and pocket watches, Louis-Ulysse Chopard aimed to fulfill and exceed these "desires".
Chopard is one of the last family-run watchmaking and jewelry company. Karl-Friedrich, who managed the men's collections, developed sports watches during the 1980s and the Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier, which produces the L.U.C movements, in the 1990s.
- Maker: Chopard
- Model: Tonneau 'Power Reserve'
- Reference: 16/2248
- Case N°: 4115xx
- Year: 1990'
- Material: Solid 18k Wite Gold
- Dimentions (WxHxT): 33x38x7mm
- Caliber: Chopard 9644 automatic
- Bracelet/Strap: Black leather with Chopard 18k solid gold pinbuckle
- Lug width: 17mm
- Box/Papers: Original Chopard box
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
This watch is in extremely good condition and comes with its original Chopard box. The solid gold case and matching original gold buckle mounted on a new strap, is very well preserved. The silver guilloché dial with Bréguet hands is just mesmerising. This is a very elegant and sharp complicated watch. A nice presence on the wrist, perfect for every day wear and formal occasions.